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    Mr GB Menon has passed away
    News Report inserted: Nov 07 2014

    It has been announced that Mr GB Menon passed away today (7th November 2014) at 13:00 hrs in Ernakulam, Kerala The funeral will take place tomorrow at Cochin Kerala Mr Menon was Founder President of National Association of Fire Officers (NAFO) and theIndian Aviation Fire Safety Specialist Group (IAFSSG) and former Chairman of the Fire Fighting Sectional Committee (CED 22), Bureau of Indian Stand ...

    Asiana flight 214: Crew 'over-relied' on automation
    News Report inserted: Jul 03 2014

    The crew of the Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco "over-relied on automated systems" the head of the US transport safety agency has said. Chris Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said such systems were allowing serious errors to occur. The NTSB said the 6 July 2013 crash, which killed three, was caused by pilot mismanagement of the plane's descent. ...

    Ice-hit Aberdeen-Sumburgh flight diverted to Inverness
    News Report inserted: May 23 2014

    A full emergency was called at Inverness Airport after an ice warning alert on board an aircraft carrying 37 people. The Loganair aircraft travelling from Aberdeen to Sumburgh in Shetland was diverted and landed safely at Inverness at about 15:30. Police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene. The warning had indicated a problem with ice on the aircraft's wings. There were three crew and 34 ...

    Malaysia plane: Why black boxes can't always provide the answers
    News Report inserted: Mar 25 2014

    The mystery of flight MH370 is unlikely to be solved until the flight recorder - known as a black box - is found. It has two components - a cockpit voice recorder and a data recorder. But these devices have their limitations. The voice recorder only captures the final two hours Listening to the last moments of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009,gives a chilling insight ...

    Chicago airport train derailment injures 32
    News Report inserted: Mar 25 2014

    A Chicago metro train has derailed at O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people, officials say. Early on Monday the train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US. None of the reported injuries are serious. The president of the Chicago transit union told reporters the train operator was "extremely tired" and may ...

    Missing Malaysia plane: 'Oil slick seen'
    News Report inserted: Mar 08 2014

    A multinational team is searching the sea off south Vietnam, in the hope of finding a Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing for 24 hours. A Vietnamese search plane saw two possible oil slicks in the area, although there was no confirmation they were related to the disappearance. Flight MH370 had 239 people on board, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Two-thirds of the passengers were ...

    Batteries on planes pose 'increased fire risk'
    News Report inserted: Feb 05 2014

    In June last year, police at San Diego International Airport noticed a passenger's bag was smoking as it journeyed around the carousel. Inside, a lithium-ion battery had touched a screwdriver and both had melted. In September 2012, a flight attendant and two passengers were burned when they handled a mobile phone and spare battery that overheated during a flight. In April 2012 a lithium battery in ...

    Kenya probes 'light bulb' blast at Nairobi airport
    News Report inserted: Jan 18 2014

    Kenyan police are investigating a small blast near a cafe at the international airport in Nairobi they initially said was caused by a "loose light bulb". Officers are also trying to establish whether the discovery of a dead man in a bullet-riddled car in the capital is connected to Thursday night's incident. The airport explosion damaged a metal rubbish bin and the ceiling. Kenya has suffered seve ...

    Asiana crash: Emergency workers saw Ye Mengyuan on tarmac
    News Report inserted: Jan 16 2014

    Firefighters responding to a San Francisco plane crash last July knew a Chinese teenager was on the ground nearby before they ran over her. Footage from a helmet camera shows another firefighter pointing at Ye Mengyuan minutes before she was hit by a fire engine. Fire officials say they believed Ye, 16, was dead. A lawyer said no attempt was made to check her vital signs. A medical examiner found ...

    Kegworth air disaster: Plane crash survivors' stories
    News Report inserted: Jan 08 2014

    The Kegworth air disaster in 1989 killed 47 people and left wreckage strewn across the M1. Despite the catastrophic damage it caused, a remarkable number of passengers survived the tragedy 25 years ago. This is their story. Follow the link below to see a full account of this incident Read More........... Reproduced under licence from BBC News 2013 BBC ...


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