Airplanes

  • Passenger tries to open plane's door mid-air, flight diverted 14-04-2014 02:08 PM

    Sacramento, California: A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door. The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a...
  • Search planes scour sea for missing Malaysian jetliner 10-03-2014 11:40 AM

    Search and rescue planes scoured waters off the southern tip of Vietnam on Monday, searching for any trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner 48 hours after it vanished from radar screens with 239 people on board. Questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking could have...
  • Watch: A camera falls from an airplane and lands in a pig pen; we are not giving out the ending 15-02-2014 12:59 PM

    What happens when a camera falls from a sky diving airplane and lands on a property's pig pen? This camera was found eight months later and viewed. Hilarious footage, but we are not giving out the ending. ...
  • New technology lets you control paper airplane with smartphone 01-12-2013 03:59 PM

    Washington: Researchers have developed new technology that turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine capable of twisting and turning through open skies. PowerUp 3.0, built by US-based designer Shai Goitein, promises to give the basic paper model an upgrade, using a small attachable propeller and rudder for...
  • Manchester United squad in air scare after 'frightening' plane landing 27-11-2013 08:38 AM

    Manchester United's plane had to abort its landing seconds from touchdown as the squad flew to Germany for Wednesday's Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen, British media reported. The chartered 185-seater Monarch Airlines Airbus 321 jet circled before landing safely at the second attempt, 10 minutes late at Cologne's Konrad...
  • Boeing airliner crashes in Russian city of Kazan, 50 killed 17-11-2013 10:29 PM

    Moscow: A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow's Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers...
  • 5-year-old Chinese boy youngest pilot to fly a light airplane: Report 03-09-2013 04:19 PM

    A five-year-old Chinese boy has become the youngest person ever to fly a light airplane single-handed, covering a distance of 30 km, it has been claimed. The boy nicknamed Duoduo, flew a total 47 minutes in two flights around the Beijing Wildlife Zoo in Gu'an county, Hebei province, on Saturday...
  • DGCA puts a cap on the number of preferential seats to 25 pc 30-06-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Director General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put a cap on the number of preferential seats in an aircraft. The aviation regulator has capped the number of preferential seats through pre booking to 25 per cent. The aviation regulator has also asked the airlines to inform passengers...
  • Myanmar: 2 injured as plane overshoots runway 16-05-2013 09:44 PM

    Yangon: Two passengers have been injured when a plane landing in Myanmar shot past the end of the runway when its brakes failed. The Facebook page of Myanmar state radio and TV reported that a Fokker plane of Myanmar Airways carrying 55 passengers went 200 meters past the end of...
  • Nepal: 22 injured as plane skids off runway 16-05-2013 04:22 PM

    Kathmandu: All 22 people, including eight Japanese tourists on board a Nepal Airlines aircraft on Thursday escaped with minor injuries after the small plane skidded off the runway while trying to land and plunged into a river in northwestern Nepal. The accident occurred as the Twin Otter airplane on a...
  • Plane forced to abort landing after deer spotted at airport 14-04-2013 08:18 PM

    London: A passenger jet had to abort its landing at the last minute at Glasgow's Prestwick Airport after a deer was spotted on the airfield. A spokesman for the Ayrshire airport said the crew of the Ryanair passenger jet, which had flown from Faro in Portugal, were ordered to perform...
  • Japan: Chinese plane spotted over disputed islands 13-12-2012 12:22 PM

    Tokyo: A Japanese government spokesman says a Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above southwestern islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing. The Defense Agency said four Japanese F-15 jets headed to the area Thursday morning, but no further action was taken. The islands known as...
  • In pics: Pakistan plane crash 21-04-2012 02:03 AM

    A civilian plane crashed in the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad due to bad weather and all 127 people on board the flight are feared dead.The Bhoja Airlines-213, a domestic carrier that has just 4 planes and only resumed operations last month after suspending them in 2001 due to financial difficulties, was flying from Karachi to Islamabad.There were 127 people on board the Boeing 737 and the aircraft made last contact with the air traffic control at 6:40 pm on Friday evening.
  • Emirates' $ 18 bn Boeing order kicks off air show 14-11-2011 12:11 AM

    Dubai: Emirates airline placed a blockbuster order for 50 Boeing 777 jetliners at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday, underscoring the confidence brimming among fast-growing Gulf airlines despite growing fears of stalling global growth. The Dubai government-owned carrier, expanding its role as the world's largest operator of Boeing's most profitable...
  • Egyptian plane catches fire at Cairo airport 29-07-2011 07:35 PM

    Cairo: Airport officials say some 300 passengers were rushed off an Egypt Air plane that caught fire before takeoff from Cairo. The officials say an electrical short in the cockpit caused the fire early on Friday as the plane was scheduled to fly to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. The passengers were...
  • Airbus gets $15 billion in orders, committments 20-06-2011 09:24 PM

    Le Bourget: European jet maker Airbus SAS took in orders and commitments for 142 aircraft worth $15 billion at list prices on the first day of the Paris Air Show, the company said on Monday. Of note were firm orders for 90 of its A320neo, a version of the workhorse...
  • West Asia will need 2,340 aircraft by 2029:Boeing 14-05-2011 11:12 AM

    Dubai: Airlines in the West Asia will require an estimated 2,340 airplanes worth USD 390 billion by 2029, with demand being driven by the rapid growth of air travel in the region, the Current Market Outlook from Boeing has said. The company also estimates that West Asian air travel will...
  • IAF to refit Jaguars with new engines 15-02-2011 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force's (IAF) plans to fit its Anglo-French Jaguar fighter planes with new engines seem to be in trouble with one of the global firms in the race indicating it may back out. The IAF last year issued the tenders to two firms - Britain's Rolls...
  • Indian airports are without valid licences: report 22-10-2010 09:03 AM

    Mumbai: Over the years, airfares have increased significantly, but the crucial question remains if the city airports are actually legal. CNN-IBN has found more than 60 airports in India, many of them major international hubs, are without valid licences. Major aerodromes in the country like Chennai, Kolkata, Goa and Ahmedabad,...
  • Jumbo jets to lose weight as fuel prices skyrocket 19-07-2008 11:19 PM

    Krishnamachari Srikkanth says that Pujara has got the temperament for Test cricket, and he is happy with the transition. ...
  • Security uptight in Northeast, jehadi attack feared 04-01-2008 11:32 PM

    New Delhi: That Australia's unbeaten run came to a halt in this World Cup is only evidence that the chinks in their once watertight armour are showing signs of falling apart and India will look for those openings to gun down the defending champions in the quarterfinal at Ahmedabad on...
  • Unmanned airplane: The last frontier 06-04-2007 11:17 PM

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  • Teenager left sleeping on plane 02-09-2006 10:35 AM

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