EASA approves partial return to Iran and Iraq airspaces, 3 weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Boeing 737

European airlines can return to parts of Iranian and Iraqi airspace, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday, three weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet amid an exchange of hostilities with U.S. forces in Iraq Following an EU aviation security risk group meeting, EASA said it was lifting temporary…

BREAKING A female passenger threatens to blow herself up on a plane grounded in Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Passenger threatens to blow herself up on a grounded plane at Moscow Domodedovo airport. The female passenger is holding a bag claiming it has explosives inside. UPDATE Police is detaining the woman, Interfax news agency said. The Russian S7 Airline Airbus A321 part of has landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport from Simferopol. S7 said the…

ALERT Footage emerging of the C-130 water tanker crash in Australia, killing the three US firefighters on board

Confronting footage has emerged of the moment the C-130 water tanker crashed while fighting raging bushfires in NSW, killing the three US firefighters on board. Captain Ian McBeth, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson and flight engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr were on board the C-130 Hercules aircraft when it crashed near Peak View, northeast of Cooma,…

For 2 days, military didn’t admit to president Hassan Rouhani that the Ukrainian Boeing 737 has been shot down

The New York Times pieced together a chronology of the three days following the shot down of the Boeing 737. TUESDAY The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deployed mobile antiaircraft defense units around a sensitive military area near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. WEDNESDAY The central air defense command issued an alert that American warplanes had taken…

BREAKING British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China with immediate effect due to #coronoavirus

  British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China as concerns grow over the coronavirus outbreak. The airline, which operates daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Heathrow, has also suspended bookings on its website until March following advice from the Foreign Office warning against “all but essential travel”. “We apologise…

A woman said there was a bomb in her checked luggage after she arrived at the gate too late to catch her flight

A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse. A police bomb squad responded Friday but found no device and the airport soon returned to normal though…

BREAKING Russian and Iranian intelligence sources say Michael D’ Andrea – head of CIA in Iraq – has been killed in yesterday crash

A top CIA chief who orchestrated the assassination of an Iranian general was killed when a US military plane crashed in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, Tehran has claimed. The crashed plane in the east of Afghanistan was a Bombardier E-11A from the US Air Force. De Andrea, who was responsible for the assassination of Iran’s…