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.

Zuma prefers to use SAAF, not chartered planes - Presidency

2016-09-14 15:38

The Presidency has denied claims that President Jacob Zuma prefers to use chartered planes instead of the South African Air Force fleet.

Emirates crash: Pilot tried to abort landing

2016-09-06 16:28

A preliminary report into the Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai in August, has found that the pilot attempted to abort the landing after an initial touchdown.

Man in black detained before LAX airport panic

2016-08-29 20:50

Los Angeles airport officials have said a false report of gunshots that had sent panicked travellers fleeing came right after officers with guns drawn had detained a man dressed in black and possibly carrying a sword.

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing

2016-08-18 17:05

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board has made an emergency landing at Istanbul's main airport after an engine caught fire.

Hostages taken in Pakistan helicopter crash in Afghanistan: officials

2016-08-04 20:23

A spokesperson says a Pakistani government helicopter has crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan and all on board have been taken hostage by the Taliban.

Firefighter killed in Dubai as 100s flee burning plane

2016-08-03 21:14

Hundreds of passengers have fled an Emirates airliner that crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai, resulting in the death of a firefighter and a four-hour shutdown of the busy airport.

Passengers alight plane at Wonderboom with hands on heads

2016-07-11 15:48

Passengers with their hands on their heads have started stepping off an Airlink plane at Wonderboom Airport that had earlier been reported as hijacked after it apparently sent out an "anomalous" alert.


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.

'Miracle on the Hudson' safety advice still not carried out

2016-09-15 21:01

Most of the safety recommendations stemming from the ditching of a crippled airliner in the Hudson River, now the basis of a new movie, have yet to be followed more than seven years after the event.

Presidential jet will cost R270 000 per day

2016-09-12 16:00

The Defence and Military Veterans Department has budgeted R100m to lease a VIP jet for the 2016/17 year, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said.

Inaugural commercial flight from US lands in Cuba

2016-08-31 21:36

The first regular commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States has landed in Cuba, as the two nations have taken the latest step in their efforts to boost ties.

Drunk pilot stopped from taking off with 274 people on board

2016-08-21 17:01

Sri Lanka's national carrier has suspended a captain who failed a breathalyser test just before he was due to fly 274 passengers and crew from Frankfurt to Colombo.

Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash

2016-08-04 22:21

An Emirates airliner that crash landed in Dubai tried to regain altitude in the last moments before it hit the ground, transponder data and air traffic control communications suggest.

Dubai airport scraps over 200 flights

2016-08-04 15:44

Traffic at Dubai airport remains disrupted with 237 flights cancelled, a day after an Emirates plane crash-landed.

Solar Impulse 2 on last leg of tour

2016-07-24 17:01

The first solar-powered plane to circle the world has taken off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi, on the final leg of its journey.

An eyewitness at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria said that a large number of the police's Special Task Force vehicles surrounded an Airlink plane that was reported as hijacked. View photos here.

An eyewitness at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria said that a large number of the police's Special Task Force vehicles surrounded an Airlink plane that was reported as hijacked. View photos here.

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