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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oklahoma on record-breaking flight

Los Angeles - The Solar Impulse 2 plane touched down in Tulsa, in the south-central US state of Oklahoma, ending the latest stage of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 soars over U.S. southwest on round-the-world flight

San Francisco - The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix.

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

San Francisco - Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, is to take flight again on Monday, organizers said.

Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

Mountain View - Solar Impulse 2, an experimental plane flying around the world without consuming a drop of fuel, has landed in California, one leg closer to completing its trailblazing trip."The Pacific is done, my friend.

Bay Area man convicted of assault over reclining airline seat

Los Angeles - A San Francisco Bay Area man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an airline passenger aboard a delayed flight from Los Angeles after he became enraged when the victim reclined the back of her seat.

Solar Impulse 2 to resume round-the-world flight in April

Washington - The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane is set to resume its record-breaking flight around the world next month, leaving Hawaii when weather permits, a spokeswoman told AFP on Thursday.

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.

Tarantula causes Delta flight to be delayed for three hours

Baltimore - Recently, a handler's tarantula escaped from its carrier, and this resulted in a Delta Air Lines flight delayed for three hours.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

London - Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

Air Canada flight diverted because of unusual odor

On Saturday, an Air Canada flight was flying from Amsterdam to Toronto, but it was diverted to Belfast because of an unusual odor.

Why bats don’t crash into each other is revealed

This may seem like the start of a riddle, but why don’t bats fly into each other? The answer lies in bats seemingly following some agreed rules of the air.

The incredible voyage of the blackpoll warbler revealed

Each fall the blackpoll warbler flies non-stop from Canada, southwards across the Atlantic Ocean to South America, in just three days. What does the bird get up to? A science group have been finding out.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Chihuahua smuggles itself into airport in owner's suitcase

A Chihuahua has been found hiding in a suitcase in the baggage area of New York's LaGuardia airport, triggering a security alert that led to it being found inside the suitcase it had nestled itself in.

Deadly venomous scorpion attacks man on plane

A man has suffered severe pain, nausea and hallucinations after being stung by a venomous scorpion that made it on to a flight in South America. The species is believed to have been deadly.

No bird brains, birds are adept at energy conservation

By using special Global Positioning System trackers, scientists have demonstrated the energy-saving flight strategy adopted by migratory birds.

Malfunction forces AirAsia X to abort flight, turn back

Kuala Lumpur - A system malfunction forced the pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah to abort the flight and return to Malaysia on Sunday, the AirAsia Group's CEO said.

AirAsia flight with 162 on board goes missing

An AirAsia flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 passengers on board has gone missing shortly after the pilot asked for an unusual route.

Drunk passenger removes false leg and attacks plane crew

According to reports an angry woman on Thomson flight 297 removed her leg to attack staff on the plane. Eventually the crew subdued the 48-year-old woman and removed her from the plane upon landing.

Actress Daryl Hannah in flight scare over Austria

Klagenfurt - It seems that Daryl Hannah, star of "Splash" and "Kill Bill," has always been afraid of flying, but is even more so now after a private jet she was traveling in lost cabin pressure 10 kilometers above Austria.

Flight 370 transcript reveals different cockpit chatter

Kuala Lumpur - The last transmission from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was different from what authorities have been saying since the jetliner disappeared last month with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

Amazing video captures insects in flight

Lund - Using a new approach, researchers have capture the internal mechanics of a flying fly. The video gives a view into the inner workings of the flight muscles as a tethered fly is spun in a circle.

Why do birds fly south?

This isn’t the answer to a riddle, but it is an answer to some of the remarkable abilities and interesting behaviors that different types of birds exhibit. It seems that everything comes down to a special hormone called leptin.

Amazing ‘head cam’ video reveals the mystery of birds

A new video has proved a hit on YouTube. Footage from miniature video cameras strapped to falcons' backs or heads shows that the animals use a form of motion camouflage to attack and capture flying prey.

Migrating birds fly fast and efficiently

Birds migrating in a V formation turns are experts of the well-timed flap. Each bird is able to match the up-and-down path traced by the wing tip of the bird in front of it, a new study discusses.

'Jellyfish aircraft' takes flight

Paris - Inspired by nature and by the aviation pioneers of the early 20th century, scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.The tiny, ultra-light lab machine, weighing just 2.1 grammes (0.

Man calls baby 'n-word' and assaults him on plane, gets 8 months

Idaho City - Remember that guy who got arrested for slapping a toddler on a plane last February? He will spend the next eight months incarcerated, a judge decided Monday.

Passengers ejected from Air Canada flight due to fake tickets

Air Canada is investigating how five people boarded an Air Canada flight with fake tickets on Friday. The flight was bound for Toronto.

Air Berlin admits guilt in death of man's dog on Spanish flight

Palma - Fernando Javier Ramos sued Air Berlin after the airline left his British bulldog on the runway for 40 minutes in extreme heat with no water. The dog passed away during the flight and at first the airline offered him a €100 voucher for future travel.

Easyjet leaves behind 29 passengers in Málaga, Spain

Due to an "issue" at the boarding gate, Easyjet managed to leave behind 29 passengers in Málaga airport on Saturday. Their luggage flew home with no problem, but the passengers didn't.
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