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Another plane crashes in China, sets houses on fire
World

Another plane crashes in China, sets houses on fire

A plane crashed in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, setting several houses on fire, the third aviation accident in the country in over two months

Nepalese plane carrying 22 passengers goes missing, loses contact with airport authorities
World

Nepalese plane carrying 22 passengers goes missing, loses contact with airport authorities

The Nepal home ministry has deployed two private helicopters from Mustang and Pokhara for the search for the missing aircraft

84-year-old ex-pilot with Parkinson's flies plane for last time; watch viral video here
World

84-year-old ex-pilot with Parkinson's flies plane for last time; watch viral video here

Myrta Gage's son said she had been struggling with daily tasks following which the family decided to help her write down a bucket list, which included flying a plane one last time

German football team stuck in Scotland after plane problem
Sports

German football team stuck in Scotland after plane problem

Germany cruised to a 4-0 win in Reykjavik on Wednesday to go four-points clear at the top of their group, but their plane ran into difficulties during the night flight to Frankfurt.

Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after pilot suffers heart attack mid-air
India

Dhaka-bound flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur after pilot suffers heart attack mid-air

The Nagpur Air Traffic Controller (ATC) received a call from the Biman Air cockpit that a pilot had suffered a severe heart attack, requiring immediate help to land.

Afghan family names baby girl 'Reach' after she is born on evacuation flight from Kabul to Germany
World

Afghan family names baby girl 'Reach' after she is born on evacuation flight from Kabul to Germany

US European Command says the parents decided to name her Reach because the transport aircraft's call sign is Reach 828

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson flies to space: How Twitter reacted to Unity 22 launch
science

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson flies to space: How Twitter reacted to Unity 22 launch

At an altitude of about 13 kilometres, Unity detached from the mothership and breached Mach 3 as it shot into space.

Longest direct passenger flight arrives in Sydney from New York in 17-hour 'ultra-long-haul' journey
World

Longest direct passenger flight arrives in Sydney from New York in 17-hour 'ultra-long-haul' journey

Last year, Qantas introduced the first 17-hour, direct flight from Perth to London, one of the longest passenger flights in the world.

Earth’s north magnetic pole is erratically shifting at a speed at 50 km per year
science

Earth’s north magnetic pole is erratically shifting at a speed at 50 km per year

The shifts are forcing an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation.

Mid-air collision averted between two IndiGo planes at India-Bangladesh airspace border
India

Mid-air collision averted between two IndiGo planes at India-Bangladesh airspace border

Two IndiGo planes came too close for comfort before averting a mid-air collision at the border airspace of India and Bangladesh.

Small plane crashes in golf course in US' Phoenix killing six; cause of crash unknown, say investigators
World

Small plane crashes in golf course in US' Phoenix killing six; cause of crash unknown, say investigators

All six people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed on a golf course in a Phoenix suburb shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, police said.

Air India Express plane veers off taxiway at Kochi airport; all passengers evacuated safely
India

Air India Express plane veers off taxiway at Kochi airport; all passengers evacuated safely

An Air India Express aircraft carrying 102 passengers and six crew members on-board veered off the taxiway at Kochi airport early Tuesday morning.

Mishap averted as Indigo, SpiceJet aircraft come face-to-face at IGI in Delhi
India

Mishap averted as Indigo, SpiceJet aircraft come face-to-face at IGI in Delhi

A major mishap was averted in Delhi at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on Tuesday after an Indigo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face-to-face on the runway.

Boeing is increasingly optimistic about gradually making a mid-market plane to fill gaps in its lineup
News & Analysis

Boeing is increasingly optimistic about gradually making a mid-market plane to fill gaps in its lineup

Boeing voiced more optimism on Tuesday about going ahead with a new aircraft to fill a gap in its product line, but said the time frame for producing such a plane remained years away.

Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed
Politics

Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed

A light plane crashed Monday after takeoff from Malta International Airport en route to Libya, killing all five crew members on board, airport authorities said.

Delta Airlines cancels hundreds of flights after computer meltdown: Tens of thousands left stranded
World

Delta Airlines cancels hundreds of flights after computer meltdown: Tens of thousands left stranded

Delta Airlines scrapped hundreds of flights and delayed many more as it digested the aftermath of a computer meltdown.

Dubai-Kozhikode flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai due to ruckus by passenger
Mumbai

Dubai-Kozhikode flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai due to ruckus by passenger

An IndiGo flight from Dubai to Kozhikode made an emergency landing at the Mumbai airport following alleged unruly behaviour of a passenger.

China: Seaplane crashes on inaugural flight outside Shanghai, five people killed
World

China: Seaplane crashes on inaugural flight outside Shanghai, five people killed

A seaplane making its inaugural flight crashed into a highway bridge outside Shanghai on Wednesday, killing five people on board.

Indonesia: Snakes on a plane? Man caught trying to board plane with reptiles in socks
World

Indonesia: Snakes on a plane? Man caught trying to board plane with reptiles in socks

A man has been arrested for trying to board a Garuda Indonesia plane bound for Saudi Arabia with 10 pythons in his socks, an airline official said Monday.

Crew of SpiceJet Dubai-Kochi flight finds 1 kg of gold hidden in plane lavatory
India

Crew of SpiceJet Dubai-Kochi flight finds 1 kg of gold hidden in plane lavatory

The chief of crew of a SpiceJet flight from Dubai found one kg of gold hidden in the lavatory after the plane landed at Kochi Airport.