August 2, 2021

Falling jet wing panel damages car in Japan

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From BBC A car was seriously damaged when part of an aeroplane’s wing landed on it in the Japanese city of Osaka. The piece, which weighed more than 4kg (9lb), fell from a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane shortly after it departed Kansai International Airport on Saturday. It damaged the car’s roof and smashed its […]

Airlines serving Caribbean among world’s safest

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Australia-based Aviation website AirlineRatings.com has revealed its latest list of the world’s safest airlines, and it’s good to know that several carriers serving the Caribbean secured places in both the major and low-cost categories. It also comes as good news that despite some high-profile accidents and mysteries, such as the loss of Malaysia Airlines’ MH370, […]

Crowds watch on at idyllic island as plane makes final landing at world’s scariest airport

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By Darren Hunt From Daily Express UK A MUCH-LOVED pastime of thrill-seekers has come to an end after a Boeing 747 touched down for the final time at the ‘world’s scariest airport’. Having inspired some spectacular photo opportunities over the years, KLM 747 landings at the airport dubbed ‘the world’s scariest’ have now come to […]

UK: Southampton to the USA and the Caribbean

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Air passengers can fly from Southampton to the USA and the Caribbean By Andrew Ross From Southern Daily Echo The world is opening up for travellers taking off from Hampshire. Under a new codeshare agreement between Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic and regional airline Flybe passengers will soon be able to fly from Southampton to the […]

Traffic cone stops BA flight

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British Airways flight grounded ‘because of misplaced traffic cone’ at Aberdeen Airport BY RICHARD WHEATSTONE From Daily Mirror UK The plane was left stranded on the runway after being scheduled to fly to London Heathrow at 7.25pm after the offending cone ‘became wedged under the plane’ A British Airways flight has been grounded because of […]