Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues
Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said today.

Six tourists, pilot killed in Dominican Republic plane crash

 Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

US plane slips off runway in Houston

A United Airlines jet with 173 people on board skidded off a wet runway into a muddy area when it landed at the Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Congress condemns Civil Aviation Minister's confession of carrying matchboxes on plane

 Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad on Wednesday termed as `unfortunate` the recent disclosures by Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathi Raju that he carried matchboxes with him on flights since he is not subjected to frisking. 

Germanwings plane diverted to Stuttgart due to suspected oil loss

A Germanwings flight to Venice was diverted to Stuttgart on Saturday as the Airbus A319 aircraft appeared to be losing oil, the airline said in a statement.

UAE airlines say no safety concerns after air traffic `incident`

UAE carriers Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways said Wednesday an investigation is underway after two of their planes apparently flew too close to each other, but that safety was never jeopardised.

Training aircraft catches fire in Bangladesh, one dead

 A Bangladeshi woman trainee pilot was killed and her trainer injured on Wednesday when their aircraft caught fire on a runway here.

Officials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway

An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said today.

Air Canada plane landed short, hit antennas in Halifax accident

An Air Canada plane that suffered heavy damage in an accident in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday landed short of the runway and hit an antenna array, losing its landing gear, safety officials said.

Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday.

Haitian sentenced to pay more than $7,000 over plane seat row

A Haitian man who forced a flight to be diverted after reacting angrily to a seat being reclined in front of him was ordered to pay more than $7,000 by a US court on Friday.

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.

Clint Eastwood was 'terrified' when his plane plunged into shark-infested water in 1950s
Clint Eastwood was 'terrified' when his plane plunged into shark-infested water in 1950s

 Clint Eastwood recently admitted that he was "terrified' when his plane crashed into shark-infested water back in 1950s.

Solar-powered plane takes off in first round-the-world attempt

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

Solar-powered plane takes off from Abu Dhabi, to land in Ahmedabad Tuesday
Solar-powered plane takes off from Abu Dhabi, to land in Ahmedabad Tuesday

The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using only solar power launched Monday in Abu Dhabi in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

Officials say six people aboard a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing have injuries that aren't life threatening.

Four kg gold, hidden in plane's toilet seized at Vizag

 The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Saturday said it had seized about 4 kg of gold worth about Rs 1.2 crore from an aircraft after it landed at the Visakhapatnam airport.

Taiwan recovers last missing victim of TransAsia crash

Taiwanese rescuers on Thursday recovered the remains of the last missing passenger in last week`s TransAsia plane crash, bringing the death toll to 43 in the airline`s second fatal accident in seven months.

Plane carrying Saudi national, pilot goes missing in Iran

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says a private plane carrying a Saudi national and an Iranian pilot has gone missing in northern Iran.