Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for plane bomb

2016-02-13 19:29

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet, which sucked out the suspected bomber.

Somali official confirms bomb on plane

2016-02-06 20:24

A Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in the capital, Mogadishu.

Canada frees Air India bomber

2016-01-27 22:38

Inderjit Singh Reyat, the only person to be convicted in the 1985 Air India bombings, has been released from a Canadian prison after serving two decades behind bars.

More News24 users come forward with tales of thievery on SAA flights

2016-01-15 15:11

While SAA says it is aware of three recent incidents of in-flight theft, 11 more people have told News24 of falling victim to pilferers on the airline.

Passenger on KLM flight wounds co-pilot

2016-01-05 14:46

A man on a long-haul KLM flight from Amsterdam to Beijing has attacked and slightly wounded a co-pilot before being subdued by other passengers.

Home Affairs says immigration policy no problem

2015-12-27 18:40

The Department of Home Affairs has said reports of UK-based travellers experiencing problems entering South Africa because of immigration regulations were “baseless and inaccurate”.

Retired policeman held over Air France scare

2015-12-21 18:17

French police have detained a retired policeman over the discovery of a fake bomb on board an Air France flight which made an emergency landing in Kenya, a legal source says.

Mauritius boosts airport security after bomb scare

2015-12-21 17:08

Mauritius has boosted security as a "precaution" after a fake bomb was found on board an Air France flight, but says it is satisfied with the measures it has taken.

Air France says not a bomb

2015-12-20 17:58

Air France chief executive Frederic Gagey says a bomb threat that prompted one of the airline's planes to make an emergency landing in Kenya had been a 'false alarm'.

EU adopts new plane tracking rules

2015-12-17 09:04

The European Union has adopted new rules on plane tracking, which could prove key to preventing a repeat of the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370 in March 2014.


Somali airport security is zero - pilot

2016-02-08 05:36

The pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole in its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb.

Blast on Somalia airliner points to bomb: pilot, expert

2016-02-03 19:31

A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, was probably caused by a bomb, aviation experts and the pilot who landed it safely say.

Turkish Airlines finds handwritten threat in plane

2016-01-24 18:05

A Turkish Airlines jet flying from Houston to Istanbul has been safely diverted to Shannon, Ireland, after a security scare.

SAA blacklists passenger after R30K stolen while crew were nowhere to be seen

2016-01-14 14:02

South African Airways says it had blacklisted a passenger after it became aware of claims that a theft syndicate was in operation on certain international routes.

Istanbul grounds flights over snow

2015-12-31 21:05

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled from Istanbul's two main airports after the city was hit by a picturesque but troublesome snowfall.

OR Tambo flights back on track after Joburg storm

2015-12-21 22:19

Flights are back on track at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, after storm related delays.

Massive storm delays flights at OR Tambo

2015-12-21 17:48

A severe storm, accompanied by hail in some parts of Johannesburg has led to delays at OR Tambo International Airport.

Air France passenger held over bomb hoax

2015-12-21 15:43

Border guards at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport have detained one of the passengers on an Air France flight over a bomb hoax, after he arrived back in France.

Air France bomb scare suspects questioned

2015-12-20 15:50

Six passengers have been questioned in Kenya over a device that forced the diversion of an Air France plane.

Two killed in Eastern Cape plane crash

2015-12-16 20:38

Two women have died after the plane in which they were travelling en route to Plettenberg Bay crashed in the Palmietvlei mountains, Eastern Cape emergency services said. The pilot survived.

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