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Timesnow TV continues scaremongering coverage of Indigo runway incursion at Mumbai

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Times Now TV channel, part of the Times Group media behemoth, has one of the worst reputation in the aviation industry for its scaremongering reporting and blowing the smallest of molehills into the largest of mountains. A relatively minor incident has been blown completely out of proportion. This is the opening paragraph of the report on Times Now website After …

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Former Inspector General Denzil Keelor slams Mangalore airport

The recent crash of the Air India Express Boeing 737-800 VT-AXV at Mangalore Bajpe airport continues to grab headlines. Numerous analytical reports can be found in the newspapers both national and regional. With the short-comings in the design of the runway at Mangalore, many reports are questioning the independence of the regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation when it …

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Air India Express Boeing 737-800 crashes at Mangalore Bajpe airport

One of the latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft in low cost carrier Air India Express’ (AIX) fleet, VT-AXV, performing flight IX-812 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mangalore Bajpe, India overshot the runway early this morning while attempting to land, and crashed at 06:10 local (00:40Z) into a wooded valley near Kenjar village about ten km NE of Mangalore airport. Initial …

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Emirates’ turbulence incident injures 23, highlights need to wear seat belts at all times

An Emirates airline Boeing 777-21H registration A6-EML performing flight EK530 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) to Kochi, India (COK) with 350 passengers and 14 crew, was en-route at FL350 (35,000ft) and just about to begin descent towards Kochi, when the airplane experienced severe turbulence for a brief period of time. As per a statement released by the airline, the …

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Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 grounded at Bangalore

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 registration D-ABVD flight LH755 from Bangalore, India to Frankfurt, Germany and with 288 passengers and 18 crew, was grounded early this morning due to a technical fault in engine 2 (left in-board). After push back as the engines were being started up the flight commander experienced a fault in engine 2. The airline’s ground engineer tried …

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India Aviation 2010 air show: Day 1 – Tragedy and happiness

The Aviation India 2010 began on March 3rd with a bang. Along with political stars, state Chief Minister Rosiah, US Ambassador Timothy Roemer, French Ambassador Jerome Bonnafont, almost everyone in the Indian commercial aviation industry was present for the inauguration. Union Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Prafaul Patel, Air India Chairman Mr. Arvind Jadhav, Jet Airway’s Naresh Goyal, Saroj Dutta, …

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BBC interviews hero British Airways pilot from Heathrow crash two years ago

BBC has published the first interview with Captain Peter Burkill who commanded the British Airways Boeing 777-236ER G-YMMM which crash-landed at London’s Heathrow Airport on January 17, 2008. Captain Burkill and his co-pilot John Coward were hailed as heroes for avoiding a disaster, but Burkill is modest and in the interview says “I did a good job on the the …

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 crashes near Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight ET-409 from Beirut, Lebanon to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa crashed in to the Mediterranean Sea about 2nm (3.55 km) off the coast of Naameh soon after take-off around 02:35 (00:35Z). View ET-409 crash site in a larger map The aircraft with 82 passengers and 8 crew, was reportedly struck by multiple bolts …

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Major ATC systems crash at Delhi airport – Update 1

News agencies are reporting a major systems crash at the air traffic control at IGI airport in New Delhi. All flight operations have been suspended for the last 30~45 minutes. There are sporadic reports from passengers who are sitting on-board aircraft on the ramp of one or two aircraft pushing back. This crash has occurred during the peak evening rush …

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Passenger sets off firecracker on board Northwest flight

News channels are reporting that a passenger aboard a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport set off firecrackers aboard Northwest/Delta flight 253 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, MI, USA, an Airbus A330-300, causing a commotion and some minor injuries. News reports quoting Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott the flight carrying 278 passengers, had just arrived in Detroit when the incident took place …

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A string of aviation incidents in India in the last 24 hours — one extremely reckless

Over the 24 hours a string of aviation incidents have come to light across India. One is a minor mistake with major reaction, and one which can be only described as outright reckless. 1. Jet Airways. VT-JGC. On 20th October, a Jet Airways Boeing 737-900 registration VT-JGC performing flight 9W 332 from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International to Mumbai Chhatrapati …

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GlobeGround driver hits, damages and grounds Gulf Air Airbus A320 at Bangalore – Update 1

Bahrain based Gulf Air had suspended it’s Bahrain Bangalore service in March this year. It resumed the service recently on October 24, and the resumption reached an unhappy situation last night. A driver of Gulf Air’s ground handling agent GlobeGround India drove his step-ladder in to the rear horizontal stabiliser of their Airbus A320-212 registration A9C-EN, damaging and grounding the …

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Kingfisher flight crashes at Mumbai, shuts down airport

A Kingfisher Airlines Aerospatiale ATR-72-500, registration VT-KAC performing flight IT-4124 from Bhavnagar skidded off the runway and crashed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) at 16:40 local (11:10Z). 42 passengers and 4 crew were evacuated safely, no injuries occurred to the passengers and crew. It appears the plane overran the runway, skidded and came to rest on soft ground …

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Surveillance video footage of Sudan Air Boeing 707 crash at Sharjah

Gulf television has broadcast surveillance video footage of the Azza Transport Boeing 707-300 freighter, registration ST-AKW which crashed at Sharjah while performing freight flight SD-2241 from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Khartoum in Sudan on Wednesday October 21. The video shows the 707 climb out normally though the actual lift-off is out of view 23 seconds in video). …

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Sharjah airport shut down after Sudanese Boeing 707 crashes

News reports are indicating that a Sudanese Boeing 707 cargo plane with six persons on board crashed and burned on take-off from Sharjah International Airport (IATA:SHJ, ICAO:OMSJ) in the United Arab Emirates around 15:50 local. The Boeing 707 crashed about two kilometres from the airport soon after taking off from Sharjah to Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Eye witnesses say the …

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Scaremongering Times Now TV publishes wrong story about Air France bag fire

Following the shoddy reporting about the Air India fire earlier this month, Times Now TV has taken irresponsible reporting to a new height. In their blind quest to have “exclusive” and “breaking news” the channel has published not only their usual scaremongering story, but with a huge factual error. As per their website It was a close call for over …

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Aeromexico flight 576 from Cancun hijacked to Mexico City

An Aeromexico Boeing 737 performing flight 576 from the Mexican resort of Cancun has been hijacked and flown to Mexico City, as per news media quoting Mexican officials say. Transport Minister Juan Molinar told Mexican radio the jet had landed safely at Mexico City’s international airport. Local media reported seeing passengers leaving the plane and boarding buses but the numbers …

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Air India Boeing 747 fire at Mumbai: Scaremongering by private TV channels

Television news media coverage of aircraft incidents and accidents in India is normally incomplete and poor at best, liberally dosed with sensationalism that would make a Bollywood scriptwriter proud. The recent fuel leak and fire incident involving Air India Boeing 747-437 VT-ESM at Mumbai airport brought out the worst of India’s still nascent private television news channels. The real version …

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