Mid-flight horror as British Airways pilot becomes "incapacitated" when cockpit filled with fumes


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Mid-flight horror as plane is forced to land when pilot becomes 'incapacitated' when cockpit filled with fumesEmergency landing made in Canadian town of Goose Bay, NewfoundlandCo-pilot started to feel nauseous before unscheduled stop was madeCaptain and first officer required oxygen masks to make landing By James Rush PUBLISHED: 10:05 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 11 February 2013 A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at a Canadian town after suspected toxic oil fumes were reported on the flight deck. The Boeing 777, carrying 158 passengers from Heathrow to Philadelphia, made the unscheduled stop at Goose Bay, in Newfoundland, in temperatures of -30C after fumes started to cause eye and throat irritation halfway through the eight hour flight.

Israel"s Apache helicopter"s stunning acrobatic display to mark top gun graduation


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Fire in the sky! Israel’s Apache helicopter’s stunning aerobatic display to mark top gun graduationAstonishing pictures show Israel's aerial hardware in actionThe images were taken at a graduation ceremony for pilots earlier todayIsraeli Air Force pilots are seen as among the best in the world | UPDATED: 20:56 GMT, 27 December 2012 These incredible images of some of the world's most sophisticated aerial warfare technology were taken during today's graduation ceremony for Israeli pilots.

Ryanair accused of evading charges "after giving false information over weight of its aircraft to save millions"


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Ryanair accused of flying overweight planes: German regulator claims budget airline may have saved millions by giving false information | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 19 December 2012 626 Ryanair routinely falsified the weight of its aircraft to evade millions of pounds worth of air traffic control charges, it has been claimed The budget airline could face court action after being accused of using the ploy to avoid paying around 42million in extra fee levies in Germany. Air safety watchdog Deutsche Flugsichering, responsible for air traffic control in the country, is investigating the company. Axel Raab, head of communications at Deutsche Flugsicherung, said internal lawyers are currently studying the case, adding: 'If the outcome will be that Ryanair evaded charges we will go to court.' Ryanair is accused by Germany of falsifying weights on take-off to 'save millions' Ryanair has earned itself a tough reputation for weight when it comes to passengers; turning up with a suitcase over the specified maximum allowance and it can cost a small fortune

Rebuilt Spitfire flies from Filton aerodrome as BAE closes home of Concorde


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End of an aviation era: Rebuilt Spitfire takes to the skies from historic Filton aerodrome as BAE calls time on home of Concorde WWII fighter plane flew again 10 years after it was found in South African junkyardFilton airfield will be closed by owner BAE on New Year's Eve after 100 years | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 A newly-restored classic World War II Spitfire has taken to the British skies for the first time since being found in a scrapyard a decade ago. The iconic Second World War fighter plane has been restored by a businessman who spent 1m building it back up to its former glory after it was rescued from a South African scrapyard. Yesterday the gleaming Spitfire took off from the soon-to-close Filton aerodrome outside Bristol for the first time since the 1940s