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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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# b-17
Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show
Videos online showed dramatic scenes of the smaller plane descending towards the B-17 and crashing into it
# South Korea
Four pilots killed after two South Korean air force planes collide mid-air
The crash is one of several incidents involving South Korean air force jets this year.
All time
# Travel
Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.
# 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.
# 737 max
US aviation officials clear Boeing 737 Max for flight nearly two years after fatal crashes
American Airlines plans to have the 737 Max back in the air before the end of the year.
# EU
Government plan on international travel to be published by 13 October, says transport minister
Eamon Ryan said that the government was also looking at the issue of airport testing.
# grounded
Boeing pushes expected 737 Max return until this summer, months later than anticipated
Boeing does not expected federal regulators to approve its changes to the 373 Max until the summer.
# Business As Usual
Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit
There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.
PHOTOS: Thousands turn out to watch the Bray Air Display in Co Wicklow
The second day of the event is taking place in Co Wicklow.
# 737 max
French families sue Boeing over fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash
The 10 March crash of the plane killed all 157 people on board.
# 737 max
'Clear similarities' between both Boeing 737 MAX crashes, French experts say
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight earlier this month.
# norwegian
Norwegian to operate Dreamliner from Dublin following suspension of Boeing 737 MAX
The Boeing 737 MAX fleet was suspended from European airspace yesterday.
# Banned
UK bans all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace following Ethiopia Airlines crash
A total of 157 people died after the plane went down on Sunday.
# US Marines
Five missing after two US military planes crash off coast of Japan
One crew member has already been rescued and is thought to be in a stable condition.
# now boarding
From Singapore to New York - world's longest non-stop flight set for take off
The flight will spend a marathon 19 hours in the 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.
# planes trains and automobiles
Here are just some of the project promises the government plan to deliver in the next 10 years
Ministers met today for a special Cabinet meeting to discuss some of the large-scale projects they want to roll-out in the years to come.
# munitions of war
What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?
The description for the contents of most of the refused flights was ‘class 1 explosives’. The reasons for the refusals are as yet unclear however.
# just the one
Only one small bag to be permitted on board as Ryanair axes second free carry-on policy
Ryanair has increased check-in bag sizes from 15kg to 20kg.
# it's taking off
Over 90,000 people soaked up the sun at the Bray Air Show yesterday
This was the 12th year of the festival.
# Flying High
Boeing launches 'most efficient' plane ever
Airbus, which moved first to update its aircrafts used in most midrange flights, now has a 60% market share.
# altercations
India plans to create a national 'no-fly list' of unruly passengers
The move comes after a lawmaker made headlines for repeatedly striking a steward on an Air India flight.
# Transport
Here's why foreign airlines are queuing to set up operations in Ireland
Sweden’s SAS airline is the latest carrier to apply for an Irish air operators licence.
# plane plans
Trump calls for Air Force One to cancel contract with Boeing
He did so on Twitter, of course.
# ticket please
National Transport Authority has announced its plans for fare changes on Ireland's public transport
It covers Luas, Dublin Bus, Iarnród Eireann and Bus Éireann.
# Airspace
British fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
The Russian bombers flew close to the Shetland Islands yesterday.
# grounded
The only route from Cork to London City is to be cancelled
CityJet says there simply isn’t the demand to sustain the route.
# California
Woman killed after plane crashes into car
The pilot and his passenger received major injuries.
# Drug-addled zombies
Here are some of the most bizarre things flight attendants have seen in their line of duty
From irascible passengers to airline water soup… All human life is here.
# Close Call
New report outlines 'serious incident' at Dublin Airport with planes in near-miss
Two planes came within 800m of each other last March.
# Lost and Found
An airport is seeking the owners of three unclaimed airplanes
Someone just left them lying around it would seem.
# Shot Down
Russian-made missile took down MH17, killing 298 says official report
The official Dutch-led investigation seeks to end 15 months of speculation about why the Boeing 777 broke up in mid-air last year.
# big buala bos
Is clapping when the plane lands an Irish thing or does everyone do it?
We investigated.
# Shoreham Air Show
Nine more bodies could be found in English air show wreckage
The pilot remains in a critical condition in hospital.
# Tokyo
Three killed after plane crashes on housing estate
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
# Eyes in the sky
Here's why every flight you take is obsessively monitored
An engine alone, for example, is likely to have as many as 5,000 elements monitored every second.
# look to the skies
Why were these Air Corps planes flying in formation over Dublin?
Should we take cover?
# grounded
Man phones in bomb threat to delay girlfriend's plane, gets arrested
In case you needed to be told, don’t do this.
# pass it on
Here's how you pass a bar of chocolate through a fighter jet
But all may not be as it seems…
# You've been warned
'We've told the Russians it's not acceptable to fly in Irish-controlled airspace'
Two Russian military aircraft flew through Irish controlled airspace last month.