25 taken to hospital after plane makes 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 10:56

Twenty-five people are receiving treatment in hospital after an Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials says.

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

2015-03-27 14:18

Dozens of specialised police and rescue workers have kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box.

Experts: Germanwings crash cannot be explained by plane's age

2015-03-25 20:13

The air disaster in the French Alps cannot be explained by the age of the Germanwings Airbus A320, which at 24-years-old should still have been in excellent condition, experts said.

Boeing plane makes emergency landing in Russia

2015-03-25 13:21

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew has requested an emergency landing at the main airport in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, a Russian aviation source says.

Germanwings: Plane went into long descent

2015-03-24 17:28

The boss of airline Germanwings has said that the plane went into a long descent before it crashed into the French Alps, likely killing all 150 people on board.

French police confirm - No survivors after plane crash - as it happened

2015-03-24 13:01

French police at the site of a plane crash in the Alps have confirmed that there are no survivors. There were 150 people on board.

US fixing software Boeing GPS glitch

2015-03-23 08:33

The US Air Force is working to resolve a technical error that affected some Boeing Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites.

Malaysia Airlines increases aircraft tracking rate

2015-03-06 22:10

Malaysia Airlines has increased the frequency with which its aircraft are tracked, a safety enhancement spurred by the still unexplained disappearance of flight MH370 one year ago.

A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

2015-03-03 12:45

Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. What’s the latest in the hunt for the plane?

SA airports taken off navigation systems

2015-02-15 14:27

About 70 airports have been removed from one of the world's leading satellite navigation systems, compromising air traffic safety in South Africa.


Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing

2015-03-29 07:27

Air Canada says a flight from Toronto to Halifax has "exited" the runway at Halifax's airport upon making what the airport calls an "abrupt" landing.

Germanwings crash: Pilot ‘tried to smash door down’

2015-03-26 08:05

Cockpit recordings recovered from the crash site of the Germanwings plane indicate that one of the seats was pushed back and the door opened and closed, according to a source.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

2015-03-25 16:33

Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Theories abound over Germanwings crash

2015-03-24 22:30

Planes don't just fall out of the sky. The Germanwings plane which crashed in the Alps was at the safest part of flight. Yet, something went horribly wrong, leading to the death of 150 passengers and crew.

Lufthansa says dark day for airline after plane crash

2015-03-24 14:59

The head of Lufthansa says it has been a dark day for the German airline after an airbus operated by Germanwings and carrying 148 passengers crashed in a remote area of the French Alps.

Passenger Airbus crashes in France

2015-03-24 12:44

An Airbus A320 has crashed into the French Alps, a security source has told AFP. This is a developing story.

Bloemfontein airport belly landing scare

2015-03-12 23:30

The airport at Bloemfontein has had to close its runway after an aircraft made an emergency landing.

British Airways Seattle flight declares emergency

2015-03-06 19:04

Seattle-bound British Airways Flight BA49 is returning to Heathrow airport after declaring a mid-air emergency, the Daily Mirror says.

Bomb threat grounds Swiss aircraft in Zurich

2015-02-20 15:45

A bomb threat has been made against an aircraft operated by Lufthansa's Swiss at Zurich airport.

SA airports disappear off satellite systems - report

2015-02-15 11:29

About 70 airports have been removed from one of the world's leading satellite navigation systems, the Sunday Times has reported.

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