Plane Crashes

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Occurred on July 16, 2019 / Ocean City, Maryland, USA


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British and Lufthansa Airways have abruptly suspended flights to Cairo, Egypt. It might be due to a rash of beheadings and suicide bombings and general unrest near airports?

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days
Exterior of Terminal 1 is pictured at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension

Air France <AIRF.PA>, Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa <LHAG.DE> suspended services to Egypt's capital.


Two killed in suicide bombing, four beheaded in Egypt's North Sinai, sources say
CAIRO July 18, 2019 - A suicide bombing killed at least two people in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Thursday, a day after four headless bodies were found there, security and medical sources said.


The victims of the bombing were a civilian and a member of the security forces, the sources said.

An Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement that security forces killed the bomber before he reached a checkpoint, which was his intended target. The spokesman confirmed that a member of the armed forces was killed after the bomber’s explosive belt detonated.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq agency, saying five members of the security forces were killed or injured.

Islamist militants, some linked to Islamic State, are active in the Sinai Peninsula, and security forces launched a major operation there in February last year.

Thursday’s bombing took place at a car park in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, near the border with the Gaza Strip, a security source and a medical source said.

Separately, two security sources said four headless bodies were found in an empty street in the North Sinai town of Bir al-Abd on Wednesday. Their families had reported that the four men, aged 23 to 51, had been kidnapped, the sources said.

A security source and three residents said that militants stopped several cars before taking five people away and forcing them to lie down on the ground. They killed four and kidnapped the fifth, the security source and the residents said.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the beheadings via the Amaq agency, saying the four were spies for the Egyptian military. A security source said the security services were trying to find and identify the perpetrators.

The Egyptian military, which launched its campaign in Sinai after a jihadist attack in November 2017 on a mosque in which hundreds of worshippers died, says hundreds of militants have been killed in the campaign.
 

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Posted: 5:49 AM, Jul 21, 2019
PHOENIX — A 14-year-old is dead and four other teens were critically injured after a dump truck and car collided in Phoenix Sunday morning.



Police say, rescue crews were called to the scene near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road around 4:40 a.m.

Police say a Hyundai was traveling southbound on 51st Avenue and ran a red light at Thunderbird Road. The driver, a 16-year-old boy, collided with an eastbound garbage truck driving through the intersection on a green light.

After the collision, the cars crashed into two trees nearby. The two vehicles came to a resting point and the garbage truck tipped over on top of the Hyundai.

Glendale and Phoenix fire crews arrived on scene and began lifesaving efforts. One passenger from the Hyundai, a 14-year-old girl, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Another 14-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy, and two 16-year-old boys were transported to the hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries, authorities say.

The garbage truck driver, a man in his 50s, suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to Phoenix police.
Impairment was not a factor, police say, however, speed and failure to yield may be contributing factors to the crash.
British and Lufthansa Airways have abruptly suspended flights to Cairo, Egypt. It might be due to a rash of beheadings and suicide bombings and general unrest near airports?
By hatem maher Jul 21, 2019, 2:18 PM ET
British Airways' abrupt decision to suspend flights to Cairo for seven days is not related to security concerns at the Cairo airport, an official at the airline told ABC News on Sunday.

"We have no concerns over security at Cairo Airport. The decision is purely related to the airlines," said Sherif Barsoum, British Airways' regional director. "The British team that inspected the airport last week found nothing alarming; it was a positive visit."

The British government issued a travel warning for Egypt on Saturday citing a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation." British Airways and German carrier Lufthansa suspended flights to Cairo as a security "precaution." British Airways flights were suspended for seven days, while Lufthansa flights were scheduled to resume on Sunday.
(MORE: Lufthansa, British Airways abruptly suspend flights to Cairo as 'precaution')

"There’s a heightened risk of terrorism against aviation," the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said in a statement on Saturday. "Additional security measures are in place for flights departing from Egypt to the UK. You should co-operate fully with security officials at airports."
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Fuel shortage - cancellations of flights:

Fuel supply outage disrupts flights at Amsterdam airport
Passengers and staff wait at Amsterdam Schiphol airport during an outage at the airport's main fuel supplier that kept dozens of flights on the ground, in Amsterdam, Netherlands July 24, 2019.  REUTERS/Anthony Deutsch

Passengers and staff wait at Amsterdam Schiphol airport during an outage at the airport's main fuel supplier that kept dozens of flights on the ground, in Amsterdam, Netherlands July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Anthony Deutsch

Air traffic to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport was seriously disrupted on Wednesday because of an outage at the airport's main fuel supplier that kept dozens of flights on the ground.

AMSTERDAM July 24, 2019 - Air traffic to and from Amsterdam Schiphol airport was seriously disrupted on Wednesday because of an outage at the airport’s main fuel supplier that kept dozens of flights on the ground.

A fault in the systems of Aircraft Fuel Supply, a third-party company that controls the supply of fuel to aircraft, meant at least 70 planes could not be provided with the fuel they needed to depart.

“Almost 180 flights have been canceled by airlines,” the airport said early on Wednesday evening, adding that the amount of incoming flights had been reduced to one third of normal capacity.

Airline Air France-KLM said it expected problems to persist on Thursday, possibly leading to more cancellations then.


The only planes able to take off were those that still had enough fuel in their tanks upon arrival in Amsterdam, a Schiphol spokeswoman said.

“Aircraft Fuel Supply are working hard to find a solution, but as yet it is unclear how long this will take”, she added.

Wednesday was one of the busier days in the summer holiday period at Schiphol, Europe’s third largest airport in number of passengers per year.
 

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Second report within a week that "technical problems" are causing delays in Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Air traffic control problems causing delays at London Heathrow and Gatwick
FILE PHOTO: Aircraft come in to land and take off from Heathrow airport in London, Britain, October 30 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Flights are being delayed at Britain's two busiest airports, London's Heathrow and Gatwick, following technical problems at the main air traffic control center for southern England, air traffic authorities said on Friday.

“We have a technical problem with a system at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control which is causing some flight restrictions. We are doing all we can to fix it as soon as possible,” Britain’s NATS air traffic control service said.

Eurocontrol, NATS’ pan-European equivalent, said the outage was causing a high level of delays at Heathrow and Gatwick, though they appeared to be easing.

British Airways to resume flights to Cairo on Friday
FILE PHOTO: British Airways logos on aircraft tail fins at Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

British Airways, part of International Airlines Group <ICAG.L>, will resume flights to Cairo following a week-long suspension over security concerns, the airline said on Friday.
 

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Of interest Accidents waiting to happen?


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Report on the opportunity cost suffered by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) due to exclusive use of airline's aircraft for VIP flights by former heads of state/government (2008-2018) will be sought at federal cabinet meeting today. (link: https://bit.ly/32SVl8D) bit.ly/32SVl8D
 

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I guess, the Pilots figured they would be sober by the time they made it to New Jersey?:deadhorse:

2 United pilots held for alleged intoxication before flight
August 03, 2019 - Police in Scotland say two pilots have been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs before a scheduled flight to New Jersey. (USA)

The flight, United Airlines 162 to Newark, New Jersey, was due to leave Glasgow Airport at 9 a.m. on Sunday. It was canceled after the arrests.

Police Scotland says the 61-year-old and 45-year-old pilots were held under the section of a transportation safety law that covers on the job intoxication and impairment for aviation.

Under the law, the legal alcohol limit for pilots, navigators and other flight personnel subjected to breath tests is less than half the drink-drive limit for motorists on Scotland’s roads.

Iranian fighter jet crashes in southern province, two onboard safe: Mehr
Iran said on Sunday that one of its fighter jets had crashed in the southern province of Bushehr because of technical problem, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, adding that two people onboard the jet were safe.

Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash, official says
A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans, officials said.

The four-seater Sling plane, which entered Tanzanian airspace from Uganda en route to Malawi, made a distress signal about engine failure before disappearing from radar, according to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).

“The pilot and passenger, both South African citizens, were killed in the plane crash that occurred shortly after take off from Tabora airport at around 7:30 am,” Sikonge district commissioner Peres Magiri told ITV television station.

The plane was destroyed by fire after the crash and only the engine and some other parts were recovered. It was owned by a South African organization known as U-Dream Global.
 

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British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown
Passengers wait in long queues at Heathrow Airport as IT problems caused flight delays in London, Britain, August 7, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Paul Trickett via REUTERS

Passengers wait in long queues at Heathrow Airport as IT problems caused flight delays in London, Britain, August 7, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Paul Trickett via REUTERS

British Airways said its flights were returning to normal after passengers had to endure cancellations, delays and long queues at London airports as the airline suffered its third major computer failure in little more than two years.

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British Airways resuming services after latest IT meltdown

Remains of British woman who fell from plane found in Madagascar
Police said on Wednesday they had found the remains of a British woman who fell 1,200 meters (4,000 feet) from a light aircraft in the remote north of Madagascar last month.

Alana Cutland, a 19-year-old Cambridge University student, was visiting the island on an internship complementing her studies in natural sciences, her family has said.

Police said the remains were found on Tuesday, and would be sent to the capital Antananarivo for an autopsy. Authorities are not pursuing a criminal inquiry in the case, Andrianoasy Ralaivaonary, local gendarmerie commander in Mahajanga, said in a statement.

According to police, Cutland opened the door shortly after take-off and the pilot and the other passenger on board were unable to restrain her from jumping out.

In a statement last week, Cutland’s family described her as “a bright, independent young woman, who was loved and admired by all those that knew her.”

“Her thirst for discovering more of the world always ensured she made the most of every second of her action-packed young life.”

Iranian fighter jet crashes in southern province, two onboard safe: Mehr
Iran said on Sunday that one of its fighter jets had crashed in the southern province of Bushehr because of technical problem, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported, adding that two people onboard the jet were safe.

Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash, official says
A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans, officials said.

The four-seater Sling plane, which entered Tanzanian airspace from Uganda en route to Malawi, made a distress signal about engine failure before disappearing from radar, according to the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA).

“The pilot and passenger, both South African citizens, were killed in the plane crash that occurred shortly after take off from Tabora airport at around 7:30 am,” Sikonge district commissioner Peres Magiri told ITV television station.

The plane was destroyed by fire after the crash and only the engine and some other parts were recovered. It was owned by a South African organization known as U-Dream Global.
 

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Russian pilots land plane in cornfield, earn Kremlin praise
A still image, taken from a drone video footage, shows the Ural Airlines Airbus 321 passenger plane following an emergency landing in a field near Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow Region, Russia August 15, 2019. Moscow News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Two Russian pilots safely landed an airliner carrying 233 people in a cornfield outside Moscow after striking a flock of birds, prompting the Kremlin to hail them as heroes who will receive top state awards.

Kremlin hails emergency landing pilots as heroes
The Kremlin will bestow state awards on two pilots who made a successful emergency landing of a passenger plane with 233 people on board near Moscow on Thursday.

Plane used to carry U.S. troops catches fire at Irish airport
An Omni Air International Boeing 767-300 sits on the runway after catching fire at Shannon Airport, Ireland August 15, 2019 in this image obtained from social media. Charles Pereira via REUTERS

A plane that regularly carries U.S. troops through Ireland's Shannon Airport caught fire shortly before it was due to take off on Thursday, forcing a five-hour suspension of flights at Shannon and cancellation of some trips.

Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake
Norway's first battery-powered aircraft piloted by Avinor Chief Executive Dag Falk-Petersen is seen partly submerged in a lake after crash-landing, in Nornestjonn, Arendal, Norway, August 14, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Hakon Mosvold Larsen via REUTERS

Norway's first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country's aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt.
 

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One killed, one seriously injured after small plane crashed into a house in New York's Dutchess County.

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