UK-bound easyJet flight carrying 149 passengers narrowly avoided disaster after pilots 'forgot' runway had been shortened by engineering works Calculations for take-off were mistakenly based on the normal runway length Pilots did not understand a pre-flight announcement in 'heavily-accented English' in the Czech Republic By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 01:39 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 04:21 GMT, 14 February 2013 Pilots of an easyJet flight returning to the UK from Prague started take-off forgetting that temporary works had considerably reduced the runway. The pilots of the easyJet Airbus, with 149 passengers aboard, only realised their mistake when they saw the temporary runway end come into view, an accident report said today. The plane approached the works closer than intended on its flight back to Stansted, but managed to take off at planned speeds, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) reported
'Big Willy': Unedited version of Prince William photo posted on his website reveals cheeky nickname on mug at RAF base Photo of William, 30, at RAF Anglesey base issued by St James’s PalaceOriginally released last November by MoD/PA with mug title cropped outBut new uncropped version with nickname appeared on Duke's websiteFollows security blunder last year that saw sensitive information visible By Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 13 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 14 January 2013 The Duke of Cambridge’s mug at his Royal Air Force base was labelled ‘Big Willy’, it emerged today. An uncropped version of a photo of Prince William, 30 – part of a set issued by St James’s Palace on the Duke’s website – reveals his nickname on the mug at RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales
Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride: Watch everything from take-off to landing in cockpit video of passenger jet flight | UPDATED: 21:18 GMT, 26 December 2012 Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to find out exactly what happens inside a plane cockpit on a normal everyday flight.
Widow of Red Arrows pilot 'Eggman' hears how he blacked out performing landing manoeuvre and only came round three seconds before fatal crash Jon Egging, 33, broke formation at air show in 2011 and crashed into a field Flt Lt Egging experienced the G-force for a long period of time at high speed creating the 'worst combination', says Wing Commander RoddenInquest heard in last three seconds before impact Egging appeared to try to re-take control of aircraft as he came out of 'almost loss of consciousness'Coroner records verdict of accidental death today | UPDATED: 17:59 GMT, 13 December 2012 A Red Arrows pilot blacked out due to the effects of G-force seconds before he died in a plane crash. Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, 33, suffered an 'almost loss of consciousness' when he pulled six times the force of gravity as he broke formation at an air show near Bournemouth Airport, an inquest heard today. He was killed when his Hawk T1 aircraft came down and crashed into a field on August 20, 2011.
The picture that fooled the internet: Photo of panda flying business class from China to America tricks thousands | UPDATED: 03:56 GMT, 10 December 2012 A shocking photograph of a panda bear flying business class on a China Airlines fight has been shared by thousands of mesmerized and astonished viewers online. But what those believers of the bunch failed to realize, the panda isn't real
Former BBC director general Mark Thompson spent thousands on expenses for travel to the US in months before he quit to join New York Times Former BBC chief spent almost 6,000 in return flight to San Francisco BBC senior managers' hotel and rail expenses doubles since 2009 Despite cutbacks to budgets, three executives received pay rises up to 20pc | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 6 December 2012 Expenses: Former BBC director general Mark Thompson, pictured, spent almost 6,000 on travel to the US in his final few months in charge of the corporation Former BBC director general Mark Thompson spent almost 6,000 on travel to the US in his final few months in charge of the corporation. Senior managers’ hotel and rail expenses have doubled since 2009, according to new figures for the first financial quarter of the year from the BBC.
First, nip off to Brussels to buy your sprouts… | UPDATED: 22:54 GMT, 3 December 2012 Your essential timetable for Christmas dinner Q: I want to make this a Christmas to remember.
Incredible time lapse video captures every plane landing at San Diego airport within five-hour period | UPDATED: 22:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 It could be an image taken straight from World War II – a fighter jet squadron flying out to battle. Except these aren't fighter jets, they are commercial airplanes.