UK-bound aircraft carrying 149 passengers narrowly avoided disaster after pilots forgot runway had been shortened by engineering works

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

Fasten your seatbelts and watch what happens inside a cockpit in video of 43-minute flight from Rio to Sao Paulo

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100billion and counting: What Britain has paid to Brussels in the last 40 years

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World"s largest container ship at 396m long arrives in Britain on maiden call carrying thousands of Christmas presents

World’s largest container ship at 396m long arrives in Britain on maiden call carrying thousands of Christmas presents Marco Polo, the new giant of the waves, is five times bigger than an Airbus A380 or the size of four football pitches Can carry more than 16,000 containers on board Vessel is 51 times longer than superliner Queen Mary 2 | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 9 December 2012 There was no mistaking who ruled the waves today, as the world's largest container ship pulled into Southampton with thousands of Christmas presents on board. Measuring 396 metres long – or the size of four professional football pitches – the CMA CGM Marco Polo made its maiden call to Britain packed full of goods from the Far East that will be distributed across the UK.