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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Plane

All time
# Crash
Small plane crashes at Kansas airport during take off
One person is reported to be in a critical condition.
# Donegal
Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?
Jennifer Doherty flew a plane to raise awareness of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living.
# Shot Down
It's emerged one of the MH17 victims was found with an oxygen mask
The Dutch Foreign Minister confirmed on a TV talk show that one of the victims had been wearing an oxygen mask.
# tensions rising
As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights
It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.
# Caribbean
Unresponsive US plane that flew over Cuba crashes off Jamaican coast
The plane was pursued by US fighter jets until it entered Cuban airspace.
# Come Fly With Me
Flying high: August was Knock Airport's busiest month in history
Traffic to and from the UK is still strong – up 21% on last August.
# fly away
Aer Lingus passenger numbers continue to increase, up 7%
There was also a 22.3% increase in the number of transatlantic passengers, which stood at 148,000.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s been talking about the Irish operation in the Golan Heights, a tragic road crash in Cork, rail talks… and VERY LOUD NOISES.
# Algeria
Seven killed as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Sahara
The Antonov 12, which had come from Glasgow, came down near Tamanrasset airport around 2,000km south of Algiers.
# Investigation
Pilot averts disaster after false arm fell off as he landed plane
The incident happened after his prosthetic limb became detached on a flight in February.
# islamic state
Who else, besides Americans, are flying military jets in Iraq? They might not be Iraqis...
Russians or Iranians might have piloted planes that targeted Islamic State militants last week.
# Tehran
Almost 50 dead after plane crashes close to residential area in Iran - reports
There were conflicting accounts of the airline that the plane belonged to.
# France
Aer Lingus flight diverted to Toulouse due to bomb scare at Perpignan airport
Perpignan airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare this afternoon.
# Investigation
MH17 black boxes show crash caused by rocket shrapnel, says Ukrainian official
The investigators leading the probe in the Netherlands would not give confirmation.
# Coming Home
Bodies of MH17 victims keep arriving in the Netherlands
Relatives joined the King yesterday as bodies arrived at Eindhoven airport.
# 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
# Malaysia Airlines
Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster
Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.
# Ukraine
Obama: 'Evidence suggests MH17 shot down by missile that came from rebel territory'
The US President added that more sanctions could be imposed on Russia
# mh17
This dramatic radar image shows airlines reacting to the crash of MH17
Decisive measures were taken.
# mh17
In pictures: The MH17 crash site
Just outside the town of Grabovo, the wreckage in which 298 people lost their lives lies. Here’s what it looks like.
# Plane Crash
Malaysian passenger plane shot down by surface-to-air missile over Ukraine
Malaysia Airlines says it has “lost all contact” with flight MH17 from Amsterdam.
# Investigation
Two Ryanair planes damaged in collision at Stansted Airport
No one was injured in the incident.
# Under fire
Gunmen kill passenger on jet at Pakistan airport
The unidentified gunmen opened fire on the plane as it landed.
# Missing
Underwater search for MH370 to move again - this time west of Perth
The search will be moving south of the previously suspected crash site after new analysis.
# scoops on a plane
Portrait of an Irish holidaymaker: Bald, generous and drinking on the plane
How much do we spend on drink, clothes and personal grooming when heading on holidays, compared to other nations?
# Investigation
Two planes on a 'collision course' in narrow miss at Knock Airport
After getting the warning one of the aircraft had to make an immediate right turn to avoid a crash.
# Hijacking
Man arrested after threatening to blow up plane to "a destination in Europe"
The plane was boarded by anti-terrorism agents who entered into talks with the alleged would-be hijacker.
# narrow escape
Sunbather has incredible near-miss with low-flying plane (video)
# venice to philadelphia
Second time this month that US Airways plane diverts to Dublin over crew illness
Both flights were bound to Philadelphia, having left Venice. The flight crew and passengers were not affected.
# Saudi Arabia
Irish man gets 'all clear' after deadly MERS virus fears
Paddy Reilly was tested after travelling on the same plane as an American man who was later diagnosed with the potentially fatal MERs virus.
# Come Fly With Me
There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.
# missing plane
Malaysia to release preliminary report into Flight MH370 today
The plane disappeared on 8 March. A massive hunt for the wreckage has so far proved fruitless.
# rocky landing
Irish cargo plane's landing gear failure causes runway closure at UK airport
East Midlands Airport state that the runway is closed until further notice.
# sarcasm or salute
Plane carrying 'Thank U Moyes' banner flies over Old Trafford
Perhaps David Moyes is beginning to have fun on his sack-enforced holidays.
# stowaway
Teen survives five hour flight inside the wheel of an aeroplane
The boy had run away after an argument with his family, flying to Hawaii.
# Black Box
Hunt for missing Malaysia plane closes in on "final resting place"
The search for ‘pings’ from the MH370′s black box continues.
# Malaysia Airlines
MH370 searchers hopeful of finding wreckage within 'days'
Four transmissions have been detected by an Australian ship from what is believed to be the plane’s black box.
# MH370
Teams detect three underwater signals in search for missing plane
More ships and planes were diverted to the area in the Indian Ocean today to investigate whether they could have come from the plane’s black box.
# Hope
'Important and encouraging lead' in search for missing Malaysia jet
The Australian head of the mission urged caution about the signals similar to that of a black box which were detected yesterday saying: “We are working in a very big ocean and within a very large search area”.