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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# pilot

This year
Ryanair sacks its chief pilot following internal probe
Staff received the notice this morning.
Last year
Plane lands safely after pilot threatened to crash it into ground
Authorities later said the pilot had been taken into custody.
All time
US to charge ex-Boeing pilot over 737 Max crashes
Mark Forkner was the lead contact between the aviation giant and the Federal Aviation Administration over how pilots should be trained to fly the planes
Five die in separate plane and glider crashes in Swiss Alps
Four people, including one child, died when their plane crashed into the mountain, one kilometer from where another pilot of a glider also died.
English pilot and child killed in 2018 plane crash in Offaly, inquest hears
Neil Bowditch (47) and seven-year-old Kacper Kacprzak were killed during the accident in May 2018.
Pilot in Kobe Bryant crash was likely disoriented: investigator
The accident resulted in the deaths of the NBA legend, his daughter and six other passengers.
Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place
Some 5,000 racegoers had been due to attend the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Saturday.
Pilot saved from electricity wires after ejecting from Air Force jet in Brittany
The incident happened during an exercise near Pluvigner.
Shoreham Airshow crash: Pilot cleared over deaths of 11 men
Andrew Hill said he was “truly sorry” for the part he played in the deaths.
'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight
The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said.
Pilot of jet that crashed onto dual carriageway, killing 11 men, to be charged with manslaughter
The tragedy happened at the Shoreham Air Show in 2015.
Pilotless flying taxis are being developed and trialled in New Zealand
Regulators late today approved plans to develop and test the futuristic air taxis.
Parents from 100 Irish schools are to test out online payment options
Previous payments for school trips and book rentals have been made by cash or cheques.
British Airways pilot taken off plane 'amid fears he was drunk'
The flight departed several hours late from Gatwick on Thursday.
'Disrespecting pilots will not help solve our shared problems': Ryanair captains speak out
An experienced Ryanair captain based in Europe describes to what it is like working for the company.
HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre
The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.
'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.
Defence Forces pilot suspended after admitting taking cocaine before random drug test
The pilot is expected to resign this week.
Harrison Ford won't lose pilot's licence for mistakenly landing on taxiway
The actor landed on a taxiway in February after flying over an American Airlines jet that was waiting to take off.
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.
Pilot errors led to crash that killed 11 people at UK air show say investigators
Pilot Andy Hill was not certified to do the stunt in the Hawker Hunter plane.
Drunk Canadian pilot arrested after fainting in plane cockpit
The pilot was scheduled to fly 99 passengers and 6 crewmembers to Cancun this morning.
Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment
The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.
"It's not the kind of job you can do if you don't like getting up at night" - a day in the life of a Coast Guard pilot
Chief Pilot at the Coast Guard base at Waterford Airport Mark McDermott showed around for a day.
An Irish pilot took his little brother on his first helicopter flight, and it'll warm your heart
His little face.
This legend of a Ryanair pilot had the craic with Irish fans on a flight to Lyon this morning
“The first officer, his name is Gary Breen. The number one today, her name is Gary Breen as well.”
This legend of a Ryanair pilot had the craic with Irish fans on a flight to Lyon this morning
“The first officer, his name is Gary Breen. The number one today, her name is Gary Breen as well.”
Pilot killed after helicopter shot down by elephant poachers
The British man was killed trying to track down a group of poachers in Tanzania.
Flight forced into emergency landing after pilot dies in cockpit
It’s understood that pilot Michael Johnston died from a heart attack.
Pilot dies after stunt plane crashes in New York
No one else was injured.
Pilot who drank two bottles of whiskey and beer with crew before flight jailed
The 38-year-old was almost seven times the legal limit.
Round of applause for the pilot who landed this plane in Cork
This pilot took his daughter on a stunt plane for the first time, and she bloody loved it
Flying upside down? It’s a walk in the park to her.
Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers
There was an Irishman on board who has shared the story.
French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake
One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”.
Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot's depression to investigators
It included correspondence to his flight training school.
A pilot shared this heartwarming letter from passenger prompted by Germanwings tragedy
Germanwings crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name'
“One day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system…”
A bored pilot drew a penis on a flight radar, just because
Look, we’ve all been there.
Black box reveals TransAsia pilot called 'mayday' just seconds after engine failed
Today it emerged that the left engine was shut down manually by the crew “for unknown reasons”.