NEWS E-Cigarette battery sparks fire on American Airlines flight

An American Airlines passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” Thursday and started a small fire aboard the aircraft, airline officials said. The small fire forced the flight from Dallas to Indianapolis to make an emergency landing at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said none of the 137 passengers or five crew members…

BREAKING Russian Ilyushin Il-18 carrying nearly 40 people crashes in Siberia, survivors reported

Russian defense ministry Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft with 32 passengers and seven crew members onboard, has crashed in the Bulunsky district of Siberia’s Yakutia, 27 kilometers from the Tiksi village. Reload the page for updates… UPDATE 0700 UTC At least 30 people taken to hospital. UPDATE 0610 UTC Russian defense ministry says sat least 16 people seriously…

EMERGENCY Qatar #QR708 to Doha diverted to Lajes Air Base in Azores, Portugal after severe turbulence over the Atlantic

A Qatar Airways flight that took off from Dulles International Airport near here on Saturday night and bound for Doha made an emergency landing in Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, roughly 1,200 miles southeast of Newfoundland, after hitting a massive air pocket, according to passengers.   QR708, which contained dozens of Indian Americans and…