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  1. News - China Insider - AVIATION

    Air China faces heat for allegedly sneaking Red Cross official past closed boarding gate

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:39pm by Amy Li

    ... to elaborate, Fan said, “[The accusation] could be a misunderstanding … Planes only report to ground controllers after the gate is closed.” The airline came under fire on mainland social media when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1473337/air-china-faces-heat-sneaking-red-cross-official-past-closed
  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: The unanswered questions

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:33pm

    ... on the plane had failed, causing a drop in altitude. According to official reports, the plane’s crew lost control of the jet largely because they lacked training at manually handling the aircraft ... visited the toilet. It would then be simple to disengage autopilot and take control of the aircraft. Silk Air Flight 185 from Jakarta to Singapore, flow by Captain Tsu Wai Ming entered a “rapid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445563/unanswered-questions-behind-disappearance-malaysia-airlines-flight-370
  3. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Chinese radar expert has doubts that Malaysian airliner simply 'vanished'

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Vietnamese air traffic controllers said. "This is very strange," the expert said. "Radar technology today is so advanced, even a piece of debris just a metre or two long can be detected easily." Vietnamese air traffic controllers should have been able to track precisely the whereabouts of the aircraft and reproduce its flight route, said the source, who declined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443956/chinese-radar-expert-has-doubts-malaysian-airliner-simply-vanished
  4. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Aviation mysteries: the flights that just vanished from the radar

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 05:49pm by Ada Lee

    ... with ground control after taking off from the resort town of Pokhara. The wreckage was located on a hill the next day, and authorities said bad weather caused the crash. In April 2012, a UTair plane lost contact with the control tower shortly after taking off from Tyumen, Russia. It was later found to have crashed 40 kilometres from the airport, killing 33 people on board. In perhaps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443623/aviation-mysteries-flights-just-vanished-radar
  5. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Five young children among missing Malaysia Airlines passengers as air search called off

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 09:05am by DANNY LEE, Andrea Chen, AGENCIES

    ... Lai Xuan Thanh, said the plane had been over the sea and heading towards the country's airspace, but air traffic controllers were unable to make contact with the pilots before ... Flight MH370 lost contact with air traffic controllers near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam at around 2.40am local time, the airline said in a statement. No distress signal was relayed before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443411/five-young-children-among-missing-malaysia-airlines-passengers-air-search
  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Terror probe launched into missing Malaysia Airlines jet as passenger list is scrutinised

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:56pm by Associated Press, Reuters

    ... coast. It is thought to have crashed on Saturday, after losing contact with air traffic controllers. View MH370: possible locations in a larger map Five children aged from two to four years- two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443908/terror-probe-launched-missing-malaysia-airlines-jet-passenger-list
  7. News - Asia - AVIATION

    ‘My son, my son!’ Agony of relatives forced to wait for news of missing Malaysia Airlines flight

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 04:38pm by DANNY LEE, Keith Zhai, Adrian Wan

    ... from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing 2.40am: Boeing 777-200ER loses contact with Subang air traffic control, Malaysia Airlines says 6.30am: Flight 370 expected to land at Beijing Capital International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443591/my-son-my-son-agony-relatives-forced-wait-news-missing-malaysia-airlines
  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Libyan jihadist turned official among 11 killed in plane crash in Tunisia

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 01:26am by AFP

    ... traffic control official Sofiene Bejaoui said the aircraft was a Soviet-designed twin-engine turboprop. "According to the air traffic controller who spoke to him last, the pilot's final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432968/libyan-jihadist-turned-official-among-11-killed-plane-crash-tunisia
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    China loosens military control over airspace

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Flights that cross borders, including into Hong Kong, or go through sensitive areas, will stay under the control of military air traffic authorities. Flights operated by holders of foreign ... it as an excuse to tighten control again. It is too early to be optimistic." Professor Gao Yuanyang, who studies air traffic at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said the change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1361532/pla-loses-grip-airspace
  10. News - World - AVIATION

    US court shields airlines from libel over exaggerated security alerts

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:48pm by NYT

    ... might have suffered from mental instability and that he might be carrying a gun. Neither was shown to be true. Instead, Hoeper had failed a proficiency test that he needed to pass in order ... was mentally deranged. And though he was authorised to carry a weapon aboard flights, he did not have a gun with him when he was in Virginia undergoing testing. After the alert was sent to the TSA, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415857/us-court-shields-airlines-libel-over-exaggerated-security-alerts

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