Thursday 26 May 2016

Solar Impulse 2 lands in US state of Ohio

An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun landed in the US state of Ohio on Saturday night on the latest leg of its historic bid by pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Dayto


EgyptAir crash report to take one month

A preliminary report into Thursday's EgyptAir crash will be presented in one month, the head of the Egyptian investigation team was quoted as saying by Egypt's state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper. Ayman al-Moqadem, the head of Egypt's Air Accidents Investigation d


EU ministers make it easier to suspend visa-free travel

European Union ministers on Friday backed making it easier and faster to suspend visa waiver with third countries and said relaxing travel rules for more states was not imminent amid deepening public concern about immigration into the bloc. The EU is in politically sensitive talk


EgyptAir jet 'sent smoke-alarm warnings before crash'

The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, French investigators said on Saturday. A spokesman for France's BEA air accident invest


Egypt finds human remains, belongings from plane crash

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. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for


EgyptAir plane debris 'found 290 km from Alexandria'

The Egyptian military said on Friday it had found parts of debris from the missing EgyptAir plane 290 km north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.   The navy has also found some of the passengers' belongings and is sweeping the area looking for


EgyptAir 'crash' could be terrorist attack says Egypt

Egypt said the disappearance from radar of an EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo over the Mediterranean may have been caused by a terrorist attack. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to rule out any explanation for the crash,


Etihad, Mumbai Indians spread cheer to children

Mumbai Indians cricketing stars, defending champions of the Indian Premier League, brought smiles and cheers to over 40 lucky children during a special evening hosted by the airline for its top selling travel agents this week. Children from Magic Bus, a leading Indian non-governm


Planes grounded at main Swedish airports due to communication problem

Swedish authorities grounded planes from Stockholm and the western city of Gothenburg on Thursday due to computer problems that affected network communications. No planes were being allowed to take off from Stockholm airports and those in the air were being called down, the Air T


Missing EgyptAir plane: Pieces of plastic found in sea

A Greek frigate searching for a missing EgyptAir aircraft discovered two large floating objects in a sea area 230 miles south of the island of Crete on Thursday, Greek defence sources said. The objects appeared to be pieces of plastic in white and red. They were spotted close to

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