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# flight - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Divers recover black box from crashed Indonesia plane
# Boeing
# Boeing

Divers recover black box from crashed Indonesia plane

Jan 12th 2021, 11:06 AM 11,281 Views 1 Comment

The Boeing 737-500 crashed into the ocean shortly after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday.

# flight - Monday 21 December, 2020

Last-minute flight out of London arranged for 'hundreds' of Irish passengers
# London Heathrow
# London Heathrow

Last-minute flight out of London arranged for 'hundreds' of Irish passengers

Dec 21st 2020, 9:59 AM 83,758 Views 160 Comments

Footage emerged on social media showing queues of passengers who had arrived at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

# flight - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer

Oct 25th 2020, 1:59 PM 69,997 Views 69 Comments

The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.

# flight - Friday 10 July, 2020

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight
# Mh17
# Mh17

Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight

Jul 10th 2020, 4:53 PM 8,839 Views 6 Comments

A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.

# flight - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash
# Crash
# Crash

Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash

May 23rd 2020, 7:07 PM 30,492 Views 12 Comments

Mohammad Zubair said the flight had been smooth until just before landing when it jolted violently and that was the last thing he remembered.

# flight - Monday 30 March, 2020

Aer Lingus flight heading to China to pick up protective equipment makes emergency landing after hitting birds
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus flight heading to China to pick up protective equipment makes emergency landing after hitting birds

Mar 30th 2020, 1:12 PM 183,593 Views 108 Comments

The flight struck a flock of birds shortly after take-off.

# flight - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night
# Travel
# Travel

Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night

Mar 15th 2020, 6:01 PM 64,973 Views 104 Comments

Spanish airports will remain open for a number of days to facilitate the exodus from the country.

# flight - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China

Jan 30th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,784 Views 27 Comments

A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.

# flight - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board
# Chile
# Chile

Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board

Dec 10th 2019, 7:19 AM 18,862 Views 9 Comments

The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.

# flight - Friday 30 August, 2019

Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
# Diverted
# Diverted

Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board

Aug 30th 2019, 9:54 AM 66,399 Views 45 Comments

The flight landed safely in Dublin at 9.05am and was met at the terminal by ground crews and engineers.

# flight - Monday 26 August, 2019

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes
# Boarding Pass
# Boarding Pass

Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes

Aug 26th 2019, 11:15 AM 25,306 Views 40 Comments

The airline said it was a technical issue.

# flight - Thursday 22 August, 2019

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems
# American Airlines
# American Airlines

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems

Aug 22nd 2019, 1:16 PM 24,848 Views 1 Comment

There were 146 passengers and crew on board.

# flight - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

4 people charged with murder over downing of flight MH17
# Mh17
# Mh17

4 people charged with murder over downing of flight MH17

Jun 19th 2019, 12:52 PM 18,949 Views 0 Comments

The plane travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was hit by a Russian-made missile in July 2014.

# flight - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Punches thrown, vodka downed and music blared on chaotic Ryanair flight to Malta
# Flight From Hell
# Flight From Hell

Punches thrown, vodka downed and music blared on chaotic Ryanair flight to Malta

May 2nd 2019, 7:42 AM 174,733 Views 76 Comments

RTÉ reporter Kieran Dineen has said several brawls broke out during the flight.

# flight - Friday 8 March, 2019

Shoreham Airshow crash: Pilot cleared over deaths of 11 men
# England
# England

Shoreham Airshow crash: Pilot cleared over deaths of 11 men

Mar 8th 2019, 3:04 PM 14,127 Views 5 Comments

Andrew Hill said he was “truly sorry” for the part he played in the deaths.

# flight - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'Evacuate, evacuate': Flights were suspended at Stansted Airport last night after an aborted takeoff
# Takeoff
# Takeoff

'Evacuate, evacuate': Flights were suspended at Stansted Airport last night after an aborted takeoff

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:26 AM 85,229 Views 30 Comments

The airport said that the aircraft had aborted its take off due to a suspected engine problem.

# flight - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Retired garda searches for family of unidentified victim in 1968 Wexford plane crash
# Tuskar Rock
# Tuskar Rock

Retired garda searches for family of unidentified victim in 1968 Wexford plane crash

Jan 6th 2019, 7:05 AM 55,191 Views 20 Comments

There were 33 male passengers whose bodies were never recovered and Gerry Kealy is working through the families to rule them out.

# flight - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Flight returns to Dublin Airport after being forced to abort landing due to wind
# Strong Winds
# Strong Winds

Flight returns to Dublin Airport after being forced to abort landing due to wind

Updated Nov 27th 2018, 1:20 PM 76,804 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, another flight diverted to Shannon Airport after a woman was reported to be experiencing contractions.

# flight - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill
# New York
# New York

Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill

Sep 5th 2018, 3:44 PM 36,412 Views 23 Comments

Other passengers are now being allowed to disembark and are having their temperatures taken.

# flight - Monday 16 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 16th 2018, 3:29 PM 55,292 Views 21 Comments

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
# Confidential Location
# Confidential Location

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

Jul 9th 2018, 5:31 PM 10,850 Views 21 Comments

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
# Paris
# Paris

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

Jun 17th 2018, 6:13 PM 107,958 Views 126 Comments

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
# Cathay Pacific
# Cathay Pacific

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

Apr 28th 2018, 9:45 AM 32,087 Views 24 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

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

Apr 18th 2018, 8:02 PM 18,129 Views 0 Comments

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
# USA

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

Apr 18th 2018, 6:55 AM 87,633 Views 32 Comments

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
# Chicago
# Chicago

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

Apr 12th 2018, 8:15 AM 24,589 Views 38 Comments

Long was fired in August after the incident.

# flight - Saturday 31 March, 2018

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears

Mar 31st 2018, 4:45 PM 22,806 Views 37 Comments

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
# Good Day
# Good Day

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

Mar 25th 2018, 7:37 AM 57,524 Views 28 Comments

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
# Dreamliner
# Dreamliner

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

Jan 24th 2018, 2:25 PM 22,874 Views 23 Comments

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
# Malaysia Airlines
# Malaysia Airlines

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

Jan 19th 2018, 8:28 AM 33,535 Views 23 Comments

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
# Delayed
# Delayed

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

Oct 24th 2017, 12:50 PM 27,969 Views 47 Comments

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
# Tyre Tracks
# Tyre Tracks

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

Oct 20th 2017, 8:27 PM 39,910 Views 45 Comments

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
# David Dao
# David Dao

Security officers sacked after forcibly dragging passenger off United Airlines flight

Oct 18th 2017, 7:16 AM 17,437 Views 18 Comments

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
# Bat Out Of Hell

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

Sep 5th 2017, 8:43 PM 65,276 Views 29 Comments

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
# Blanket Not Included
# Blanket Not Included

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

Sep 5th 2017, 12:03 PM 22,119 Views 45 Comments

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
# Lisbon
# Lisbon

Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:30 PM 23,355 Views 0 Comments

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
# France
# France

EasyJet passenger allegedly punched by an airport worker in Nice

Jul 31st 2017, 1:13 PM 18,708 Views 36 Comments

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
# BA

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

May 16th 2017, 8:54 AM 23,228 Views 15 Comments

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
# Bird Strike
# Bird Strike

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

May 3rd 2017, 2:40 PM 23,284 Views 37 Comments

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
# Turbulence
# Turbulence

Extreme turbulence injures 27 on Aeroflot flight to Bangkok

May 2nd 2017, 1:16 PM 16,716 Views 22 Comments

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

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