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#Air Safety

# air-safety - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator

Oct 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 24,999 Views 20 Comments

The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.

# air-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop
# Shut Down
# Shut Down

Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop

May 10th 2017, 10:30 PM 16,351 Views 45 Comments

Lat month, the US banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries.

# air-safety - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow
# Forget Paris
# Forget Paris

It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow

Apr 7th 2015, 4:14 PM 26,491 Views 19 Comments

Air traffic controllers are going on strike – and lots of flights will be affected.

# air-safety - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight
# Red Eye
# Red Eye

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

Sep 26th 2013, 4:39 PM 25,483 Views 68 Comments

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

# air-safety - Friday 5 July, 2013

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia
# Air Rage
# Air Rage

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Jul 5th 2013, 9:45 PM 22,395 Views 42 Comments

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

# air-safety - Thursday 6 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured
# Whoa
# Whoa

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured

Jun 6th 2013, 5:42 PM 11,272 Views 16 Comments

The 76-year-old pilot used a full-plane parachute to ease the landing into a tree in a garden in Cheltenham.

# air-safety - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?
# Air Safety
# Air Safety

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Oct 14th 2012, 9:47 AM 27,140 Views 43 Comments

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

# air-safety - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

# air-safety - Friday 4 November, 2011

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
# Qantas
# Qantas

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

Nov 4th 2011, 10:53 AM 689 Views 9 Comments

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

# air-safety - Friday 14 October, 2011

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog
# US Air Travel
# US Air Travel

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

Oct 14th 2011, 11:49 AM 431 Views 2 Comments

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

# air-safety - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Shannon airport reopens following incident
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Shannon airport reopens following incident

Jul 17th 2011, 4:25 PM 890 Views 5 Comments

No one was injured in the earlier incident involving an Aer Lingus Regional flight.

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane

Jul 17th 2011, 12:38 PM 4,437 Views 16 Comments

A technical incident involving an Aer Arann plane, which had landed safely, will see Shannon shut until 4pm.

# air-safety - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill
# Autopilot
From The Daily Edge
# Autopilot

Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill

May 26th 2011, 9:39 PM 732 Views 0 Comments

A wife with no flying experience is given radio guidance by other pilots after her husband developed breathing problems.

# air-safety - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’

May 24th 2011, 8:50 AM 626 Views 0 Comments

A transatlantic flight from London to Boston is forced to land at Shannon, and is set to take off again this morning.

# air-safety - Friday 29 April, 2011

# air-safety - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations
# Ash Cloud
# Ash Cloud

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations

Apr 26th 2011, 3:03 PM 530 Views 1 Comment

The ash cloud from Iceland’s (still unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajökull volcano could have caused engines to fail and seriously scratched up windows.

# air-safety - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing
# US
# US

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing

Apr 20th 2011, 9:19 PM 1,963 Views 0 Comments

Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.

# air-safety - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job
Live Apr 19th 2011, 9:09 PM

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job

# air-safety - Thursday 14 April, 2011

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job
Live Apr 14th 2011, 4:25 PM

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

# air-safety - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets
# 737s
# 737s

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets

Apr 5th 2011, 9:51 AM 467 Views 0 Comments

The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.

# air-safety - Monday 4 April, 2011

Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes

Apr 4th 2011, 3:27 PM 1,053 Views 0 Comments

After a hole appears – mid-flight – in the roof of one plane, checks show at least three jets with structural problems.

# air-safety - Monday 20 December, 2010

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law
# Pilots
# Pilots

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law

Dec 20th 2010, 9:15 PM 360 Views 0 Comments

European safety agency puts forward plans to cap pilot’s duty hours – that’s both flying and waiting time – to a maximum of 14 hours a day, or 12 at night. Pilots’ unions say that is still an exhausting schedule.