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Woman gives birth at 10,000 meters

A woman has given birth to a baby boy while on a Jetstar Pacific flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Dang Nang.

World's first solar-powered plane to land in California

A solar-powered plane due to land in California flies over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Area as it continues its around-the-world journey. A solar-powered plane on a round-the-world journey flies over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Area as it makes its way to land in California following a 62-hour flight from Hawaii.The aircraft, called the Solar Impulse 2, was grounded on the island of Oahu, Hawaii since July as a result of battery damage caused during the plane's record trans-Pacific flight of almost 118-hours from Japan to Hawaii last July.The Solar Impulse 2's batteries store energy from the sun during daylight hours to keep the aircraft powered overnight, allowing it to remain aloft around the clock on extreme long-distance flights.It is the first aircraft to fly day and night without fuel.

Greece deploys ship, aircraft to search for EgyptAir plane

Greece is deploying military aircraft and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where an EgyptAir aircraft vanished from radar screens early on Thursday, its defence ministry said.
May 19, 2016 | 05:27 pm GMT+7

Greece gives timeline of missing Egyptair aircraft

Greece's civil aviation department issued a timeline on Thursday of the missing EgyptAir plane's journey over Greece before it disappeared in Egyptian airspace.
May 19, 2016 | 06:26 pm GMT+7

Egypt finds human remains and belongings from plane crash at sea

Egypt said on Friday that its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.
May 21, 2016 | 11:42 am GMT+7

U.S. heavy transport aircraft greeted by rain in Vietnam

U.S. Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which transports equipment needed for Obama's visit, on May 21 afternoon landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) in heavy rain.
May 22, 2016 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Egypt prosecutor seeks data from France, Greece on crashed plane

Egypt's public prosecutor formally requested data on the crashed EgyptAir plane from France and Greece on Monday, as the victims' remains began arriving at a Cairo morgue ready for DNA testing.
May 24, 2016 | 09:16 am GMT+7

No sign of EgyptAir plane technical problems before takeoff -Al-Ahram

The EgyptAir jet that crashed last week showed no technical problems before taking off from Paris according to an Aircraft Technical Log signed by its pilot before takeoff, Egypt's state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram said on Tuesday.
May 25, 2016 | 08:08 am GMT+7

Bomb threat forces EgyptAir plane to make emergency landing in Uzbekistan

An EgyptAir passenger plane, en route from Cairo to Beijing, was forced to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday after receiving what two Egyptian aviation sources said was a false bomb threat.
June 08, 2016 | 04:45 pm GMT+7

At least 8 dead after Russian plane on fire-fighting mission crashes in Siberia

At least eight people have died after a Russian plane on a fire-fighting mission crashed in Siberia, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.Rescue workers found the Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane in the early hours of Sunday morning in Russia's Irkutsk region, according to a statement on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.A photo accompanying the statement showed the plane smashed to pieces in dense forest, with the tail but little else intact.RIA news agency said eight bodies had been found at the scene of the crash as well as two flight recorders, citing emergency official Leonid Belyaev. It is believed there were 10 people on board the plane, which had been missing since Friday, so the death toll could rise.A search-and-rescue operation was launched involving land and air teams.Russia has been criticised for its poor air safety record, and airplane crashes are frequent.
July 04, 2016 | 09:56 am GMT+7

Hijacked Libyan plane lands in Malta with 118 on board

The hijacker said he was 'pro-Gaddafi' and claimed to have a hand grenade.
December 23, 2016 | 07:03 pm GMT+7

Passengers freed from plane hijacked by Gaddafi loyalists

Some crew, however, remained on board with hijackers believed to be loyalists of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
December 23, 2016 | 09:49 pm GMT+7

Russia finds black box from military plane crashed in the Black Sea: TASS

The box would be sent to Moscow.
December 27, 2016 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

5 die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia

'There were five people on the aeroplane and it looks like nobody's survived the crash.'
February 21, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Made-in-China jet takes maiden flight

The flight is the latest sign of China's growing ambition and technical skill.
May 05, 2017 | 03:08 pm GMT+7
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