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Boeing 777 catches fire after emergency landing due to fuel leak

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A Singapore Airlines plane has caught fire while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport. Flight SQ368 from Changi to Milan was two hours into its journey when the pilot reported engine problems and turned back towards Singapore. In a statement, Singapore Airlines said the plane’s right engine caught fire after it touched down at Changi Airport at around 6.50am. The blaze was put out by airport emergency services and there were no injuries to the 222 passengers and 19 crew on board.… (www.theguardian.com) Meer...

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

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A very detailed review by the Independent Group of scientists has urged the Australian managed search for MH370 to shift its efforts much further to the north-east of the current priority zone on the floor of the south Indian Ocean. (blogs.crikey.com.au) Meer...

Smoke forces American Airlines evac at gate at Heathrow

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looks like APU started to smoke a little. No injuries. Video available. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Meer...

A320 crash. ACARS message indicates fire on board, main wreckage located, both black boxes found.

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With 56 passengers and 10 crew, was en route at FL370 over the Mediterranean Sea about 130nm north of Alexandria (Egypt) and about 210nm north-northwest of Cairo when a number of ACARS messages indicating cockpit window temperature sensors faults and optical smoke detector activations were received between 00:26Z and 00:29Z, the crew did not respond to a handoff from Greek to Egypt ATC, the transponder signals of the aircraft ceased at 02:33L (00:33Z) and according to primary radar data provided… (avherald.com) Meer...

Russia and China establish JV to design new widebody aircraft

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Russia and China have signed an agreement establishing a joint venture (JV) to design and develop new widebody aircraft during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to China June 25. The agreement stipulates the joint design, manufacture, marketing and after-sale support of new aircraft. The Russian-Chinese JV is expected to develop a widebody family, although it has not yet been disclosed how many aircraft it will include. (atwonline.com) Meer...

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