Indonesian fighter jet catches fire on runway, pilot jumps to safety

 An Indonesian fighter jet caught fire just before take-off on Thursday, prompting the pilot to jump to safety as flames and thick smoke engulfed the plane, officials said. 

Nepal gets its 1st woman pilot instructor

 A 36-year-old Nepalese woman, who did her secondary education in India, has scripted history by becoming Nepal's first female pilot instructor.

Alps crash pilot told ex `everyone will know my name`

The co-pilot who investigators believe crashed a passenger jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, worried "health problems" would dash his dreams and vowed one day to do something to "change the whole system", an ex-girlfriend told a German newspaper.

Germanwings pilot tried to smash into cockpit with axe, says report

The captain locked out of the cockpit of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps used an axe to try and force his way back in, German daily Bild said on Friday, citing security sources.

German police search house of pilot who flew A320 into mountain

A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Jaime Lee Kirchner to star in 'Dead People' pilot

Actress Jaime Lee Kirchner has joined the cast of The CW pilot "Dead People".

Ethiopian court jails pilot for 19 years for hijacking plane

An Ethiopian court today sentenced co-pilot Hailemedhin Abera to 19 years in prison for hijacking a plane bound for Rome and taking it to Geneva.

Kristin Bauer van Straten joins 'The Kingmakers'
Kristin Bauer van Straten joins 'The Kingmakers'

"True Blood" star Kristin Bauer van Straten has joined ABC pilot "The Kingmakers".

Jamie Lynn to star on pilot 'Fantasy Life'
Jamie Lynn to star on pilot 'Fantasy Life'

Actress Jamie Lynn Sigler will co-star Kevin Connolly, Vanessa Williams, and James Caan on Fox's multi-camera/hybrid pilot "Fantasy Life", based on the memoir by one of US' top fantasy experts, Matthew Berry.

James Caan to star in 'Fantasy Life'

Actor James Caan is all set to star opposite Kevin Connolly and Vanessa Williams in Fox's comedy pilot "Fantasy Life".

Ukraine pilot detained in Russia resumes hunger strike

A female Ukrainian pilot detained in Russia on murder charges that Kiev says are politically motivated restarted a hunger strike Monday that officials have warned could kill her, her lawyer told AFP.

Justin Hires joins Warner Bros' pilot 'Rush Hour'

 "21 Jump Street" actor Justin Hires has been cast on "Rush Hour", the one-hour pilot from CBS and Warner Bros Television, based on New Line's comedy of the same name.

Chace Crawford joins 'Boom'
Chace Crawford joins 'Boom'

Actor Chace Crawford is heading back to TV as ABC has cast him as the lead of its upcoming pilot "Boom".

Maisie Richardson-Sellers to star in 'Of Kings and Prophets'

Actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers has joined ABC pilot 'Of Kings and Prophets'.

Melanie Griffith hops aboard ABC' untitled comedy pilot

 Melanie Griffith has joined the cast of ABC's untitled Molyneux comedypilot .

Ukrainian pilot could `die within days` in Russian jail

The health of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail has deteriorated significantly and she "could die within days," a member of the Kremlin`s human rights council said on Friday.

German doctors visited Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia: Berlin

German doctors this month visited Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for over two months, Berlin said Monday.

Al Qaeda suspects kill Yemen air force pilot

Al-Qaeda suspects shot dead a Yemeni military pilot in the south Friday as troops attacked by the militants the previous day handed their weapons to tribes, local government officials said.

Ben Taylor to helm comedy pilot 'Chev & Bev'

British director Ben Taylor will helm 'Chev & Bev', a single-camera comedy pilot.

Jordan continues to bomb Islamic State militants targets

Jordan launched new rounds of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militants for the third straight day after its pilot was burned alive by the terrorist group, the Jordan Armed Forces said Saturday.