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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Aircraft

Last year
# Miami
Passenger jet catches fire while landing at Miami airport
More than 100 people were forced to flee the burning and mangled aircraft.
# Inquest
Investigation finds 'uncontrollable spin' caused 2019 plane crash in Kildare, killing pilots
The investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit found no structural faults with the aircraft.
# Court
Builder spared jail for sex assault on airline attendant
The Latvian businessman was charged with sexual assault, intoxication, and behaviour likely to cause offence or annoyance.
All time
# airport noise
Recommendation to stop flights on new Dublin Airport runway from midnight to 6am
ANCA has encouraged members of the public to take part in the consultation process.
# Dublin Airport
Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport
The probe determined that both pilots were not adequately familiar with the aircraft they were flying.
# Aircraft
More woe for Boeing as potentially dangerous debris found in 737 Max fuel tanks
Boeing has repeatedly missed its targets on the roll out of its new 737 Max planes.
# Shutdown
Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.
# 737 max
Boeing expects 737 Max planes will resume flying in January
The 737 Max plane was grounded after two crashes killed 346 people.
# Banned
UK bans all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace following Ethiopia Airlines crash
A total of 157 people died after the plane went down on Sunday.
# No Frills
Italy's competition watchdog is investigating Ryanair's hand luggage charge
The watchdog described hand luggage as an “essential” item for travellers.
# Banned
Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit
The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.
'My display will be what I call old man aerobatics': Life as a veteran Irish stunt pilot
Limerick native Gerry Humphreys has spent over 9,000 hours flying planes over the past three decades.
# Ballina
Man in his 40s killed in Mayo aircraft crash
The aircraft crashed into a field and the pilot, who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was fatally injured.
# cloud nine
Fancy a bed in the cargo hold? Airbus is planning to transform lower-decks into sleeping quarters
The bed facilities could fit in A330 jets.
# USS Lexington
World War II aircraft carrier found after 76 years
The wreckage was found over 800km off the eastern coast of Australia.
# Extreme Conditions
Aircraft set alight after two planes collide at Toronto Airport
Panicked shouts and cries were audible onboard one of the planes in an Instagram video.
# drop off point
Pilot jailed for dropping £2.5m-worth of cocaine into a field in Kent
The Belgian pilot admitted to the offence at the Old Bailey today, and was sentenced to 14 years.
# buckinghamshire
Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision
The crash occurred just after midday.
# Flybe
Plane forced into emergency landing at Belfast Airport due to faulty nose gear
The flight, which was heading to Inverness, officially declared an emergency at 12.36pm.
# Tragedy
Five dead after plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre
The plane crashed not long after take-off.
# up up and away
PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display
The sky over Wicklow looked very colourful today.
# up up and away
Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane
We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.
# Abbeyshrule
Man in his 40s dies after light aircraft crashes in Longford
Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene.
Four police officers shot during New Zealand siege
One officer is serious but stable, the others did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
# endanger
Teenager arrested after laser light shone on police helicopter
The helicopter was supporting officers responding to reports of suspicious activity on the ground.
# caught in the middle
Someone has come up with a way to make the middle seat in a plane more comfy
No one likes sitting in the middle, but someone has to.
# Comeback
Concorde fans are so dedicated they could have it back in the skies in four years
A group of Concorde enthusiasts says it’s raised enough funds to buy one and get it flying again.
# mayday call
Engine was on fire before fatal plane crash in Waterford
Howard Cox died in the crash last month.
# can't reach
Cork-bound flight diverted to Dublin over lack of tall stairs
Houston, we have a problem
# Disruptive
Man charged with endangering aircraft after being hauled off plane in Belfast
The flight from Rome to Chicago was forced to make a stop in Belfast so he could be removed.
# New York
24 people injured as Delta plane skids off runway in snow storm
None of the injuries were life-threatening and a fuel leak from the plane was quickly brought under control.
Opinion: Drones may be fun, but they also pose complex legal and safety challenges
Novelty may give way to concerns over annoyance, nuisance, privacy, trespass and safety.
# magic
Planes yesterday flew at near-supersonic speeds due to a helpful jet stream
Flights that would normally take more than six hours arrived in less than five hours and 20 minutes.
# CityJet
Air France flight makes emergency landing at Dublin Airport
Fire services were sent to meet the plane on its arrival.
# Flight 8501
Searchers find large parts of crashed AirAsia plane
There are hopes now that the remaining missing bodies will be recovered.
# survivor guilt
Irish survivor of Kegworth air disaster: I saw the bang, the flames, the sparks
Twenty five years on from the tragedy, Declan Brady says he still suffers from survivor guilt and has trouble looking positively into the future.
# Legroom
Flying could be about to get way more comfortable
Even in economy.
# gamechangers
Ryanair's new planes will have more seats AND leg room
They’re also costing a cool $22 billion.
# loop the loop
LIVESTREAM: 30 aircraft take to the skies for impressive display over Bray
85,000 people are expected to watch the display from the ground but if you can’t be there, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.
# Malaysia Airlines
Rebels are 'blocking investigators' from MH17 crash site
The Ukrainin government said rebels were blocking Ukrainian investigators from accessing the site