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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# airplane!

All time
# Mississippi
Four people killed as plane crashes into Mississippi home
Authorities were not aware of any distress calls from the plane.
# Boeing
Divers recover black box from crashed Indonesia plane
The Boeing 737-500 crashed into the ocean shortly after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday.
# American Airlines
US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems
There were 146 passengers and crew on board.
# Nickname Trouble
'Bomber' nickname causes mid-flight trouble for Eoin Liston
The Kerry star’s nickname wasn’t made for air travel.
# Future
Silent plane with no moving parts makes 'historic' flight
The team was able to fly the new plane a distance of 55 metres at a speed of 4.8 metres-per-second.
# Crash
20 dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland, police confirm
The Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, built in Germany in 1939 and now a collector’s item, belongs to JU-Air.
'My display will be what I call old man aerobatics': Life as a veteran Irish stunt pilot
Limerick native Gerry Humphreys has spent over 9,000 hours flying planes over the past three decades.
# lufthansa
Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Dublin due to crack in windscreen
Lufthansa flight LH-978 was en route to Dublin from Frankfurt when the crew declared an emergency.
# Sydney
Terror plot to bring down Australian plane may have involved 'bomb disguised as meat mincer'
Four men were arrested in connection with the alleged plot in Sydney on Saturday.
# Turbulence
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.
# Dungarvan
Air accident investigation launched after elderly man dies in light aircraft crash
The man was the sole occupant of the airplane.
# Plane Crash
Man dies following Waterford airplane crash
The plane crash landed earlier this afternoon.
# han so low
"Was that airliner meant to be underneath me?" - Harrison Ford in piloting near-miss
The actor, a seasoned pilot, flew in towards a taxiway instead of a runway.
# come fly with IT
Wi-Fi to be made available on Aer Lingus short-haul flights
The carrier’s owner International Airlines Group said it will begin the roll-out of the service at the start of 2017.
# Jakarta
New-born baby found in plane toilet at Indonesia airport
The discovery was made by cleaners as they moved through the Qatar Airways flight.
# Mystery
MH370 searchers may have been looking in the wrong place for two years
Transport ministers from Australia, China and Malaysia will meet tomorrow to discuss the two-year search.
# hairplane!
This woman just found a whole new way to be annoying on an airplane
The woooOOOooorst!
# What Not to Say
Watch: Northern Irish teenager with Tourette's Syndrome shouts "bomb" compulsively on a plane
17-year-old Lewis Nickell was only recently diagnosed with the syndrome, now he deals with it by posting videos of his condition online.
# Flying High
A mam's heartfelt thank you to the air hostess who helped calm her baby is going viral
A+ customer service.
# first-class baby
The 10 cushiest first-class airplane cabins in the world
We’re not used to this much leg room … or caviar.
# caught in the middle
Someone has come up with a way to make the middle seat in a plane more comfy
No one likes sitting in the middle, but someone has to.
# Miracle
This woman was the sole survivor of a flight obliterated by a thunderstorm
Juliane Koepcke was believed to be dead before she reappeared after trekking through the jungle for 11 days.
The airplane part found on remote island IS from missing flight MH370
The plane disappeared on 8 March 2014.
# first class
This is the longest, non-stop flight in the world that you can take
Can you guess what destinations?
# Love is in the air
Romantic marriage proposal kicks off Bray Air Display
An estimated 80,000 people are expected to turn up at Bray seafront this afternoon.
# awful carry-on
You might want to buy some new airplane carry-on luggage...
… because the industry wants to standardise the size of bags to free up overhead space onboard. Great.
# moss goss
Kate Moss had to be escorted off a flight for being 'disruptive'
The supermodel was returning to London after celebrating a friend’s birthday in Turkey.
# crowd pleaser
Passengers get stuck on runway, so airline orders pizza for everyone
Your move, Ryanair…
# Emergency
Two men killed in small aircraft crash in Wexford
The incident was reported by a hillwalker just before 3pm today.
# automated
We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes
It might not be too far off either.
# not acceptable
Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland
The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.
# seat with a view
Windowless planes are on the way and they're pretty slick
The walls are lined with high-tech interactive screens instead.
# missed connection
Couple misses flight, bangs on window to get pilot's attention
And the video of the incident is going totally viral. Oops.
# time out
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Investigation
Two Ryanair planes damaged in collision at Stansted Airport
No one was injured in the incident.
# Emergency
Cork Airport emergency landing caused by faulty instrument in the cockpit
The pilot declared an emergency soon after the plane left Belfast and diverted to Cork.
# Investigation
Two planes on a 'collision course' in narrow miss at Knock Airport
After getting the warning one of the aircraft had to make an immediate right turn to avoid a crash.
# luggage struggle
16 thoughts everyone has while packing for summer holidays
Can’t someone else do it for us?
# Hope
'Important and encouraging lead' in search for missing Malaysia jet
The Australian head of the mission urged caution about the signals similar to that of a black box which were detected yesterday saying: “We are working in a very big ocean and within a very large search area”.
# Search
'We'll keep searching for flight MH370 till hell freezes over' say officials
Australia officials vow to continue the search, however the prime minister said they could not be certain of success.