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Kingfisher flight almost runs out of fuel midair

According to a report by DNA, on January 3, 2009, a Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320, flight IT 335 with 86 passengers on board, landed at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) with just about 20 minutes fuel on-board, a mere 5 minutes short of a “Mayday”. As per standard aviation practice, flights always carry enough fuel for it’s planned …

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Continental Boeing 737 crashes at Denver

In a second incident involving a commercial jet mishap at a major airport in just about twelve hours, as per Reuters, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737 plane went off the runway and caught fire at Denver International Airport at 18:18 December 20, (01:18 GMT December 21). Less than 12 hours earlier, at 13:51 GMT, December 20, a Gulf Air Airbus …

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Jet Airways Kingfisher Airlines in near collision at Chandigarh airport

Thanks to a napping Air Traffic Control at Chandigarh airport, two aircraft, one from Jet Airways and another of Kingfisher Airlines, almost achieved a physical merger, one I am sure, their managements did not want, when they planned their recently formed alliance. TNN reports that two planes of Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, with a total 139 passengers on board, …

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Drunk women create security scare at Mumbai airport

DNA reports a group of drunk women caused chaos at the departure gate of Terminal 2C at Mumbai Sahar airport, early on Friday. They broke champagne bottles in their drunken stupor, forcing authorities to raise the alarm. At about 6am on December 12, the group of five or six foreigners was waiting for a flight near the departure terminal. “They …

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Parliamentarian tantrums impact passengers

The government owned Air India has been undergoing a steady decline ever since it was nationalised. Air India faces a dilemma. It is owned by the Government of India, and all government functionaries, from Members of Parliament (MPs) to the lowest in the hierarchy of government employees, treat the airline as their personal fiefdom. The management of Air India, also …

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Shooting scare at New Delhi airport

All the major airports across India have been turned in to fortresses following perceived threats. The jitters created a security scare at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport in the early hours of Friday, and triggered panic among passengers and sent security officials into a tizzy. The chaos began when a sound similar to gunshots were reportedly heard from the …

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Major goof, SpiceJet lands on closed runway

This incident reported by the Times of India Kolkata takes the cake for serious goof-ups. Monday December 1, 2008 Time: 14:44 local (0914 Zulu). SpiceJet Bagdogra-Kolkata flight SG 324 is approaching Kolkata airport for landing. The pilot radios the air traffic controller on duty for clearance. The controller asks the pilot to align the aircraft to land on the secondary …

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Air New Zealand Airbus A320 crashes in Mediterranean

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 passenger plane, on a test flight, crashed off France’s southern coast Thursday, killing all seven people onboard, authorities said. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean at 4:46p.m. local, officials said. A witness told French radio he saw the Airbus dive and plunge into the sea. “It was flying straight, then it turned brutally towards …

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Turbulent terminal and doggy runway collapse two airports on the same day

“At London Heathrow Terminal 5 we’ve created a natural, logical journey that’s so calm, you’ll flow through. It should only take ten minutes to get from check-in to departures” This is the promise British Airways makes about the new super large, super luxurious, $8.6 billion Terminal 5 or T5, at London Heathrow airport. Capable of handling 30 million passengers, this …

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