Russian surveillance plane got shot down by Syria—and Russia blames Israel

Enlarge / An Ilyushin IL-20M intelligence collection aircraft, the type shot down Monday evening by Syrian air defenses. (credit: Kirill Naumenko) On Monday night, a Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20 “Coot-A” electronic intelligence and radar reconnaissance aircraft monitoring the Idlib province of Syria was mistakenly shot down by Syrian air defense forces after an Israeli […]

‘Aggressive’ passenger yells and locks himself in plane toilet forcing flight to turn back

A Qantas plane which had been flying for two hours en route from Perth, Australia to London, UK had to turn back when an “aggressive” passenger became highly disruptive. The man was later arrested and could now face a compensation bill of tens of thousands of dollars should Qantas attempt to recover the cost of […]

Don’t Want to Catch a Bug on a Plane? Put at Least 2 Rows Between You and Sick Flyers

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‘Flying infirmary’: VIDEOS show confusion inside quarantined Emirates plane at JFK

Videos from inside an Emirates plane grounded and quarantined at JFK airport show confusion among the passengers. The plane was quarantined after some passengers reportedly fell ill during a flight from Dubai. Emirates Flight 203 landed Wednesday morning, after the pilot noticed passengers coughing and exhibiting symptoms of fever. The plane has since been parked […]

Emirates plane at JFK airport quarantined after 100 people reportedly fall ill on flight from Dubai

Passengers have been quarantined on board an Emirates airplane at JFK airport in New York, after 100 reportedly fell seriously ill during a flight from Dubai. Emirates Flight 203 from Dubai arrived at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday with the pilot expressing concerns over dozens of passengers sick with fevers over 100 degrees F (37.7 C) […]

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho dedicates Burnley win to Ed Woodward after fans' plane protest

Despite Marcus Rashford seeing red and Paul Pogba missing a penalty, Mourinho dedicated the win to his executive vice chairman after fans had hired a plane to trail a banner saying: “Ed Woodward: specialist in failure.” That was a reference to Woodward’s perceived failure to back Mourinho’s pursuit of central defensive targets in the summer. […]

Passenger plane overshoots runway & catches fire in Sochi, 4 people injured – reports (VIDEO)

A passenger plane from Moscow has made a rough landing in Sochi, hitting a fence, losing a wing and catching fire, according to reports. It took the Boeing 737 from two attempts to land in Sochi, southern Russia, an emergency services source told Interfax, although it is not yet unclear what hindered the first try. […]

Pilot Jumps Off Plane To Do The Shiggy Dance Challenge

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Flight secrets: Why plane journeys are getting LONGER – despite new technological advances

Flight times are reportedly getting longer by airlines, in a bid to avoid compensation payouts. The new report by Which? Travel found that journey times had been increased by up to 30 minutes to make the flights seem more punctual than they were. Compensation can be claimed if a flight is more than three hours […]