AIR TRAFFIC

  • US: 7-year-old miraculously survives plane crash in Kentucky that killed her family January 5, 2015

    A seven-year-old in Kentucky miraculously survived a plane crash that killed her family. The girl infact walked away from the wreckage to a home she spotted nearby the crash site. The girl's parents, sister and cousin died after their small twin engine piper traveling from Florida, crashed in the woods...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • 7-year-old girl says she survived Kentucky plane crash: Police January 3, 2015

    Eddyville: A 7-year-old girl has survived a plane crash that killed four people, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • Rough weather halts process of recovering victims of the AirAsia plane crash January 1, 2015

    The grim process of recovering the victims of the AirAsia plane crash has hit snag. Rough weather has halted their progress. The families of those on board AirAsia have started to come in terms with the reality. ...
  • Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony December 31, 2014

    Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony while the recovery efforts were underway in the Java sea. The wreckage was found in the waters of Indonesia. ...
  • Search teams unclear whether oil, objects found in sea linked to lost AirAsia flight QZ 8501 December 29, 2014

    Indonesia: An Indonesian helicopter searching for the missing AirAsia jetliner saw two oily spots in the water on Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects elsewhere in the Java Sea, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the aircraft and its 162 passengers and...
  • Australian plane spots objects in sea in AirAsia QZ 8501 search area December 29, 2014

    Indonesia: An Indonesian official says objects have been spotted in the sea by a search plane hunting for the missing AirAsia jet. Jakarta's Air Force base commander Rear Marshal Dwi Putranto says he was informed on Monday that an Australian Orion aircraft had detected suspicious objects near Nangka island, about 100...
  • Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at 'bottom of sea' December 29, 2014

    Jakarta: A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an...
  • Similarities between the mysterious disappearance of MH370 and AirAsia flight 8501 December 29, 2014

    Earlier this year the Malaysian airliner MH 370 had gone missing over the south Indian ocean. Authorities were never able to find the debris. CNNs reporter now looks at the simiarities between MH370 and flight 8501. ...
  • First priority to look after families of missing AirAsia plane, says Airlines' Group CEO December 29, 2014

    AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said that there was nothing more important to the airline than the crew's and passengers family members. "We will look after them," said Fernandes commenting on the missing AirAsia flight. ...
  • Massive aerial search operations underway to find the missing AirAsia flight December 29, 2014

    The search for the mysterious disappearance of the AirAsia flight carrying 162 people has now resumed. Massive aerial search operations are underway to find the plane. Rescue boats are also still at work. ...
  • AirAsia CEO flies down to Indonesia to brief family members of the missing December 29, 2014

    The missing AirAsia jet incident comes 10 months after another Malasian airline MH370 went missing. This is the fourth airline that has gone missing. This time Air Asia CEO directly flew to Indonesia and briefed family members on the latest updates. Lessons seem to have been learnt. ...
  • Live: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 likely 'at bottom of sea', says Indonesian rescue agency head December 29, 2014

    Search and rescue operations for the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday with 162 people on board, resumed on Monday morning. ...
  • Aerial search operations to find missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 people on board resumes December 29, 2014

    Jakarta: Search and rescue operation for the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday with 162 people on board resumed on Monday morning, rescuer said. "Some plane and helicopters have moved to the waters where the jetliner was believed to have lost since 05.30 am," Ahmad Toha, official in charge at...
  • AirAsia says missing flight QZ 8501 asked to 'deviate' due to weather December 28, 2014

    Bangkok: AirAsia said the pilot of flight QZ8501 that went missing between Indonesia and Singapore early Sunday had requested "deviation" from the its flight plan because of bad weather. "The aircraft... was requesting deviation due to enroute weather," the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "Communication with...
  • AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 persons on board December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact...
  • India's domestic air traffic grew over 26 per cent in September November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's domestic air traffic grew at a record pace of over 26 per cent in September compared to the same month last year with low air fares stimulating the travel demand, IATA said on Tuesday. Indian traffic "spiked 26.3 per cent in September compared to a year ago",...
  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • Birds cause delay in takeoff, landing of flights in Kolkata September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A flock of birds perched on the runway of the NSCB Airport and delayed take off and landing of flights by 30 minutes. Airport sources said the air traffic control officials noticed the presence of birds on the runway at around 11.50 am when a KolkataGuwahati Jet Airways plane...
  • Unidentified plane spotted by Etihad flight over Mumbai September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: An unidentified aircraft on Saturday caused a security scare in Mumbai airspace after it was spotted by an Etihad Airways flight and reported to the air traffic control (ATC) here, official sources said. The incident was also reported to the Chennai ATC to establish the identity of the plane, the...
  • Mumbai Police to seek explanation on use of drone for pizza delivery May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a citybased pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai Police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will also...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog February 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snowcovered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had lost...
  • Delhi: Fog to continue till January 9 January 6, 2014

    The national capital woke up to a foggy morning on Monday with the minimum temperature settling down at 6.4 degree Celsius, one degree below normal. The Met Department has predicted fog for the next 23 days. ...
  • Fire in ATC hits flight operations at Chennai airport March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Flight operations were affected after a minor fire broke out in the air traffic control room at Chennai airport in the wee hours on Tuesday. The flames were noticed by the staff at around 2.45 am, official sources said, adding five five tenders were pressed into service and the...
  • Delhi: IGI registers record flight movement in an hour January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has handled a record 73 number of flight movements in the country in an hour on a particular day. "We are delighted to inform you that the Air Traffic Control at Delhi airport handled a total of 73 aircraft movements in one hour...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights October 29, 2012

    New York: Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the US northeast on Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for...
  • Global air traffic shows downward trend: IATA July 3, 2012

    Dubai: Global air traffic showed a general downward trend in May in tow with the deteriorating global economic condition, with Indian domestic traffic recording a meagre yearonyear rise of 0.1 per cent, indicating a slowing demand. According to May results of the International Air Transport Association(IATA), Indian domestic traffic rose...
  • Delhi: Dense fog delays 65 flights, 30 trains January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Dense fog in many parts of North India on Friday affected rail as well as air traffic with 30 trains running late and more than 60 flights delayed. The PatnaDelhi Rajdhani was among the trains delayed, a Northern Railway Spokesperson said Purshottam Express, Vaishali Express and Jansadharan Express were...