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Tom Hanks is "Miracle on the Hudson" hero

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways pilot Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger became an overnight hero after successfully landing a plane with 155 people onboard in New York’s Hudson…

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways pilot Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger became an overnight hero after successfully landing a plane with 155 people onboard in New York’s Hudson…

Business

Security concerns hit tourism industry, Thomas Cook shares slump

The loss of EgyptAir flight MS804 is another blow for Egypt's tourism industry, a cornerstone of the country's economy, and it comes at a time of heightened security concerns for the travel industry.

The loss of EgyptAir flight MS804 is another blow for Egypt's tourism industry, a cornerstone of the country's economy, and it comes at a time of heightened security concerns for the travel industry.

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Drone hits plane landing at Heathrow

It had to happen, and now it has. After several near-misses and warnings from pilots and plane companies, a drone has hit a passenger jet trying to

It had to happen, and now it has. After several near-misses and warnings from pilots and plane companies, a drone has hit a passenger jet trying to

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Passengers and crew on hijacked jet arrive back in Egypt

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

Passengers and crew have arrived safely in Egypt after their plane was hijacked. Authorities say a man using a fake suicide belt forced the EgyptAir

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Cyprus: EgyptAir flight hijacked

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

A man thought to be strapped with explosives hijacked an EgyptAir plane on a flight between Alexandria and Cairo on Tuesday. The aircraft was forced

Europe

What has changed after Germanwings tragedy?

This week on Utalk, Anita in London asked: “One year after a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his plane, what measures have been taken to

This week on Utalk, Anita in London asked: “One year after a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed his plane, what measures have been taken to

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Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone

Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone An Air France Airbus A320 jet narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while descending for an

Air France plane narrowly avoids collision with drone An Air France Airbus A320 jet narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while descending for an

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Dutch police train eagles to pluck amateur drones from the sky

Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones they say pose a threat to public safety. Sjoerd Hoogendoorn of “Guard from Above,” the company

Dutch police are training eagles to remove drones they say pose a threat to public safety. Sjoerd Hoogendoorn of “Guard from Above,” the company

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[watch] Dutch police train birds of prey to target ill-eagle drones

Netherlands police have come up with a novel method of disabling dangerous drones which, they believe, has the potential to be a soaraway success

Netherlands police have come up with a novel method of disabling dangerous drones which, they believe, has the potential to be a soaraway success

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Boeing's new 737 MAX jet takes off on first flight

The fourth version of Boeing’s 737 jet has taken to the skies for the first time, in the US. The MAX aircraft features new engines from

The fourth version of Boeing’s 737 jet has taken to the skies for the first time, in the US. The MAX aircraft features new engines from

Europe

What am I allowed to carry? - airport security explained

This week on Utalk, Anna in Brussels asks: “I will be travelling by plane for Christmas. What can I carry in my hand luggage? And what should

This week on Utalk, Anna in Brussels asks: “I will be travelling by plane for Christmas. What can I carry in my hand luggage? And what should

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Direct flights come to an end between Kyiv and Moscow

Ukraine’s ban on flights to Russia announced three weeks ago comes into effect on Sunday, meaning longer more expensive journeys for people wanting

Ukraine’s ban on flights to Russia announced three weeks ago comes into effect on Sunday, meaning longer more expensive journeys for people wanting

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400 US flights grounded by flight tracking system glitch

More than 400 flights were cancelled at airports along the US east coast on Saturday (August 15) because of an issue with a flight-tracking system in

More than 400 flights were cancelled at airports along the US east coast on Saturday (August 15) because of an issue with a flight-tracking system in

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Air Baltic crew detained in Norway on allegations of 'alcohol abuse'

Two pilots along with two Air Baltic crew members have been arrested on suspicion of ‘alcohol abuse’. The Latvian crew were taken off their flight at

Two pilots along with two Air Baltic crew members have been arrested on suspicion of ‘alcohol abuse’. The Latvian crew were taken off their flight at

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Rome airport fully operational after forest fire affects flights

Rome’s Fiumicino airport resumed full operations after smoke from a forest fire on Wednesday forced Italy’s busiest hub to suspend takeoffs and

Rome’s Fiumicino airport resumed full operations after smoke from a forest fire on Wednesday forced Italy’s busiest hub to suspend takeoffs and

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Watch: dramatic landing of KLM plane at Schiphol Airport

This is a landing some passengers may remember for a while to come. Conversely, it may be one they will be in a hurry to forget. The captain

This is a landing some passengers may remember for a while to come. Conversely, it may be one they will be in a hurry to forget. The captain

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Drone collision scare with Lufthansa flight sparks investigation

A Lufthansa plane with 108 passengers on board nearly collided with a drone as it approached Warsaw’s main airport on Monday afternoon (July 20 ) The

A Lufthansa plane with 108 passengers on board nearly collided with a drone as it approached Warsaw’s main airport on Monday afternoon (July 20 ) The

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Lufthansa flight has near-miss with drone near Warsaw

A Lufthansa plane with 108 passengers on board nearly collided with a drone as it approached Warsaw’s main airport on Monday afternoon, the airline

A Lufthansa plane with 108 passengers on board nearly collided with a drone as it approached Warsaw’s main airport on Monday afternoon, the airline

Business

Air France-KLM boss de Juniac defends airlines' safety record

Air France-KLM have presented their new short-haul carrier, baptised HOP! It will offer new links for the domestic French market to better compete

Air France-KLM have presented their new short-haul carrier, baptised HOP! It will offer new links for the domestic French market to better compete

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Controversy over footage recovered from Germanwings plane crash

French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild report that a cellphone video found in the Germanwings wreckage shows the flight's last moments

French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild report that a cellphone video found in the Germanwings wreckage shows the flight's last moments

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European airlines mull cockpit rule changes after Germanwings crash

Following the Germanwings crash, a number of European airlines have changed their rules so that two people are in the cockpit of their planes at all

Following the Germanwings crash, a number of European airlines have changed their rules so that two people are in the cockpit of their planes at all