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Emirates crew member dies after fall from plane in Uganda

Friday, 16 March 2018

An Emirates crew member has died after falling out of an emergency door of an aircraft parked at Uganda’s Entebbe airport, a hospital official said. Francis Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the female crew member was taken for emergency treatment following the fall on Wednesday, confirmed her death. “We received her from the Civil Aviation Authority in an ambulance, but she was already dead,” Sekandi said late Thursday. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority ...

Raining gold in Russia as plane accidentally drops 3 tons of the precious metal

Friday, 16 March 2018

Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway. An investigation is underway after the incident Thursday at the airport in the far east city of Yakutsk, according to the Tass news agency. An An-12 plane operated by the airline Nimbus took off for Krasnoyarsk carrying 9.3 tons of gold and other precious metals, according to a statement from the state Investigative Committee ...

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Iranian emergency teams on Wednesday began recovering the bodies of the dead from a plane that crashed high in the Zagros mountains with 66 people on board, officials said.No survivors have been found from Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, which disappeared from radar on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight.Search helicopters finally located the crash site after a break in the weather on Tuesday at a height of around 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) in the ...

Wheel on Algerian plane separates during take-off, crew unaware

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The wheel on an Algerian plane fell off as it departed France’s Toulouse airport and headed to the city of Oran in Algeria earlier this week.“An Air Algerie Boeing 737-600, registration 7T-VJR performing flight AH-1077 from Toulouse (France) to Oran (Algeria), departed Toulouse's runway 32R and climbed to cruise level,” the Aviation Herald reported, adding that the incident occurred on February 8.“Enroute near Barcelona, Spanish air traffic control (ATC) informed the crew ...

Passenger restrained on Emirates flight due to ‘unruly behavior,’ airline says

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Dubai-based Emirates airline said on Monday that a passenger on a flight from Dubai to Chicago last week “had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight.” A statement read: "Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on 23 January, had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behavior during the flight. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago. The safety of our passengers and ...

Malaysia to pay firm up to $70 mln if it finds missing plane

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Malaysia says it will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai says there's an 85 percent chance of finding the debris in a new 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) area identified by experts. The government on Thursday signed a "no cure, no fee" deal with the Houston, Texas-based company to resume the hunt for the plane that disappeared ...

Passengers evacuated as two planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Friday, after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said.Fire and emergency services responded to the collision between the two planes from Sunwing Airlines and Westjet Airlines, which happened at 6:19 p.m. (2319 GMT), the Greater Toronto Airport Authority said in a statement.Calgary-based Westjet said it had unconfirmed reports of ...

Fed-up passenger uses emergency exit to jump on Ryanair wing

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane surprised fellow passengers by using the emergency exit to jump onto a wing.The incident on New Year’s Day took place 30 minutes after the flight landed from London’s Stansted Airport, where it had also been delayed.The man was coaxed back into the plane while police were called.Fellow passenger Fernando del Valle Villalobos, who videoed the incident, said he heard the man say he got fed up waiting.Police said ...

PICTURES: Qatar Airways plane bursts into flames during maintenance

Sunday, 10 December 2017

A fire broke out in the cabin of a Qatar Airways plane this week when it was parked for maintenance, pictures reported by the Aviation Herald have shown. The Airbus A321-200 was being serviced for an the inflight entertainment system and satcom antenna when a “fire broke out in the cabin burning through the roof of the aircraft before the fire could be extinguished,” the report said. “There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage and possibly needs to be ...

WATCH: EgyptAir plane clips wings with Virgin Atlantic jet at New York airport

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A plane clipped wings with another plane while taxiing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport Monday night. The Federal Aviation Administration says the right wing of EgyptAir Flight 986, a Boeing 777 headed to Cairo, touched the left wing of London-bound Virgin Atlantic Flight 4C. It happened just after 7 p.m. Monday. There were no reports of any injuries. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says both planes returned to the terminal. Officials say the Virgin Atlantic, ...

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