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Race to find US marine pilot after Japan jet crash

2016-12-08 21:10

Rescuers are scrambling to find a US marine pilot who went missing after a jet crashed off the southwest coast of Japan.

Pakistan plane crash - all dead

2016-12-07 22:47

Pakistan's national carrier says one of its planes has crashed shortly after take-off from the northern city of Chitral with 48 people aboard.

Drugs worth R6.8m intercepted at OR Tambo

2016-12-05 18:03

Four drug mules have been intercepted at OR Tambo International Airport with narcotics worth R6.8m, SARS says.

Passenger in beer fight gets 2-year prison term

2016-11-30 21:53

A Guam judge has ordered more than two years prison time for a Korean Air passenger who fought with a flight attendant who refused to give him another beer.

Chill, it's just a drill - Acsa on OR Tambo

2016-11-23 15:22

People should not be alarmed by a large number of emergency vehicles, sirens and flashing lights at OR Tambo International Airport because it is just a drill, the Airports Company of South Africa says.

Drone 'near-miss' with plane near London's Shard

2016-11-17 16:01

A new report says a drone just missed hitting an A320 passenger plane flying above the Shard office tower in central London in July.

Kyrgyz man halts main airport with 'bomb' claim

2016-11-01 13:05

Kyrgyzstan's security service said that a drunk man who had halted operations at the country's main airport with a false bomb scare was trying to stop his wife from leaving for Moscow.

Fake Germanwings victim relative convicted in Germany

2016-10-26 21:04

A German court has given a woman a year's suspended jail sentence for posing as the cousin of a victim in last year's Germanwings plane crash and obtaining compensation offered by the airline.

This is your robot speaking...

2016-10-18 16:20

Government and industry officials say they are collaborating on an effort to replace the second human pilot in two-person flight crews with robot co-pilots that never tire, get bored, or feel stressed out.

MH370 wreckage hunter won't give up until mystery solved

2016-09-25 22:29

Blaine Gibson, the first person searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 who actually found any trace of it, says he won't quit gathering clues until the mystery is solved.

 

Pakistan opens probe into deadly plane crash that killed 47

2016-12-08 18:55

Pakistani military helicopters have ferried remains of plane crash victims to Islamabad as aviation authorities open a probe into the crash that killed 47 passengers and crew.

Man held after police seize R12m undeclared cash

2016-12-05 21:12

A man has been arrested after being found in possession of more than R12m in undeclared cash hidden inside seven luggage bags at the King Shaka Airport, say KwaZulu-Natal police.

Body remains found after Indonesia plane crash

2016-12-04 17:39

Rescuers in Indonesia have recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed after takeoff.

Pilot walks away from plane crash unscathed

2016-11-23 16:09

A pilot has walked away from a plane crash unscathed in Mpumalanga paramedics say.

15 arrested after protesters block Heathrow road

2016-11-19 17:44

British police say they have arrested 15 demonstrators protesting plans for a new runway at London's Heathrow airport.

SA Express CEO arrives late for Scopa meeting over delayed flight

2016-11-01 18:14

SA Express CEO Inati Ntshanga has arrived an hour late for a meeting with Scopa after his flight was delayed, while the Department of Environmental Affairs excused itself.

Cargo plane carrying four missing in eastern Indonesia

2016-10-31 10:49

A cargo plane carrying four crew members went missing during a short flight in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said, the latest blow to the country's beleaguered aviation sector.

26 people treated after London airport 'chemical incident'

2016-10-21 20:37

Hundreds of passengers and staff have been evacuated from London City airport following a "chemical incident" that left 26 travellers feeling unwell and shut down flights.

SA basks in continent's first solar-powered airport

2016-10-09 17:05

At first glance there's nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George - but, in fact, the small site is Africa's first "green" airport to be powered by the sun.

Diplomats robbed after being followed from OR Tambo airport

2016-09-21 16:28

A Kenyan diplomat was followed from the OR Tambo International Airport and robbed outside of an upmarket estate in Centurion, says a security expert.

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