UK-bound flight evacuated in Egypt as smoke fills cabin

News Room : July 21, 2017 8:02 am

DUBAI: British holidaymakers took to Twitter to share harrowing images of the moment they were evacuated off a Thomas Cook plane in Egypt when smoke began pouring out from underneath a passenger’s seat on Wednesday. Flight MT519 was due to take off from the Red Sea town of Hurghada to London Gatwick at 1.40 a.m. more »
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Ukraine wants Russia held to account over MH17 downing

News Room : July 18, 2017 11:14 am

KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday insisted Russia must be held to account over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three years on from the tragedy that killed 298 people. International investigators have said the Boeing airliner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was blown out of the sky over conflict-wracked east Ukraine more »
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Abort! Airliner nearly lands on other San Francisco planes

News Room : July 12, 2017 10:33 am

SAN FRANCISCO: The pilot of an Air Canada plane carrying 140 passengers made a last-minute maneuver to avoid landing on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport where four passenger jets were lined up to take off. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it is investigating why the pilot mistakenly made his approach toward the more »
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Passengers, attendants subdue man who tried to open exit door of China-bound flight

News Room : July 8, 2017 9:01 am

SEATTLE: A flight attendant broke a wine bottle over the head of a man who lunged for an exit door and fought with other passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Beijing, but it didn’t faze him, an FBI agent wrote in charging papers filed Friday. Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, 23, of more »
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Trial of any MH17 suspects to be held in Dutch court

News Room : July 6, 2017 8:59 am

THE HAGUE: The trials of any suspects arrested in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine will be held in the Netherlands, Dutch officials announced Wednesday. All 298 people on board were killed when the plane was downed on July 17, 2014 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. more »
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Dozens injured in NY subway train derailment

News Room : June 28, 2017 8:12 am

NEW YORK: Dozens of people were injured when two New York subway train cars careened off the tracks, leaving hundreds of people stuck for more than an hour, a fire department spokesman said. The incident — which occurred mid-morning on the A train line between two stations in Harlem in northern Manhattan — left 36 more »
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Passengers suffer severe injuries after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence

News Room : June 19, 2017 9:10 am

SHANGHAI, China: At least 26 people were injured when a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris to the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming hit turbulence state news agency Xinhua reported. Passengers onboard flight MU774 suffered injuries such as fractures when strong turbulence caused them to hit the overhead lockers and be hit by falling baggage, more »
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China fines Emirates after plane flew at wrong height

News Room : June 15, 2017 1:09 pm

BEIJING: China’s civil aviation authority says it has fined Dubai-based airline Emirates and barred it from adding new routes in China over the next six months after two of its flights were cited for unsafe operations. The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement Wednesday that the flights occurred on April 17 and more »
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China Eastern plane makes emergency landing in Sydney with hole in casing

News Room : June 13, 2017 10:33 am

SYDNEY: A China Eastern passenger plane has made an emergency landing in Sydney after a huge hole appeared in one of its engine casings and forced it to turn back just after taking off. Terrified passengers described a very loud noise soon after flight MU736 left Sydney Airport for Shanghai at 8:30 p.m. (1030 GMT) more »
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Relatives wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

News Room : June 9, 2017 7:02 am

SAN HLAN, Myanmar: Hundreds of people gathered solemnly on a beach in southern Myanmar on Thursday awaiting news of their loved ones as rescuers worked to pull bodies from the Andaman Sea after a military plane crashed with more than 120 people on board. Navy ships and air force planes have been scouring the waves more »
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