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#Air Safety

# air-safety - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

TD stops pilots from giving testimony after they raise problems with aviation regulator

The chair of the Oireachtas Transport Committee adjourned the meeting to a later date.

# air-safety - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop

Lat month, the US banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries.

# air-safety - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

It's probably a bad idea to fly to France tomorrow

Air traffic controllers are going on strike – and lots of flights will be affected.

# air-safety - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

The British Airline Pilots’ Association says the incident comes as “no surprise” to them due to the long shifts and a lack of sleep experienced by pilots.

# air-safety - Friday 5 July, 2013

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

# air-safety - Thursday 6 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured Whoa This post contains images

PHOTOS: Plane crashes into someone's back garden - and somehow, nobody is injured

The 76-year-old pilot used a full-plane parachute to ease the landing into a tree in a garden in Cheltenham.

# air-safety - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert? Air Safety This post contains images

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert?

Experiment for Discovery Channel aims to understand what it takes to survive an air crash.

# air-safety - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# air-safety - Friday 4 November, 2011

Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble

One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.

# air-safety - Friday 14 October, 2011

Sharp increase in errors by US air traffic controllers, says watchdog

A US government report says that mistakes at facilities handling air traffic approaches and departures almost doubled over three years.

# air-safety - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Shannon airport reopens following incident

No one was injured in the earlier incident involving an Aer Lingus Regional flight.

Shannon Airport closed following technical failure on Aer Arann plane

A technical incident involving an Aer Arann plane, which had landed safely, will see Shannon shut until 4pm.

# air-safety - Thursday 26 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill Autopilot

Untrained wife flies plane to safety after pilot husband takes ill

A wife with no flying experience is given radio guidance by other pilots after her husband developed breathing problems.

# air-safety - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

BA flight to Boston stops in Shannon following ‘technical fault’

A transatlantic flight from London to Boston is forced to land at Shannon, and is set to take off again this morning.

# air-safety - Friday 29 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: President McAleese gives France and Germany a slap on the wrists, the poignant tale of an elderly man who arrived in hospital with a small fortune strapped to his body and the story of Bear-ack Obama.

# air-safety - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations Ash Cloud This post contains videos

Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations

The ash cloud from Iceland’s (still unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajökull volcano could have caused engines to fail and seriously scratched up windows.

# air-safety - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing US

New air traffic control rules after Michelle Obama's plane aborts landing

Flight carrying US first lady was forced to abort a landing after air traffic controllers mistakenly allowed the place come too close to a military plane.

# air-safety - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job US

US air traffic controller caught watching DVD on the job

The air traffic controller in question accidentally broadcast the Samuel L Jackson film he was watching over his microphone, blocking incoming calls from planes.

# air-safety - Thursday 14 April, 2011

US aviation chief resigns after air traffic controllers fall asleep on job

Aviation watchdog has ordered that staff double up on graveyard shifts after series of incidents in which controllers were “unresponsive”.

# air-safety - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

American aviation authority demands inspection of all older Boeing jets

The FAA’s order comes as Southwest Airlines finishes inspecting its entire fleet after a panel burst open mid-flight.

# air-safety - Monday 4 April, 2011

Southwest cancels 100 flights as cracks found in three planes

After a hole appears – mid-flight – in the roof of one plane, checks show at least three jets with structural problems.

# air-safety - Monday 20 December, 2010

Pilots' hours to be limited in new EU law

European safety agency puts forward plans to cap pilot’s duty hours – that’s both flying and waiting time – to a maximum of 14 hours a day, or 12 at night. Pilots’ unions say that is still an exhausting schedule.