Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York
Submitted(Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit. "The pilots discovered a mouse on flight deck," spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh said on Wednesday. "We had to make sure that no cables or wires had been chewed. "This does not happen very often, but it does happen from time to time.” Norwegian became the only European… (www.reuters.com) More...
Plane Crashes in Power Lines Above Doylestown Highway
SubmittedA pilot is in the hospital after a plane crash in Doylestown. The small plane struck wires above Route 611around 11:45 a.m., according to officials with Bucks County Radio. Stephen Kempfe tells NBC10.com that he was driving to a nearby store when he spotted the plane moments before it crashed. (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) More...
How China's Gift of an Aeroplane Put Tonga, New Zealand at Odds
SubmittedNuku'alofa, Tonga: It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee. Molly Fatai says her wages at the cafe have been cut by a third since last year. Flights leaving for Tonga's outer islands have been halved to two or three per day, except for Sundays, when there are no flights at all. The absent coffee-drinkers are mainly New Zealanders, the most common visitors to these remote, poor and beautiful… (www.smh.com.au) More...
British Airways First 787 Lands at Heathrow
SubmittedHere at yourHeathrow we welcomed British Airway’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to the airport today. (your.heathrow.com) More...
Arik Air: Passenger Vomits, Dies On Flight From Nigeria To JFK
SubmittedA passenger on Arik Air vomited in his seat and then died on a flight from Nigeria to JFK in New York. According to Mail Online, the 63-year-old American man was tested for Ebola, but the CDC confirmed that he did not have the disease. The flight left Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday, but the unnamed passenger didn’t make it to the States. Once the plane landed, 145 passengers were forced to stay on the plane while CDC, Port Authority, and customs officials boarded the aircraft in protective gear. (www.inquisitr.com) More...
Stranded Virgin Atlantic Passengers Sleep ‘All Over the Floor’ at Airport
SubmittedA Virgin Atlantic flight was forced to make an emergency landing this weekend, forcing more than 250 passengers to spend the night “all over the floor” in a Newfoundland, Canada, airport. The flight departed from London and was scheduled to arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport just before midnight Saturday but instead made an emergency landing at Gander International Airport after pilots noticed a fuel leak mid-flight. (abcnews.go.com) More...
Beijing to Streamline Approval Time for Private Jets
SubmittedBeijing aims to give aviation a lift by streamlining the time it takes to approve low-altitude flights for private and commercial jets. The air traffic control commission of the State Council and the Central Military Commission agreed to simplify flight approvals for general aviation next year, the PLA Daily reported yesterday. The changes, which apply to all civilian flights except those by scheduled passenger airlines, will be covered in national aviation legislation due to be drafted next… (www.scmp.com) More...
Small Fire on Plane at Philly Airport
SubmittedFirefighters contained a minor fire on a small plane at the Philadelphia International Airport Saturday morning. Crews got the blaze under control around 8:45 a.m. and there are no reported injuries. The airport's twitter account reported a ground stop, which prevents any planes from departing, until 9:15 a.m. (www.nbcphiladelphia.com) More...
Two Delta flights make emergency landings
SubmittedTwo Delta Air Lines flights made emergency landings Monday - one for a small fire and the other due to a suspected blaze. It was "a busy evening" for the airline, said a spokesperson. Delta Flight 1841, en route to Atlanta from Syracuse, N.Y. returned to Syracuse Hancock International Airport Monday evening after smoke was reported in the cabin, Security Officer Joe Brainerd tells CBS News. He says it was a small electrical fire, apparently associated with a coffee pot, and was quickly… (www.cbsnews.com) More...
United Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney
SubmittedTravellers suffered lengthy delays after a plane bound for Los Angeles was forced to return to Sydney Airport soon after it took off on Sunday afternoon. United Airlines confirmed that flight UA840 blew tyres when it took off shortly after 3pm and had to make an unscheduled landing at the airport. The Boeing 747-400, which had 227 travellers and 14 crew on board, dumped fuel into the ocean before it landed safely at 4.49pm. A statement released by Sydney Airport on Sunday evening said the… (www.smh.com.au) More...
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