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Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20. Witnesses told of passengers being thrown out of their seats and hitting the ceiling and overhead lockers of … Full News here – Read more […]

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Cargo door scare forces Hong Kong bound Singapore Airlines plane to turn back

Cargo door scare forces Hong Kong bound Singapore Airlines plane to turn back A Singapore Airlines flight to Hong Kong was forced to turn back to Singapore on Friday after pilots received a warning about a problem with a cargo door, the flag-carrier said. The Airbus A380 superjumbo, carrying 263 passengers, landed safely at … Full […]

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Plane bomb-threat accused wore a blanket like superman, court told

A Finnish passenger who made an alleged bomb threat on a Hong Kong bound plane had his head wrapped in blankets “like the Middle East women’s way” and wore another blanket on his back like “superman”, a court heard today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Plane bomb hoax accused was delusional and erratic, court told

An accused bomb-hoax passenger on a Hong-Kong bound plane who waved a chocolate bar “like a sword” was delusional and erratic, a court heard today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Fury as Hong Kong-bound passengers forced to spend the night on plane

Fury as Hong Kong-bound passengers forced to spend the night on plane … When Cathay Pacific flight CX715 from Singapore to Hong Kong was delayed for eight hours overnight, passenger Andy Przybysz said he received only a snack voucher worth HK$ 92 and had to sleep on the floor. "People should be offered alternative flights … […]

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Fury as Hong Kong-bound passengers forced to spend the night on plane grounded in Shenzhen

Furious passengers were forced to spend the night on a grounded plane with little food and water after it was diverted from Hong Kong to Shenzhen due to storms. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Fury as Hong Kong-bound passengers forced to spend the night on plane grounded in Shenzhen

Furious passengers were forced to spend the night on a grounded plane with little food and water after it was diverted from Hong Kong to Shenzhen due to storms. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Iceland businessman says plane ready for Snowden

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — An Icelandic business executive said Friday that a private plane is on standby to transport National Security Agency secrets leaker Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Iceland. Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson said he has not spoken directly with Snowden but has been in touch with a third party representing him. The businessman, […]

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Iceland businessman says plane ready for Snowden

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — An Icelandic business executive said Friday that a private plane is on standby to transport National Security Agency secrets leaker Edward Snowden from Hong Kong to Iceland. Olafur Vignir Sigurvinsson said he has not spoken directly with Snowden but has been in touch with a third party representing him. The businessman, […]

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Cathay crew complain of plane intruders

Cathay Pacific is looking into a report from its cabin crew that several unidentified people mysteriously intruded on a landed plane. The incident is apparently not isolated, as the leader of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union says the strange happenings have cropped up several times a day since around Monday, after most or […]

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Hong Kong air bridge collapse rips off Cathay Pacific plane door

HONG KONG // Hong Kong authorities said they had launched an investigation after an air bridge collapsed at the city's airport, ripping the door off a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring a technician. The boarding bridge for a Cathay flight bound for Nagoya in Japan suddenly collapsed after all of the 262 passengers had boarded […]

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Grounding of 787s adds to scrutiny of new plane

Boeing’s troubles with its newest airplane got worse on Wednesday after an emergency landing prompted Japan’s two biggest airlines to ground all their 787s for safety checks. It was the second fire-related incident in two weeks involving the 787’s lithium-ion batteries. All Nippon Airways said pilots detected a burning smell and received a cockpit message […]

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Missoni scion on small plane missing in Venezuela

ROME (AP) — Rescue crews used boats and aircraft on Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared in Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy’s iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people. But 24 hours after the BN-2 Islander aircraft disappeared from radar screens on its short flight from Venzuela’s coastal resort island […]

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Missoni scion on plane missing in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Rescue crews used boats and aircraft on Saturday to search for a small plane that disappeared off Venezuela carrying the CEO of Italy’s iconic Missoni fashion house and five other people. But more than a day after the BN-2 Islander aircraft disappeared from radar screens on its short flight from Venezuela’s […]

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