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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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A350 XWB vertical tail plane gets its livery

The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the well-known Airbus blue and white livery. This is the first A350 XWB component to be painted in the Airbus livery. The 10 metre tall, composite vertical tail plane is produced, as for all […]

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Small plane crashes

Three people were killed on late Monday evening when a small plane crashed near the Russian city of St. Petersburg, officials said on Tuesday.

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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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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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2 passengers arrested after attacking pilot

Last night, two men were arrested at Miami International Airport after one of them reportedly punched an American Airlines pilot. American Airlines flight 1755 was headed to SFO but returned to the gate after Jonathan Baez, 27, had appeared unresponsive and intoxicated. He was sleeping and not wearing his seatbelt and when a flight attendant […]

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Asiana 747 cargo plane crashes after reporting fire

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 747 cargo plane crashed yesterday morning after reporting a fire onboard. The two pilots are missing and likely dead, authorities said. The airplane, bound for Pudong, China, from Incheon International Airport, turned back toward Jeju International Airport after reporting the fire about an hour into the flight, but it crashed before […]

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Singapore Airlines replaces Rolls-Royce engine that failed on Airbus plane after takeoff

Singapore Airlines says it has replaced a Rolls-Royce Plc engine that shut down on an Airbus A380 airplane shortly after takeoff. The company said in a statement Wednesday the plane had to return to Singapore’s Changi International Airport after taking off Tuesday heading to Hong Kong. The airline replaced the aircraft’s Trent 900 number three […]

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Boeing seen posting profit with all eyes on commercial programs

Analysts expect Boeing Co to report a narrowed quarterly profit on Wednesday, but Wall Street will be looking for executive comments on its high-profile commercial airplane programs. The world’s largest aerospace and defense company is expected to post a second-quarter profit of 97 cents a share, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. A […]