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Boeing's test pilots release 787 Dreamliner stunt video

In what is becoming an annual tradition, Boeing's intrepid team of test pilots are back with another stunning aerobatic stunt video staring the company's 787 Dreamliner.

British Airways plane grounded after bed bugs found

London - An aircraft, owned by the leading airline British Airways, has been withdrawn from service after a bed bug infestation was discovered on board.

U.S. and Cuba nearing deal to resume commercial flights

Havana - Commercial airline flights between the United States and Cuba could begin later this year if a new agreement between the former Cold War enemies is signed this week, U.S. officials said Friday.

Calgary-bound passengers furious over 8-hour wait on tarmac

Hamilton - Sunwing airline passengers trying to get home to Calgary are furious over the plane's stopover in Hamilton, Ontario where they were forced to endure an eight-hour wait on the tarmac.

Co-pilot pressing wrong number on an iPad led to plane tailstrike

An incident which saw an airplane's tail strike the runway during take-off from Sydney was caused by the co-pilot pressing the wrong number on an iPad screen, according to a report today. He pressed 6 instead of 7 when entering the plane's weight.

'Sweet 16' birthday party ruined by high-flying party-pooper

Levittown - Jacinda Cambray will probably never forget her "Sweet 16" birthday party, nor will her 40 or so guests. The Pennsylvania girl's outdoor event was literally "dumped on" from above when human waste came raining down.

Vancouver student scoops top prize at Intel science fair

Vancouver - Canadian student Raymond Wang has won $75,000 at an international science and engineering fair. This is for designing a way to better protect airline passengers from pathogens.

'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

Cargo plane crashes in Nairobi killing four crew members (Video)

Nairobi - A Fokker 50 cargo plane crashed into a two-story building in Nairobi, Kenya early Wednesday, killing all four crew members. The plane had taken off shortly before from the city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Airline finds corpse in wheel well

Washington - On Saturday, a man's body was found in the wheel well of a South African Airways aeroplane after it landed at Dulles International Airport in Washington, United States.

World's biggest passenger aircraft in Durban

Durban - Last week saw the biggest passenger plane in the world landing at King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa for the first time as part of a pilot training programme for British Airways.

Justin Bieber's private jet searched for drugs

Justin Bieber‘s jet was held at an airport in New Jersey on Friday on suspicion that it was carrying marijuana. Bieber was on his way to the Super Bowl.

Oops! Airplane lands at wrong airport

Wichita - On Wednesday night, a massive Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane touched down at the wrong airport in Kansas. The plane was supposed to land at another airport located about 10 miles south.

WWII bomber recovered from English Channel

London - A Dornier DO-17 German bomber from WWII has been salvaged from the English Channel, initially discovered in 2008 by divers.

Man is arrested for jumping out of a moving airplane

Toronto - Early Monday Toronto's police got an unusual call. A man decided to jump out of a moving airplane leaving Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Rockets fired at Russian passenger plane over Syria

There are reports coming in that a Russian passenger plane narrowly missed being shot down while flying over Syrian airspace today.

Photo of air hostess giving finger to passengers leads to firing

A photo posted to Vkontakte, the popular Russian social network, showed a Russian air hostess raising the middle finger to passengers on an airplane. The girl was sacked by Aeroflot, even though she says it is not her hand, nor was it their airplane.

Video: Student pilot's crash landing

Mangalore - A student pilot showed incredible calm and poise when he was forced to make a crash landing after a wheel fell off his airplane mid flight.

Man spots thief robbing his house while flying over in airplane

Labelle - A man spotted a thief burglarizing his home while he was flying home from a trip. While in the air, he looked down at his home and caught the thieves in action.

Pilot and plane still lost near Yosemite Nat'l Park

Yosemite National Park - Nicol Wilson left Santa Barbara, California on Monday in his airplane, he was last seen on radar near Yosemite National Park.

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

Incredible photo of lightning striking Air New Zealand jet

Brisbane - A passenger waiting to board her plane at the Brisbane International Airport had good timing, managing to take a photograph of her plane at the exact moment a lightning bolt struck the jet.

Mid flight emergency procedures results in marriage proposal

Chicago - In what may be one of the most unique and imaginative proposals on record, the pilot of a 2 person plane proposes to his girlfriend during a mid flight emergency.

2 million attend 54th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show Special

Chicago - An estimated 2 million spectators crowded the beaches and parks near Lake Michigan in Chicago this past weekend to catch one of the most exciting shows of the year. The 2012 Chicago Air and Water Show.

Man boards flight without a ticket, avoids TSA security

San Diego - Earlier this week, a man recently released from prison and on parole boarded a flight at the San Diego International Airport which was headed to Los Angeles.

Airplane door plummets onto Florida golf course

Hallandale - Authorities have launched an investigation regarding a plummeting airplane door. The plane lost its door when flying over a Florida golf course.

It’s a plane. It’s a car. It’s at the New York auto show

New York - Getting around traffic gridlock may be much easier in the very near future as a street-legal airplane will touch down at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) starting next week.

Inquiry launched as BA pilots fall ill on flight

London - British Airways has launched an inquiry after two pilots were taken ill on board a flight late last year. The illnesses was attributed to a lack of oxygen on the flight deck.

Flight attendant started fire to put it back out and 'play hero'

Minneapolis - In most cases, anybody who fights fire is deemed a hero. Not Eder Rojas though – a flight attendant from Woodbury, Minnesota. He started a fire during a route from Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan, just so he could put it out and 'play the hero'.
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