Posts Tagged ‘PLANE’

Drought reveals more about mysterious plane crash into California lake 56 years ago

A small aeroplane found deep underwater in a California lake is being touted as having potentially just solved a decades-old mystery – but officials say they were already aware of its existence. A California company that manufactures robotic survey vessels located the wreckage in Folsom Lake while testing out equipment. The discovery sparked headlines that […]

Demonstrations held against Belarusian President Lukashenko amid outrage over plane diversion

Protests erupted in several European cities on Saturday against an intensified crackdown on political opposition by the authoritarian state of Belarus. Demonstrators gathered in Warsaw, Poland to call for tougher sanctions on Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko and his regime. Among those present was Natalia Protasevich, the mother of Belarusian opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was […]

Romania ex-dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s plane sold for 120,000 euros

A plane once belonging to fallen Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s fleet has been sold for 120,000 euros at an auction in Bucharest on Thursday. Emblazoned with the words “Socialist Republic of Romania,” the aircraft is a representation of Ceausescu’s political independence from the Soviet Union. Dozens of collectors and enthusiasts expressed interest in the plane, […]

Belarus president claims Ryanair plane bomb warning came ‘from Switzerland’

In his first public remarks since the Ryanair hijacking, Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko claimed warnings about a bomb on the passenger plane came from Switzerland. Mr Lukashenko was speaking to a group of MPs and officials in Minsk, on Wednesday morning. He also said that the incident showed Europe was acting with his domestic enemies to […]

EU Leaders Agree On Belarus Sanctions After Plane ‘Hijacking’ To Arrest Journalist

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed Monday to impose sanctions against Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the airspace and airports of the 27-nation bloc, amid fury over the forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist. In what EU leaders have called a brazen “hijacking” of the Ryanair jetliner […]

Who is Roman Protasevich, the blogger at the centre of the Belarus plane hijack?

For 170 passengers, the forced landing of flight FR 4978 to Minsk en route from Athens to Vilnius was a major inconvenience. For one passenger, it was rather more significant. “A death sentence is waiting for me here,” Roman Protasevich is reported to have told fellow passengers when they asked him why he was shaking […]

EU mulls response to Belarus diverting plane to nab reporter

Angry European Union leaders were set to consider a joint response Monday to Belarus diversion of a plane traveling between EU member nations in order to arrest a prominent Belarusian opposition journalist. Raman Pratasevich, who ran a popular messaging app that played a key role in helping organize massive protests against Belarus’ authoritarian president, was […]

Full Plane From India Lands in Darwin

A second repatriation flight from India has landed in Darwin with 165 Australians on board and they will now spend 14 days in quarantine in the Howard Springs facility. The flight left New Delhi late on Saturday and was the second such government-facilitated flight since the ban on arrivals from India was lifted. The first […]

Gretchen Whitmer Story Unravels: Florida Plane Not Authorized for Charter Flights

The private jet Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said she chartered for her secret trip to Florida in March is not approved to be chartered, the FAA told the Detroit Free Press Monday. The new problems arose when Whitmer’s chief of staff, Joanne Huls, attempted to explain away the flight Friday by saying a related […]

Man Kicked Off Plane For Not Wearing Mask In Between Bites of Food

In the latest hysterically contrived moral panic, a Jeopardy! winner is now facing cancellation by the mob for doing a “white supremacist” hand sign despite the fact that it was actually supposed to indicate the contestant had won three games. “A group of 467 purported former participants on the show posted an open letter on […]

Gender Reveal Stunt Leads To 2 Deaths After Plane Crashes

A gender reveal stunt off the coast of Mexico went terribly wrong this week when a plane announcing the baby’s sex crashed into the sea, killing two people who were on board, according to multiple reports. The expecting couple, their friends and family were watching the small aircraft fly over the Nichupte Lagoon off the […]

Ring doorbell camera captures deadly small plane crash that killed two people in Florida

A Ring doorbell camera captured a deadly small plane crash that killed two people in Florida. The fiery accident saw the plane crash into a moving SUV near North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines and left a woman and child both hospitalised. The cause of the Beechcraft Bonanza’s crash is unknown and is being investigated […]

Iran Reports Thwarted Plane Hijacking Plot

An IranAir Airbus A320 aircraft parks after landing at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbia, March 13, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo. i24 News – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) reported on Friday a thwarted plane hijacking plot, as cited by the Associated Press. The purported attack targeting a passenger jet took place on Thursday, […]

Frontier Airlines forcibly removes Jewish family from plane

Frontier Airlines forcibly removed a Jewish family from a flight leaving Miami to Newark on Sunday night over allegations that their 18-month-old infant wasn’t wearing a face mask, according to a report in The New York Post.  Members of a large group, including adults, refused to wear masks as flight 2878 was preparing for departure from MIA-LGA. […]

Plane forced to land in Sudan after CAT ATTACKS pilot in mid-air, ‘hijacking’ cockpit

A passenger plane was forced to return to an airport in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum after an angry cat, which somehow got into the cockpit, attacked the pilots shortly after takeoff, local media report. Wednesday’s flight of the Sudanese Tarco airline bound for Qatar’s capital, Doha, was proceeding in a totally routine manner – […]

Satirical Semite: Midnight Plane to Miami

The word is getting out on the most up-and-coming neighborhood in Los Angeles. The place to be is warm, sunny, spacious, with very little traffic and easy access to the water. Its name is Miami. The migration has begun. There are Republicans who are apparently flocking to red states since it can be risky to […]

Police ID Capitol riot suspect who was thrown off plane for chanting ‘Trump 2020!’

Washington DC-area police identified a suspect from the riot at the US Capitol after the man was thrown off a Delta flight for chanting “Trump 2020!” The individual, John Lolos, first came to police attention two days after the attack in Washington, after he was thrown off a Delta flight out of Ronald Reagan Washington […]

UK Man Who Delivered Nazi Rant on Plane Journey From Poland Avoids Jail

A WIZZ Air plane. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A British man who engaged in a tirade of racial abuse punctuated by Nazi salutes while on a flight from Poland in Oct. 2019 has avoided a jail sentence. Louis Mann, 28, had travelled from Warsaw in Poland to Liverpool in England when he spouted the horrific rant […]

Indonesian Divers Find Parts Of Plane Wreckage In Java Sea

Officials believe they have identified the location of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, one day after the passenger plane carrying 62 people crashed. Source 00

Indonesian divers find plane parts belonging to Boeing jet that plunged into Java Sea (VIDEO)

A search mission for a Boeing passenger plane that went missing off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia has located several parts of the aircraft. It’s believed that all 62 people on board died in the crash. Indonesian divers on Sunday took advantage of favorable weather and visibility conditions, allowing them to locate parts of the […]

Body parts, debris found after Indonesia plane crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers pulled out body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal from the Java Sea early Sunday morning, a day after a Boeing 737-500 with 62 people onboard crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, officials said. Officials were hopeful they were honing in on the wreckage of Sriwijaya Air […]

Indonesia Passenger Plane Goes Missing With 62 People On Board

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Sriwijaya Air passenger jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Saturday on a domestic flight, officials said. Indonesian Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said the Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta at about 1:56 p.m. and lost contact with the […]

Indonesia: Navy has located Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crash site

A signal from the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane that crashed into the sea off the Indonesian capital Jakarta with 62 people onboard has been detected, an army official said Sunday. After a navy ship detected a signal from the aircraft, “a diving team went down and found pieces of the aircraft such as […]

Businessman and family die from plane crash into Michigan house

Three people have died when a small plane flying from Georgia crashed into a home about 30 miles northwest of Detroit on Saturday afternoon, several media reported. The victims were David S. Compo, the pilot and former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, his wife, Michele, and their son Dawson, the association […]

Plane crash fatalities rose in 2020 despite fewer flights tue to COVID-19 pandemic

The number of people killed in commercial passenger plane accidents increased in 2020 despite a huge drop in flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an aviation consultancy has found. According to the Dutch-based To70, there were 40 accidents involving commercial passenger flights in 2020, five of which were fatal, resulting in the deaths of 299 […]

Russia airline boss sacked after plane traces phallus in the sky

Russia’s biggest low-cost airline has sacked one of its deputy bosses after a passenger plane was caught taking a phallic-shaped detour during a commercial flight, reportedly in support for a footballer embroiled in a sex tape scandal. On 11 November, one of budget airline Pobeda’s planes was seen diverting from its Moscow-Yekaterinburg flight path and […]

2 killed as light plane crashes, burns in southern Israel

Two men were killed Tuesday afternoon as a light plane crashed and caught fire near Kibbutz Mishmar Hanegev in southern Israel, Hebrew-language media reported. The small aircraft crashed in an open field for an as-yet-unknown reason near the city of Rahat in the northern Negev region. Firefighters, paramedics and an air force helicopter arrived at […]

Plane with first doses of CoronaVac vaccine lands in Brazil

Brazil has received its first batch of the Chinese-made CoronaVac vaccine despite a political and diplomatic row over whether to use it. The vaccine arrived in Brazil through an agreement with the Butantan Institute, attached to the São Paulo government, and became the subject of a dispute between the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro and Sao […]

The unsolved mystery of the Egyptian plane shot down over Israel

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First Plane with Israeli Tourists Lands in UAE After Peace Deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first flight carrying Israeli tourists to the United Arab Emirates landed Sunday in the city-state of Dubai, the latest sign of the normalization deal reached between the two nations. FlyDubai flight No. FZ8194 landed at Dubai International Airport just after 5:40 p.m., bringing the tourists to the skyscraper-studded […]

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