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January 20, 2018 4:14 AM Budget airline breaks flight record

THE RECORD for the fastest transatlantic flight by a conventional airline has been broken by a low-cost carrier. A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner operated by Norwegian Airlines flew from New York to Gatwick in just five hours and 13 minutes. The flight, carrying 284 passengers, arrived in London 53 minutes early at 9.57pm on Monday. Strong tailwinds over the Atlantic 8

January 18, 2018 1:08 PM ‘I thought I was going to die’: Passengers terrified as Malaysia Airlines plane bound for Kuala Lumpur makes emergency landing in Alice Springs as crew looked 'nervous and clueless'

Passengers were terrified as a Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Alice Springs. The MH122 flight bound for Kuala Lumpur from Sydney was only four hours into its flight when it was diverted. 'The scariest part was that once the engine started to make a loud disturbing noise, the flight attendants all seemed nervous and clueless 7

January 18, 2018 12:22 PM Turkish efforts under way to remove plane from slope

Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope metres away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on January 13. Ambulances and fire extinguishing trucks were on standby 5

January 18, 2018 12:19 PM Turkey efforts underway to remove skidded plane from slope

TRABZON, Turkey (AP) - Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated 7

January 18, 2018 11:43 AM Malaysia Airlines forced to land in Alice

A Malaysian Airlines flight between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur has been forced to land at Alice Springs Airport due to technical issues, the airline says. The flight was close to the West Australian coastline when it was forced to divert to Alice Springs on Thursday afternoon. The airline said flight MH122 was forced to land in the Northern Territory for "technical 5

January 17, 2018 1:24 PM Middle aged man gets every single word of song wrong

A MIDDLE aged father of three has managed to sing along incorrectly to every line of a song on the car radio. Tom Logan, 45, confidently powered his way through The Killers’ ‘When You Were Young’, seemingly unfazed by not knowing any of the words in any way whatsoever. Logan’s son Michael, who was sitting in the passenger seat, said: “It got off to a rocky 10

January 15, 2018 8:36 AM Passenger dies in car crash in North Yorkshire

The collision, shortly after 8.40pm on Saturday, involved a blue Subaru Impreza, which was travelling from Long Preston towards Settle on the A65 when it left the road, North Yorkshire Police said. The front seat passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Norfolk, was killed in the collision, while the driver, a 27-year-old man from the Skipton area, was taken

January 11, 2018 9:15 PM Pre-flight drinks at Exeter Airport could soon be banned in government crackdown

An early morning pint before jetting off on holiday could soon be a thing of the past... A pre-flight drink at the airport is often seen as part of the fun of going on holiday, but that could all soon be about to change. Airports bars often start to fill from as early as 5am most days, but the Home Office could be about to clamp down on early morning 18

January 11, 2018 1:28 PM Boxer Lloyd Deacon accused of murdering Basildon man Gary Bassett trained as a competitive fighter

A MAN accused of murdering a drug user had trained as a competitive fighter, a court heard. Lloyd Deacon had taken part in amateur Muay Thai and boxing matches and had been trained by professional coaches. Robin Griffiths, prosecuting, cross-examined Deacon at Chelmsford Crown Court asking him: “Didn’t that coaching include strong warnings about the risks 7

January 9, 2018 1:14 AM Woman killed, man critical after NSW smash

A woman has died and a man is in a critical condition after their car veered off a NSW Central Coast highway and slammed into water pipes. The smash happened at Erina on Tuesday morning, police said in a statement. The female passenger died at the scene while the male driver is being airlifted to a Sydney hospital. Meanwhile, a young man has died in hospital