PLANE

  • Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage Yesterday

    Vienna: An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said on Saturday. "The couple were already on board the aircraft by the time the machine gun and live...
  • Tata, Singapore Airline venture Vistara to take off on January 9 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines Ltd's Indian joint venture with the Tata conglomerate, Vistara, will start flying from January 9, the airlines said. Based in New Delhi, the full service Vistara will begin operations with a fleet of new Airbus A320-200s with 148 seats, Tata SIA Airlines Ltd said in a statement...
  • US: Plane crashes into a house in Maryland, kills six December 9, 2014

    Gaithersburg (Maryland): A small, private jet slammed into a house on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said. The jet crashed around 10:45 AM in Gaithersburg, a Washington, DC, suburb, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr said...
  • US plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew fell ill December 7, 2014

    Rome: A US Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome on Saturday after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill, Italian media reported. The plane, which set off from Tel Aviv in Israel for Philadelphia in the United States, landed at the Fiumicino airport in the...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Passengers push frozen Siberian plane in minus 52 degree celsius temperature November 27, 2014

    Moscow: Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said. The extraordinary story emerged after a passenger posted a video on YouTube showing a group of cheery travelers pushing the Tupolev plane on the snow-covered...
  • Bahamas: Nine killed in plane crash November 10, 2014

    Grand Bahama: A small plane has crashed on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas said. The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land around 5 pm...
  • Mystery revolves around Virgin Galactic's space plane crash November 5, 2014

    The probe of Virgin Galactic's space plane crash in California hinges on a central mystery: Why a seasoned test pilot would prematurely unlock the craft's moveable tail section, setting off a chain of events that led to destruction of the ship and his death. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected...
  • A plane sans windows! Windowless planes to take off soon October 29, 2014

    London: Imagine flying in a plane sans windows! Your imagination may soon become a reality with a British company working on such a plane. The new plane that is still in the design phase will not only revolutionise the future of commercial flight but will allow passengers to choose panoramic views...
  • US plane on secret mission returns to Earth October 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned. The spacecraft which blasted off in December 2012 for its third space mission touched down at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday, Xinhua reported. "The mission...
  • 1981 Air India plane hijack: Delhi HC refuses to stay fresh trial September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay a lower court decision ordering de novo trial against two alleged Sikh militants who were deported in 2000 from Pakistan after serving life term for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981. Justice...
  • Australia contributing planes for antiIS campaign September 15, 2014

    Canberra: Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Saturday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly aggressive campaign against the Islamic State extremists...
  • Small plane crash in Slovenia kills 3, injures 1 September 14, 2014

    Ljubljana: Police say a small plane has crashed in southwest Slovenia, killing three people and critically injuring another. The Robin DR400 plane crashed on Sunday at Divce airport, about 70 kilometers southwest of the capital, Ljubljana. Three people died instantly, while the fourth victim was rushed to a hospital in critical...
  • Mexico small plane crash kills 5 September 11, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexican officials say mysteries surround a small plane crash that killed five people in the northern state of Sinaloa. A spokesman for the Sinaloa state prosecutors' office says the sixpassenger Cessna crashed near the city of Guasave. Guadalupe Martinez said the plane's wreckage and the victims were burned...
  • Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane September 11, 2014

    New York: A 62yearold Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison. The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court...
  • Europe readies 'space plane' for suborbital test flight September 10, 2014

    Noordwijk: The European Space Agency on Wednesday put the final touches to its firstever "space plane" before blasting it into suborbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Assembled in Italy, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests at the ESA's...
  • Plane crashes in Colombia; 10 believed dead September 7, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died. The director of operations for Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says at least three bodies have been recovered and officials are trying to identify the victims. Col. Juan...
  • 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...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining August 26, 2014

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a midair brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial seaplane August 25, 2014

    The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • JuhuLonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • IndiGo flight catches fire while landing, at least 28 suffer injuries August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emergency alert was sounded at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Wednesday evening after an IndiGo flight with 154 people on board caught fire during landing at the airport's Terminal 1. As many as 28 passenger suffered injuries in the fire. As the Airbus A320 aircraft operating Flight 6E176...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Rear tyre of Air India flight bursts while landing, passengers safe August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:The rear tyre of an Air India flight from Male on Saturday burst while landing at the Trivandrum International Airport but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt. Airport Acting Director Shibu Rebort said the tyre in the right side of the Airbus320 burst while landing but it did not cause spark...
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash in Santos August 13, 2014

    Santos: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died on Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area, media network Globo said. Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, was on board a jet that crashed into a...
  • Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 39 people dead, 9 injured: Official August 10, 2014

    Tehran: A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the country's capital, Tehran, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV....
  • Two killed in Paris plane crash August 6, 2014

    Paris: At least two people were killed and three injured when a tourist plane crashed on Wednesday in Paris, a media report said. The incident occurred in Seine et Marne, a French department east of the Paris, reported Xinhua citing BFMTV news channel. The plane carrying five people on board fell...
  • Jets escort Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after bomb threat August 5, 2014

    London:Britain scrambled two fighter jets on Tuesday to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board. A passenger was later arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat. The incident, which prompted the authorities to close the northern England airport...
  • Experts comb MH17 crash site as Ukraine fighting rages August 1, 2014

    Kirovske: Dutch and Australian experts finally got to work at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, after fighting between government troops and proRussian rebels killed 14 people. Seventy police investigators by far the largest number to reach the location so far were...