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Manila-bound Philippine Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Los Angeles

Photo/Reuters A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said. All 347 passengers and 18 crew aboard Flight 113, a Boeing Co 777 widebody, are safe, an airline spokeswoman said. Pilots of flight 113 declared an emergency

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Man Who Fell From Kenya Airways Plane Into a London Garden Identified

Kenya Airways The stowaway, who fell off a Kenya Airways plane moments before it landed at London’s Heathrow Airport in June has been identified. Sky News has identified the man as 29-year-old Paul Manyasi. About four months after the man fell from the sky, London police released an e-fit image of the stowaway in hunt

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UK issues Wilson air travel alert over mishaps

The United Kingdom has issued a travel warning to its citizens over the use of planes that operate at Wilson Airport in Nairobi following several mishaps. In a fresh travel guidance, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) urged Britons to review the safety records of aircraft that mostly serve domestic and regional routes—ahead of boarding.

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Italy to ban flights by Iran’s Mahan Air from mid-December

Photo/Reuters Italy is set to ban flights by Iran’s Mahan Air, an Iranian industry official said on Saturday, as the United States seeks action against the airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment and personnel to Middle East war zones. Germany and France have both already banned flights by the airline, and Italian

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Turkey: Tourism income jumps 22% to $14B in Q3

Country’s quarterly tourism revenue up nearly a quarter year-on-year, says TurkStat Turkey’s tourism income jumped by nearly a quarter this July-September to $14.03 billion, the country’s statistical authority said on Thursday. The country’s tourism revenue soared 22% in the third quarter, up from $11.5 billion in the same period last year, TurkStat announced. “While 82.1%

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Midair scare forces Silverstone Air plane to make emergency landing

Photo/Daily Nation/A Silverstone Air plane at the Eldoret International Airport on May 31, 2019. A plane operated by the airline was forced to make an emergency landing at the airport after a wheel dropped off midair on October 28. A Silverstone Air plane on Monday caused a scare after a wheel dropped off midair, moments

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Beijing’s new $63 billion mega-airport begins international flights

An inner view of the terminal hall of the newly launched Daxing International Airport on the outskirts of Beijing, China September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo Beijing’s new $63 billion Daxing airport began its first scheduled international flights on Sunday as it ramped up operations to help relieve pressure on the city’s existing Capital airport.

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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight

Photo (AP) Australia’s Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early Sunday morning after a flight of

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Kenya plane with 55 people crashes

Bystanders watch the Fokker 50, 5Y-IZO plane operated by Silverstone Air that crash landed after take-off from the Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya October 11, 2019. (Reuters Photo) Several passengers sustain injuries, rushed to various hospitals in capital Nairobi, Kenyan officials say A Kenyan plane operated by Silverstone Air company crashed while taking off on

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Saudi Arabia allows foreign men and women to share hotel rooms

FILE PHOTO: A Saudi man walks past renovated buildings at the historic city of Diriyah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo Saudi Arabia is allowing foreign men and women to rent hotel rooms together without proving they are related, after the conservative Muslim kingdom launched a

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