Passenger will appear in court this month accused of causing mid-air panic forcing Jet2 flight to return to London Stansted escorted by RAF Typhoons

The pilot of the June 22 flight to Dalaman was forced to return to Stansted Airport. An RAF fighter response also responded to the mayday call – causing a sonic boom over the area. Two RAF Typhoons were scrambled from RAF Coningsby, Lincs, to intercept the Airbus 321 – which was packed with Brit holidaymakers.…

ALERT 11 injured as Emirates #EK450 encountered a clear air turbulence above Singapore

Eleven passengers of Emirates flight EK450 were injured after the plane made an emergency landing in Indonesia’s Bali, an airport spokesman said on Tuesday. “The plane encountered a clear air turbulence above Singapore at a height of 35,000 feet, making 11 passengers injuried,” said Arie Ahsanurrohim, spokesman of I Gusti Ngurah Rai international Airport in…

ALERT FAA orders inspections of Boeing 737NG aircraft after cracks were found on some planes

US aviation regulators have ordered inspections of Boeing 737 NG aircraft after cracks were found on some planes. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Boeing discovered the cracks “while conducting modifications on a heavily used aircraft”. Similar cracks were found in a small number of additional planes, the agency said. Boeing said 737 NG operators…