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04 November 2018 7:39 PM 1 killed as two planes crash mid-air

Ottawa — Canadian paramedics said one person was killed on Sunday after two small planes crashed mid-air in the capital of Ottawa. Ottawa police said the accident occurred over the west end of the city just after 10:00 local time. Staff sergeant Jamie Harper said one plane crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International 37

31 October 2018 5:22 AM Air Namibia resumes flights to Zim after briefly pulling out

Air Namibia has reportedly confirmed the resumption of flights to Zimbabwe "after briefly pulling out of the country following an attempted seizure of its aircraft". The airline cancelled flights to Zimbabwe a few weeks ago after one of its aircraft was impounded by authorities in Harare. But New reported on Tuesday that a Zimbabwe High Court 21

16 October 2018 8:16 PM Two pilots killed in Ukraine fighter jet crash

Ukraine's general staff said on Tuesday that two pilots died when a Sukhoi fighter jet crashed during military exercises with the United States and other NATO countries. "A Sukhoi-27 plane crashed at around 17:00 local time (1400 GMT) during a training flight," the general staff said on its Facebook page, adding that "the bodies of the two pilots have been found" 77

12 October 2018 6:12 AM Air Namibia 'cancels all flights to Zim' after aircraft impounded in Harare – report

Air Namibia has reportedly cancelled flights to Zimbabwe after one of its aircraft was impounded by authorities in Harare last week. According to The Namibian, in a statement this week, the airline's spokesperson, Paul Nakawa, said flights to Zimbabwe would be cancelled pending the finalisation of the matter. "The airline has resolved to divert the current 38

08 October 2018 4:00 AM Air Namibia plane impounded as Zim man sues for $1m

A Zimbabwean man is trying to sue Air Namibia for $1m after airline officials allegedly barred him and his family from travelling to Turkey. The pending court action saw an Air Namibia plane impounded in Harare on Friday, disrupting travel plans for dozens of Windhoek-bound passengers. Harare High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi authorised the sheriff of the court 26

07 October 2018 3:50 PM 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

Over 700 firefighters battled a wildfire on Sunday in a national park west of Lisbon that forced Portuguese authorities to evacuate about 350 people. The fire that broke out overnight has already injured 17 firefighters and one civilian, Andre Fernandes of Portugal's civil protection agency said on Sunday, adding that 300 people were evacuated from a campsite 68

03 October 2018 7:00 AM Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

A volcano erupted on Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6 000m into the sky on Wednesday morning. The eruption status was raised from an alert to standby 4km from the summit and up to 6.5km to the west-southwest 27

10 September 2018 7:32 PM Driver held after high-speed chase on French airport runway

French police arrested a man on Monday after a high-speed chase on the runway at Lyon airport in southeast France which ended with him trying to flee on foot, local officials said. Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the car into the glass doors of one of the airport terminals. Nobody was injured in the incident, which led to the suspension 158

20 July 2018 11:57 AM PICS: Airbus unveils pioneering solar-powered drone

European air giant Airbus on Wednesday unveiled a solar-powered drone called Zephyr that will fly at a high altitude and fulfill the same functions as a satellite. The High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) has a wingspan of 25 metres and weighs less than 25 kilogrammes. It can fly at an altitude of 21 000 metres above the weather and conventional air traffic 51

09 July 2018 10:46 AM WATCH: Meet the dogs at OR Tambo Airport that keep runways safe

OR Tambo International Airport and Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) have introduced bird and wildlife specialists – consisting of teams of skilled people and trained canines – who patrol the airport’s runways to keep wildlife away from aircrafts and ensure safety. Bird strikes cause expensive damage to planes and can even be deadly. Melissa Hofmann 30