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Russian defence minister’s plane ‘buzzed’ by Nato jet

A Nato fighter jet has approached a Russian plane carrying the defence minister but was chased away by a Russian escort jet, Russian media say. They say the incident happened in international airspace over the Baltic when Sergei Shoigu was flying to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. Nato later said it had tracked Russian planes but they did… Read More »

Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea – agencies

Russia sent a MiG-31 jet fighter on Tuesday to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying along Russia’s border over the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies quoted Russia’s Defence Ministry as saying. The ministry said it had identified the Norwegian plane as an anti-submarine P-3 Orion aircraft and said it had switched off its transponder during the flight, the… Read More »

Singapore Airlines drops Airbus A380 plane

Singapore Airlines has decided not to keep the first A380 it leased, delivering a fresh setback for Airbus’ super-jumbo plane. Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the two-deck jet in 2007. The airline has decided not to renew the A380 plane when the ten-year contract expires next year. The news comes after Airbus more than halved its… Read More »

British Airways plane ‘drone’ crash footage emerges showing flight moments after gadget hit aircraft

The object struck the front of the plane just after 12.50pm as it was landing at Terminal Five on Sunday but left no damage. The footage, taken by Elliot Langran, shows the BA727 flight full of 132 passengers and five crew from Geneva as it comes in for landing. British Airways said the aircraft was examined by engineers… Read More »

Nepal passenger plane crash kills all 23 on board

A small passenger plane has crashed in mountainous western Nepal, killing all 23 people on board. The Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Tara Air, was travelling from Pokhara to Jomsom and lost contact with the control tower shortly after taking off. Most of those on board were Nepalis. It is not clear what caused the crash. The plane… Read More »