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# flight - Today’s News

TV presenter Richard Bacon has emerged from a six-day coma

TV presenter Richard Bacon has emerged from a six-day coma

Bacon was hospitalised with an undiagnosed double chest infection on 5 July following a transatlantic flight.

# flight - Monday 9 July, 2018

Pilots to meet with Ryanair management on Wednesday as strike planned for Thursday

The union expects that Thursday’s scheduled industrial action will go ahead.

# flight - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers

A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.

# flight - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia

The new Dublin to Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.

# flight - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Man (47) who ingested 100 pellets of cocaine before flying into Dublin remanded to Cloverhill

Revenue officers seized a total 1.4kgs of cocaine with a street value of €98,000.

Woman dies after being left hanging half outside plane after its engine blew USA

Woman dies after being left hanging half outside plane after its engine blew

Witnesses described efforts to pull the woman back into the plane after the window shattered, depressurising the cabin.

# flight - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Aviation security officer fired for dragging man from plane is suing United Airlines

Long was fired in August after the incident.

# flight - Saturday 31 March, 2018

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears

Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.

# flight - Sunday 25 March, 2018

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours

Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.

# flight - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill

The plane was travelling from Florida to Copenhagen at the time.

# flight - Friday 19 January, 2018

'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.

# flight - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Ryanair has delayed the introduction of its new stricter cabin bag rules

The new changes will now take effect in January.

# flight - Friday 20 October, 2017

Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin after 'significant damage' to runway lights discovered

The flight was 15 minutes into its journey when the crew was contacted by air traffic controllers.

# flight - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight

A video went viral in April of officers pulling passenger David Dao off the flight.

# flight - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video Bat Out Of Hell This post contains videos

Rogue bat flies into Kerry home, causes ructions, gets caught on video

The bat was an intruder that Tadhg Fleming and his family are unlikely to forget in a hurry.

Aer Lingus to charge for blankets - but only for transatlantic passengers on new cheap fare

The Saver Fare was introduced last Thursday – but it’s not expected to be more popular than the previous low-fare option, Smart Fare.

# flight - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach

The instructor could be heard telling a control tower that the plane had suffered engine failure.

# flight - Monday 31 July, 2017

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

The flight the passenger was due to fly on was delayed for hours.

# flight - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

British Airways flight to London diverts to Dublin Airport with medical emergency BA

British Airways flight to London diverts to Dublin Airport with medical emergency

The nature of the medical emergency is unknown.

# flight - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Aer Lingus flight from Naples forced to turn back after hitting flock of pigeons

Flight EI451 had been due to arrive back in Dublin before 3pm.

# flight - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

Some passengers were slammed into the ceiling of the aircraft such was the force of the turbulence.

# flight - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Poll: Would you intervene if someone was physically hurt in public? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you intervene if someone was physically hurt in public?

Footage of a man being dragged off a flight in the US has shocked many people.

# flight - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

Pilot in Canada jailed for showing up to work drunk and passing out in cockpit

Miroslav Gronych was three times the legal limit when due to fly a plane to Mexico.

# flight - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Woman's face is burned after battery-operated headphones catch fire on airplane

She was listening to music as she dozed, about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne when it happened.

# flight - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Presumed dead': The plane that vanished into thin air with 239 people on board

The search for the Malaysia Airlines flight was called off earlier this week.

# flight - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# flight - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week

An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.

# flight - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Korean Air crew to 'readily use stun guns' on troublesome passengers

The airline said it will also try to have at least one male flight attendant on duty for each flight.

# flight - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Carrie Fisher in intensive care after 'heart attack on flight'

Her brother Todd Fisher said she is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.

# flight - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Pat Hickey is finally on his way back to Ireland

The former president of the Olympic Council of Ireland had been detained in Rio de Janeiro for the past four months.

# flight - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Plane that crashed killing 71 people 'may have run out of fuel'

A Brazilian soccer team was among the passengers onboard the plane.

# flight - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Two injured in Toronto plane's near-miss with suspected drone

Two flight attendants on the passenger plane sustained minor injuries.

# flight - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Man thanks Aer Lingus for removing passenger over his "unacceptable" behaviour towards Muslims

As one of the crew said “We are all equal”, wrote the man.

# flight - Monday 24 October, 2016

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

# flight - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Air Canada flight AC895 was travelling from Milan to Toronto when it was forced to make the landing.

# flight - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

# flight - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Ryanair is cutting 1,600 flights from Dublin in 2017

In total, Ryanair will fly 85 routes from Dublin, including two new flights to Palma and a new daily flight to Tenerife.

# flight - Thursday 11 August, 2016

UK police probe near-miss between drone and passenger plane

The drone flew alongside the plane as it came in to land.

# flight - Monday 8 August, 2016

Dublin to Fuerteventura flight forced to land in Portugal to remove disruptive passenger

The ASL Airlines flight left Dublin at 3.30pm on Saturday.

# flight - Monday 25 July, 2016

This solar-powered plane is nearing the end of a historic trip

The plane will soon become the first solar-powered airplane to circle the globe without using fuel.

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