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Lightning Chaos in Turkish Airlines Plane

Amateur video captures the panic and confusion inside a Turkish plane after it was struck by lightning sparking a fire in one of its engines. The passenger plane en route from Istanbul with 114 people on board was preparing to land at Izmir, Turkey, when it was hit by lightning, causing an engine to ignite. […]

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CAA statement on helicopter incident in London

Regarding the helicopter accident in London,  A CAA spokesperson said: “Helicopter operations in central London are strictly controlled. Single engine helicopters are required to fly along designated routes, which have been selected to provide maximum safety by routing helicopters along the River Thames, avoiding flying over built up areas as much as possible. Twin engine […]

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2 Killed in helicopter accident in Vauxhall

Two people have been killed and nine injured when a helicopter crashed into a crane in central London in misty conditions. Police said it appeared the helicopter had hit the crane on top of The Tower, One St George Wharf at about 08:00 GMT. Sixty firefighters are at the scene near Wandsworth Road in South […]

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Man dies in light aircraft crash in Clarendon

A man died when a small aircraft crashed in a field in Wiltshire, police have said. Accident happened at about 16:20 BST on Wednesday afternoon in the Clarendon area, near Salisbury, Wiltshire police said. The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person on board the aircraft, police confirmed. Next of kin have […]

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Small plane crashes near St. Petersburg

Three people were killed on late Monday evening when a small plane crashed near the Russian city of St. Petersburg, officials said on Tuesday. The accident happened at around 11.10 p.m. local time when the four-seat aircraft crashed into a river near the town of Kuksino, which is located in Leningrad Oblast, about 100 kilometers […]

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Concern over increase in local air fatalities in 2011

South African aviation history is littered with accidents and fatalities, with 325 people dying in air crashes in the country since 2004. The Tzaneen crash has already brought the number of air fatalities in the country to 30, surpassing last year’s total of 24. Phindiwe Gwebu, corporate communications and marketing manager for CAA, said all […]

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Chapel Hill man accused of stealing, crashing plane

Police are searching for a Chapel Hill man after he allegedly stole a plane and crashed it, according to Randy Jones, a spokesman for the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. Police are currently looking for Curtis Mellott, 45, in the Durham – Chapel Hill area. The UNC-Chapel Hill University Police are handling the investigation after a […]

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Jet Blue makes emergency landing

A JetBlue flight made a safe emergency landing at Long Beach Airport after its pilot reported mechanical problems and burned off its fuel off Catalina Island, the airline and other sources said Friday night. JetBlue Airways spokeswoman Tamara Benton confirmed that the captain of Flight 235 from Salt Lake City–with 152 passengers on board– was […]

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A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing

  An Airbus A380 belonging to Singapore Airlines was forced to head back to its base after an engine of the double-decker failed, only eight months after a similar type to the four Trent 900 engine failed on a Qantas aircraft. The aircraft, bound for Hong Kong, returned yesterday once the Rolls-Royce engine completely shut […]

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Accidents report in August 2011

Medevac King Air Goes Down in Alaska Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Atqasuk, Alaska, May 16, 2011–Icing is suspected in the crash of the turboprop twin, which went down while en route to Atqasuk Airport for an early-morning medevac pick-up. The King Air was substantially damaged when it crashed approximately seven miles west of the […]