Singapore Airlines flight hit by severe turbulence: 1 dead, 30 injured

05/21/2024

SINGAPORE —  A passenger died, and several others sustained injuries when a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Singapore experienced severe turbulence in the air. In a Facebook post on May 21, SIA…

Plane with 3 aboard lands without landing gear after burning off fuel

Associated Press 05/13/2024

MELBOURNE, Australia — A light plane with three people aboard landed safely without landing gear Monday after circling an Australian airport for almost three hours to burn off fuel. The twin-turboprop Beechcraft Super King Air had just…

Japanese national nabbed for ‘lewd act’ released after posting bail

Futch Anthony Inso 03/10/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – A Japanese national, who was arrested for allegedly committing a lewd act while on a plane to Cebu, was released on Friday after he posted bail of P3,000. Police Lieutenant Colonel Christian Torres,…

China’s first homegrown airliner makes international debut in Singapore

Reuters 02/18/2024

SINGAPORE – China’s challenger to Airbus and Boeing’s passenger jets, the narrow-body C919 manufactured by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), has made its first trip outside Chinese territory, staging a fly-by at the Singapore Airshow…

Snake on a plane alarms passengers on AirAsia flight

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 01/17/2024

Passengers on a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Phuket had a nasty surprise when a snake was spotted slithering around in one of the cabin’s overhead compartments. A TikTok video starring the reptilian stowaway was shared…

Japan flight returns to airport with cockpit window crack; no injuries

Associated Press 01/14/2024

TOKYO — An All Nippon Airways domestic flight turned back to Japan’s northern airport of Sapporo after a crack was found on the cockpit window, according to the airline and media reports. ANA Flight 1182 was en…

iPhone survives 16,000-foot fall from Alaska Airlines flight

Agence France Presse 01/09/2024

Now that’s what you call airplane mode — an iPhone that plummeted 16,000 feet (5,000 meters) from an Alaska Airlines flight landed without a single crack in the screen and even a battery still half-charged. The phone…

Plane fares poised to rise in Sept on higher fuel costs

Tyrone Jasper Piad 08/18/2023

MANILA  – Airline passengers will see a spike in their fares next month as the regulator approved a higher fuel surcharge after three months of no adjustments. In an advisory, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) announced that…

South Korean court issues warrant for man who opened Asiana plane door mid-air -Yonhap

Reuters 05/28/2023

SEOUL — A South Korean court issued an arrest warrant on Sunday for a passenger who opened an Asiana Airlines plane door minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported. The man, in…

Stranger than fiction

Raphael A. Pangalangan - @inquirerdotnet 02/23/2023

Who would have thought that a film starring two-time Razzie nominee Gerard Butler could lie at the center of political controversy? First-term Sen. Robinhood C. Padilla is calling for the ban of “Plane”—a B-movie production on a…

Crash site of missing Cessna found in Albay

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 02/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  The crash site of the missing Cessna plane reported in Albay has finally been found 32 hours after its disappearance. According to Camalig Mayor Caloy Baldo in a statement, the aircraft crashed on the…

Another Cessna plane goes missing in Albay — CAAP

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 02/18/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A Cessna plane with four people went missing in Albay on Saturday morning, and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has now declared the emergency to be in Distress Phase. This is…

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