PLANE

  • Germanwings A320 co-pilot rehearsed the crash two hours prior to the flight 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Paris: A co-pilot who purposely crashed a Germanwings A320 plane into the French Alps appeared to have rehearsed sending the jet into a deadly descent on another flight just two hours earlier, investigators said. Authorities are still puzzling over why Andreas Lubitz, who had suffered from suicidal tendencies and depression in...
  • NASA's 10-engine electric plane completes flight test 2 days ago

    Washington: NASA has developed and successfully flight tested a battery-powered plane with 10 engines that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The Greased Lightning or GL-10 prototype successfully transitioned from hover to wing-borne flight during several test flights, NASA said. "We have a couple...
  • Ex-military pilot to fly alone solar-powered plane across the Pacific Ocean for 5 days, 5 nights 3 days ago

    Beijing: A pilot said Sunday that he is anxious but excited about flying a solar plane solo from China to Hawaii on the longest leg of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. André Borschberg, 62, is due to fly over the Pacific Ocean for...
  • IAF plane brings back 55 stranded Indians April 25, 2015

    New Delhi/Kathmandu: An Indian Air Force aircraft on Saturday night brought back 55 stranded Indians, including four infants, from the earthquake-hit Nepal. The aircraft C-130J, which had earlier flown National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and relief materials from New Delhi to Kathmandu, landed with 55 Indian evacuees at around 10:45...
  • Solar plane lands in east China ahead of most ambitious leg April 22, 2015

    Beijing: Solar Impulse 2 landed late on Tuesday in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the pioneering single-seater aircraft touched down at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT), after...
  • Security researcher jokes about hacking a plane, barred from boarding April 20, 2015

    Washington: United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at...
  • Germanwings plane diverted to Stuttgart due to suspected oil loss April 4, 2015

    Frankfurt: A Germanwings flight to Venice was diverted to Stuttgart on Saturday as the Airbus A319 aircraft appeared to be losing oil, the airline said in a statement. Germanwings flight 4U814, with 123 passengers and five crew members on board, took off from Cologne at 9.55 am local time (0755 GMT). Germanwings...
  • Second black box found from Germanwings plane crash site April 2, 2015

    Marseille: The second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found after a nine-day search, prosecutors said on Thursday. Authorities are hoping to unearth more clues about the disaster from the black box after the first voice recorder suggested...
  • Air Canada plane leaves runway, 23 injured March 30, 2015

    Air Canada officials said they will cooperate with authorities to find out why a jet carrying 133 passengers and five crew members left the runway as it tried to land on Sunday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • NASA working on electric plane with 18 propellers March 23, 2015

    Washington: While the world is awestruck at the success of the sun-powered plane called Solar Impulse 2, NASA is working on a more efficient, electric-powered plane that has 18 propellers attached to it. As part of NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propellers Technology project (LEAPTech), these 18 small engines sit atop the...
  • Solar-powered plane lands in Myanmar on third leg of journey March 19, 2015

    Yangon: A solar-powered plane landed in Myanmar on Thursday night, the third leg of a round-the-world trip aimed at highlighting clean energy. Dozens of trees had to be cleared ahead of the Solar Impulse 2's arrival at the Mandalay International Airport for its giant mobile hangar and exhibition tent, said Taik...
  • Solar Impulse-2 plane takes off after night stop in Varanasi March 19, 2015

    Varanasi: The world's only 'no-fuel' solar- powered aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Thursday took off for Myanmar from Varanasi after overnight stopover, ending its week-long journey in India as part of the round-the-world trip. The aircraft took off at around 5:22 AM from Varanasi airport and is being flown by co-pilot as...
  • Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi after 2-hour delay in immigration clearance in Ahmedabad March 18, 2015

    Varanasi: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in departure from the city for want of customs and immigration clearance. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, who had flown the airplane from Muscat...
  • Indonesia calls off search for remaining AirAsia victims March 18, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea, an official said on Wednesday. All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, to Singapore. So far, 106 bodies...
  • Solar plane pilots do yoga to energise during long flights March 13, 2015

    Ahmedabad: As the fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse-2 gets energy from the sun, its pilots energise themselves by doing yoga to remain mentally and physically fit during their long flight hours. For pilots Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of the single-seater Solar Impulse-2, which is on historic trip to fly around the...
  • Solar plane pilots urge India to adopt clean energy March 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 11, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 11, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Ex-AAP MLA stings Arvind Kejriwal; Anjali Damania quits party March 11, 2015

    In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader from Maharashtra Anjali Damania quit the party on Wednesday after a former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg released an audio of his conversation with Kejriwal showing how the latter allegedly wanted to encourage horse-trading in 2014. ...
  • Solar-powered plane will make a stop over in Ahmedabad tonight March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The solar-powered plane which is on a five-month long record breaking trip around the world, will land in India on Tuesday night. Solar Impulse, claimed to be the world's only solar-powered aircraft, will make a stop over in Ahmedabad. "Solar Impulse will take off from Abu Dhabi in the...
  • Solar-powered plane takes off for first flight around the world March 9, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive...
  • Solar-powered plane to make its first round-the-world trip on March 9 March 9, 2015

    Dubai: Just after dawn on Monday, Swiss pioneers will embark on the first round-the-world trip ever attempted with a solar-powered plane. Solar Impulse founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg said in a statement Sunday that they hope to encourage the replacement of "old polluting technologies with clean and efficient...
  • Vintage plane Harrison Ford crashed was well-restored, official says March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Harrison Ford was piloting a World War Two vintage plane that had been restored to a high standard when he crash landed at a Los Angeles golf course after reporting an engine failure, a federal investigator said on Friday. Moments after Ford took off in his 1942 single-engine...
  • Indian-American surgeon among first to help actor Harrison Ford, injured in plane crash March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf on Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none other than famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford. Khurana was among the first to pull out the injured star from the wreckage. When Khurana saw the plane crash on...
  • US: Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 injured March 6, 2015

    New York: A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the nose of the plane resting on...
  • Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Star Wars' star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off...
  • Air crash in Nepal: India sends team to help March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India has rushed a team of IAF officials along with recovery kit by a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Kathmandu to help in operations to clear the runway after a Turkish plane had a crash landing in Kathmandu. The C-130J ferried 11 personnel of Air India and the recovery...
  • Invisible planes next on DRDO's radar, thanks to Sage Bharadwaj? February 7, 2015

    Panaji:India's premier Defence Research of Development Organisation DRDO is open to co-developing a technology promoted by an Indian scientist who claims he can make planes invisible using pre-Mahabharata sage Bharadwaj's formulae, a senior agency official said here Friday. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of the Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan here, Satish...