Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

AFP 09/28/2018

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land…

Naming airports

JASON BAGUIA 08/28/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s use of his bully pulpit to advocate for the renaming of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport so that it would bear the name of Lapu-Lapu would be easily understandable to the Cebuano or Visayan who…

‘Suicidal’ man steals, crashes empty plane

AFP 08/11/2018

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive…

97 injured as plane crashes after takeoff in hail storm

AFP 08/01/2018

An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said Tuesday. The Embraer 190 aircraft, which was operating between Durango and Mexico…

Facebook releases plane reaction by mistake

Inquirer.net 08/01/2018

In case you’re wondering why an airplane has suddenly become a “feeling” on Facebook, the social networking company has confirmed that it isn’t a real feature. While some may be eager to ask friends to “plane react…

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

AP 03/13/2018

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, officials and…

Commercial plane crashes in southern Iran, killing 66 people

AP 02/18/2018

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance…

Cebu Pacific, PAL cancel flights to Iloilo due to runway closure

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/14/2017

CEBU Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines’ flights between Cebu and Iloilo on Oct. 14 and 15 have been canceled following the closure of the runway at the Iloilo International Airport, according to advisories of both airlines on…

Remembering September 11

Madrileña de la Cerna 09/09/2017

Tomorrow is the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attack that taught us deep lessons about life, humanity and ourselves that will never make it into a history book. One lesson we learned is that there is…

Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

AP 05/22/2017

LOS ANGELES — Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and…

Solar plane’s Pacific crossing going smoothly

04/23/2016

OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN — A solar-powered plane’s flight across the Pacific Ocean was going smoothly as it gets closer to a stop in Northern California. The Solar Impulse 2 picked up a strong tailwind before sunset…

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