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Passengers, crew unharmed after Airlink plane's emergency landing at OR Tambo

2017-11-09 16:02

Private airline Airlink says all 34 passengers and four crew members have been unharmed after one of its planes made an emergency landing at OR Tambo International Airport.

Mystery of MH370 is 'almost inconceivable' - report

2017-10-03 13:08

A report into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says the continuing mystery over the fate of the plane and the 239 people on board is "almost inconceivable".

Software glitch caused check-in delays at airports

2017-09-28 20:41

Authorities say passengers at airports around the world have suffered some delays because of a problem with check-in systems.

Emergency at California Airport

2017-09-26 07:59

Smoke filled the cabin of an Allegiant Air jet after it landed at a California airport, forcing coughing passengers to cover their faces with shirts and firefighters to board the plane, authorities say.

Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car

2017-09-24 16:15

A panel has fallen from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below.

BA flight security scare forces evacuation in Paris

2017-09-17 14:51

A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday due to a security scare, but was later cleared for take-off, the airport's operator said.

Plane towed off OR Tambo runway so police can nab car thief

2017-08-10 11:07

An aeroplane en route to Harare, Zimbabwe, has been towed back to its parking bay at OR Tambo International Airport in order for a suspected car thief to be arrested.

UK moves to tighten rules on drone use

2017-07-23 17:55

British officials have announced plans to regulate drone use in a bid to prevent accidents and threats to commercial aviation.

Air Zim aborts flight to Joburg - report

2017-07-11 13:58

Air Zimbabwe had to abort a flight to Johannesburg after one of its Boeings suffered a loss of cabin pressure, reports say.

MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

2017-06-28 21:32

International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, have renewed efforts to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses.

 

Airline passenger arrested after millions found in her bags

2017-11-03 15:53

A Durban woman carrying R6m in undeclared foreign and local currency has been arrested at King Shaka International Airport, police say.

'Dozens' killed as army plane crashes in DRC

2017-09-30 14:30

A military transport plane belonging to the Congolese army has crashed near Kinshasa , killing "several dozen" people, military and airport sources say.

BREAKING: One dead in helicopter crash near Cape Town

2017-09-28 12:43

A helicopter has crashed in Strand, outside of Cape Town, Western Cape traffic officials say.

Bailing out SAA with pension funds is unethical - DA

2017-09-24 20:17

It is unethical to use citizens’ hard-earned pension funds to rescue the failing SAA once again, says the DA.

Man critical after microlight crash in Magaliesburg

2017-09-23 12:29

A 46-year-old man has been left in a critical condition after his microlight crashed at an airfield in Orient Hills in the Magaliesburg area.

Chamber of Business to engage municipality over airport safety report

2017-08-25 17:58

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business will seek an audience with Msunduzi Municipality following a report that raised concerns about the local airport.

Australia foils 'terror plot' to bring down aircraft

2017-07-30 16:34

Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney.

MH17: 2 000 relatives set to unveil 'living memorial'

2017-07-17 11:42

Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2 000 relatives are set to unveil a "living memorial" to their loved ones.

Lockerbie bomber's family launches bid to appeal conviction

2017-07-04 21:58

The family of a Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is launching a fresh effort to posthumously clear his name.

WATCH: 'Whose plane is it?' New look 'Zimbabwe Airways' Boeing gets people talking

2017-06-27 08:26

It has a handsome black tail fin, with a gold Zimbabwe bird at its centre, and red, yellow and green stripes on its stern. But it’s the new name, alongside the country’s national flower that has got people puzzled: Zimbabwe Airways. Not Air Zimbabwe?

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