ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR TRAVEL

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.

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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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SA Airlink denies plane hijack

2016-07-11 13:25

SA Airlink has denied that one of its planes was hijacked en route from Cape Town to Wonderboom airport.

Suspected MH370 debris to be analysed in Tanzania

2016-07-01 17:19

Aircraft debris found off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar has been handed over to the authorities for analysis to determine if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

France returns fixed EgyptAir black box to Cairo

2016-06-28 20:12

France's BEA air safety agency has fixed and sent back to Cairo the data file from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

EgyptAir crash: Black boxes arrive in Paris

2016-06-27 17:27

Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them.

Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

2016-06-22 17:06

The Solar Impulse 2 plane went through "a long night of turbulence" over the Atlantic, its weary pilot has said as he continued on the challenging leg of its sun-powered trip around the world.

 

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.

Special task forces surrounded plane in Pretoria - eyewitness

2016-07-11 14:30

An eyewitness at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria says a large number of the police's Special Task Force vehicles surrounded an Airlink plane that had been reported as hijacked.

EgyptAir crash investigators: Pilots tried to put out fire

2016-07-05 19:23

Egyptian investigators say audio from the cockpit voice recorder of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May, shows that the pilots tried to put out a fire on board.

EgyptAir black box confirms smoke on board - probe

2016-06-29 22:20

Data from one of the black boxes of a crashed EgyptAir plane showed smoke alarms had sounded on board, while soot was found on the wreckage, an Egyptian-led investigative committee says.

France: No evidence EgyptAir crash terror-related

2016-06-27 21:12

French authorities have opened a manslaughter inquiry into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

Families of EgyptAir crash victims to get compensation

2016-06-20 21:33

EgyptAir says advance compensation payments of $25 000 will be offered to families of the 66 people killed when one of its planes crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

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