Air Traffic

  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog 18-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered 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...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights 29-10-2012 08:59 PM

    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...
  • No disinvestment of Air India: Vayalar Ravi 20-10-2011 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday ruled out disinvestment of Air India saying it is trying to bring the cash strapped national carrier to 'no-profit, no-loss' status. "There is no plan of disinvestment in Air India or to bring an IPO in the near future by the government. As a...
  • Plane crashes in Indonesia; 18 on board dead 01-10-2011 02:51 PM

    Bahorok: The bodies of all 18 people who were on board a plane that crashed into the jungle-covered mountains of western Indonesia were recovered from the wreckage on Saturday, an official said. The Spanish-designed CASA C-212 lost contact with air traffic control early on Thursday while flying from North Sumatra...
  • Cracks in windscreen, plane makes priority landing 18-09-2011 02:21 PM

    Kolkata: A Port Blair-Kolkata Air India flight made a priority landing in Sunday after its wind screen developed cracks shortly before touching down, airport sources said. Air India's flight AI-788 with 59 passengers on board took off from Port Blair on scheduled time at 8.15 am. But shortly before landing...
  • Mumbai Airport operations back to normal: ATC 03-07-2011 03:00 PM

    Mumbai: The failure of the new software being tested at the Mumbai airport delayed only four flights on Sunday morning and the airport is now back to normal, Air Traffic Control officials said. "Four departures from Mumbai were delayed by 15-20 minutes and no arrivals were affected. The Auto Track...
  • ATC failure delays flights at Mumbai airport 03-07-2011 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Around 30 flights at the Mumbai airport were cancelled early Thursday morning as the new Air Traffic Control software undergoing test run failed, airport officials said. The Auto Track-III software, the new upgraded software supplied by the US Defence contractor Raytheon failed between 3.15 am and 4.55 am, forcing...
  • Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home 18-06-2011 09:50 AM

    Santiago: The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that has been erupting for nearly two weeks has circled the globe and come home again. The returning cloud - which has disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand on its around-the-world trip on Friday forced Chilean officials to...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina 08-06-2011 08:13 AM

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's state-owned...
  • Pilots' last conversation with ATC before the crash 26-05-2011 09:09 PM

    CNN-IBN has accessed the Air Traffic Control conversation with the single engine PC 12 aircraft. Listen in to what happened minutes before the ill-fated air ambulance plummeted. ...
  • Europe: flights cancelled as volcanic ash spreads 25-05-2011 08:04 AM

    London: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is causing disruption and days of uncertainty to more parts of Europe, as officials in Germany said that dozens of flight will be grounded on Wednesday because of levels of ash in the country's northern regions. Even though some say it's been a...
  • Air traffic controller who watched movie on duty 20-04-2011 11:49 AM

    London: An air traffic controller in the US watched a movie while on duty and he was outed when his microphone was activated resulting in the movie's soundtrack being heard by all planes in the airspace he was supposed to be monitoring, it was reported here. The controller watched the...
  • Libya announces ceasefire with immediate effect 18-03-2011 06:24 PM

    Tripoli: The Libyan government on Friday announced ceasefire with immediate effect, hours after the UN authorised a no-fly zone over Libya and US and allies readied plans for a military action which France said could come "within hours". Speaking in Tripoli, Libyan Foregn Minister Moussa Koussa said, "We will safeguard...
  • Heavy fog disrupts air traffic in Kolkata 14-01-2011 09:35 AM

    Kolkata: Heavy fog was reported in Kolkata on Friday morning, affecting air traffic in the city. No flights were able to take off or land till the early morning hours. However, flights have now started to run. The maximum temperature in the city was five degrees below normal and Kolkata...
  • London flights cancelled due to snow 19-12-2010 11:02 PM

    Mumbai: Major Indian carriers on Sunday announced the cancellation of their flights to and from London following the closure of London's Heathrow airport due to heavy snow. "Due to persistent bad weather, all flights to and from London Heathrow have been cancelled for Monday. We will resume flight operations Tuesday...
  • Congestions, near misses endanger air space 25-12-2007 01:28 AM

    Mirpur: Bangladesh are in a familiar territory but skipper Shakib Al Hasan is taking nothing for granted ahead of their group B World Cup match against the West Indies. The two-time winners, who last toured the country way back in 2002, suffered a 0-3 whitewash against the same team at...
  • National Wipes: What's making news today 08-12-2007 10:34 PM

    Ranchi: India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday sought divine blessings before the World Cup starting from February 19. Dhoni went to Deori temple, situated on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur national highway, around 40 km from Ranchi and performed prayers. Dhoni makes it a point to visit the temple dedicated to...
  • Air traffic to grow 4.4 pc annually 11-12-2006 08:31 PM

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