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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Aeroplane

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# Air Travel
Airline passenger rights 'not protected' in the EU during pandemic, report says
A report from the European Court of Auditors said many passengers were forced to accept vouchers for cancelled flights.
# Flights
Boeing calls for grounding of some 777s and UK bans them from its airspace after Denver engine fire
The order follows the failure of a Boeing 777 over Denver on Saturday.
Aer Lingus flight forced to re-route to Dublin and back after technical issue and lightning strike
The plane reached St. Georges Channel east of Termonfeckin, Co Louth when it was struck.
# Punishment
Juventus fan to be banned after 'aeroplane' taunt
The incident happened during Friday night’s 1-1 derby draw with Torino.
# up up and away
Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane
We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.
# Queensland
Plane forced to make emergency landing on Australian highway
No one was injured in the incident.
# automated
We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes
It might not be too far off either.
# New York
24 people injured as Delta plane skids off runway in snow storm
None of the injuries were life-threatening and a fuel leak from the plane was quickly brought under control.
# Scorpion on a Plane
A scorpion sneaked onto a US flight and stung a passenger
The flight was then delayed for an hour while flight attendants made sure there were no other stowaways in the cabin.
# feet on seats
'Passenger Shaming' is an entire Instagram dedicated to a***holes on flights
We’ve all seen them. Now shame them.
# People Power
Watch Russian airline passengers push their frozen plane free from ice
In Russia, planes fly YOU.
# Malaysia Airlines
Family pays tribute to Irish woman killed in MH17 disaster
Edel Mahady’s family said she would not want time wasted hating those responsible for her death.
# Saddle up
Airbus patents new "moped-style" aeroplane seats
They look really, really uncomfortable.
Opinion: Don't let your fear of flying ruin your holiday – follow these tips
You deserve those stress-free days on a sun-kissed beach: don’t let an irrational fear get in the way.
# Come Fly With Me
There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.
# Flight MH370
"Highly unlikely" surface wreckage from missing Malaysia plane will be found
It has been forty days since the search began in the remote ocean off the Western Australian coast.
# Video
'Riding a rollercoaster without a seatbelt': How a teen survived 5 hours inside an aeroplane wheel
It’s a miracle.
# Mystery
Sub searching for missing Malaysia plane reaches 'record depths'
It’s on its fifth seabed mission, and reached a record depth of 4,695 metres.
# Flight MH370
New floating objects spotted in hunt for missing Malaysia flight
They were spotted by civilian aircraft in the Indian ocean.
# snoozy snooze
Man falls asleep during flight, wakes up on empty plane
It’s the stuff of nightmares.
# fasten your seatbelt
Virgin America's airline safety video is brilliantly fabulous
Do the safety dance.
# land of nod
Is this the worst aeroplane seatmate of all time?
Falling asleep with her head in her neighbour’s crotch. Awkward.
# Weather
Travel warning as flights affected by bad weather around Europe
Bad weather around Europe has led to airlines cancelling a number of flights today.
# Nepal
19 die as plane hits bird and crashes in Nepal
The plane was carrying trekkers to the Mount Everest region when the crash occurred just minutes after takeoff.
Column: 'I never thought I'd get on a plane alone'
After years of being terrified of flying, Sarah-Jane Goff took a training course to deal with her fear. She writes about how she ended up crossing the Atlantic.
# Nepal
Plane crash kills 15 in Nepal mountains, 6 survive
A plane carrying Nepalese, Indian and Western passengers crashed into a mountain in the Himalayas today, killing 15 people and critically injuring six.
# Crash
Bodies found at Russian jet wreckage in Indonesia
All 45 people on board are feared dead after the discovery of bodies at the site.
# iPhone
iPhone self-combusts on regional Australian flight
One Apple customer was shocked to see that his iPhone 4S had started glowing and emitting smoke during a flight.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.
# Cork Crash
Pilots' association says 'speculation' about cause of crash is not helpful.
‘Misleading’ and “hastily-drawn conclusions” criticised as final moments of Cork plane accident are analysed.