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Yet another major airline files for bankruptcy over collapse in demand and difficulties in financial survival: LATAM Airlines Group, the biggest airline in Latin America, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.The airline said in a statement that the process will not affect its operations, employees and cargo flights.“We are looking ahead to a post-COVID future and are focused on transforming our group to adapt to a new and evolving way of flying, with the health and safety of our passengers and em...
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by on May 22, 2020
On this day 10 years ago, Air India Express flight IX 812 from Dubai crashed while landing at Mangalore International Airport killing 158 of 166 onboard.Tributes were paid to the victims of the air crash at the memorial & park built for them near New Mangalore Port in Panambur, in the morning. And a few hours later, a Pakistan International Airlines flight carrying 80 passengers crashed at Karachi airport, another port city on the Arabian Sea coast.A Boeing 737-800 that crashed off a hilltop run...
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by on May 22, 2020
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, carrying over 100 passengers, has crashed near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The commercial airliner A-320 was flying from Lahore to Karachi. The fate of all passengers and crew on board is unknown as yet. Here is a chronology of major air crashes in Pakistan or involving Pakistani planes, as reported by the Dawn.    PAKISTAN MAJOR AIR CRASHES: CHRONOLOGYOn May 20, 1965, a Boeing 707 of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashe...
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by on July 12, 2019
Mr. Rohit Pandey, a trainee technician working in Spice Jet was killed yesterday 1 AM when landing gear door closed while he was working in wheel well area. In this hour of grief, we are standing with deceased family. Rohit left behind a widow mother and two sisters, with no family income. DGCA should investigate the matter with all possibilities including if someone operated hydraulic from cockpit. Body of Rohit was hanging for two hours and no attempt was made to save him till 2 hours. Respons...
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by on April 5, 2019
Not April Fools! Will this be the next Economy Class seat? I think I can survive for max 45 mins flight on this. 🤪 Check out the folding table as well! Do you mind to fly in this seat if the price is right? ✈️💺..
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by on October 29, 2018
Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes: The Lion Air flight lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, according to the official. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, according to air tracking service Flightradar 24.  Lion Air passenger flight that went missing after takeoff on Monday, crashed into the sea, Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said. A total of 188 passengers and crew were onboard the flight, AP reported. The flight that took off from Jakarta to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of ...
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by on September 24, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he would inaugurate the first airport in Sikkim at Pakyong on Monday. The airport will improve connectivity, benefitting the people of the state. PM Modi left for the Himalayan state after launching the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Jharkhand capital Ranchi on Sunday. "After the programme in Jharkhand I will leave for Sikkim. In Sikkim, I will be inaugurating the Pakyong Airport tomorrow, which...
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by on September 24, 2018
A Lufthansa Airbus A340-600, performing flight from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Atlanta (USA), was climbing out of Frankfurt’s runway when the crew stopped the climb reporting they had a “smell event” on board. The crew indicated that the aircraft was completely okay, however, it was possible they would not continue the flight, they wanted to remain in the vicinity of the airport while troubleshooting. A number of passengers began to complain about nausea and dizziness. About 20 minutes af...
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by on September 20, 2018
 A Jet Airways flight bound for Jaipur had to turn back to Mumbai on Thursday for failure to maintain cabin pressure, leading to nose and ear bleeding among several passengers, an official of air safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation said (DGCA)here. During the climb, crew in the Jet Airways B737 aircraft operating flight 9W 697 from Mumbai forgot to select the bleed switch due to which cabin pressure could not be maintained. “As a result, oxygen masks were deployed. Accor...
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by on September 18, 2018
“We have got multiple instrument failures... we are low on fuel”, one of the pilots of an Air India flight carrying 370 people told an air traffic controller minutes before the aircraft managed to land safely at New Jersey on September 11. As the pilots of Boeing 777-300 aircraft grappled with technical issues and were seeking a place for landing, one of the messages from the air traffic controller said, “I am gonna do some research and get back to you in a second”. The incident happened w...
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by on September 7, 2018
An Aeroflot Boeing 737-800, registration VP-BML performing flight SU-1451 from Kemerovo to Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) with 154 passengers on board, was enroute at FL300 about 90nm northwest of Novosibirsk (Russia) when the crew reported a cracked windshield and descended the aircraft to FL100 reporting it was the inner layer of the windshield, that had cracked. The aircraft diverted to Novosibirsk, entered a hold at FL070 to burn off fuel and landed safely in Novosibirsk about 90 minutes after...
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by on September 6, 2018
Valery Solozobov, deputy director general for design and R&D at Tupolev, has told Sputnik that the company is working on its new supersonic plane design with leading Russian scientific institutes in the fields of aircraft materials, engine design, and aero/hydrodynamics.According to the official, further work will include studies on how to reduce sound exposure levels, practical experimentation, and construction of a demonstration aircraft for preliminary flight testing.“Based on the results of ...
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