New York (AirGuide - Airline News Asia / Pacific) Aug 29, 2010
Weapon, bomb-making manual found by Houston TSA. A native of India appeared in court Monday after TSA screeners at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport reportedly found several suspicious items in his luggage. According to local news reports, Vijay Kumar was carrying silver knuckles as well as literature on Islam and manuals for creating explosives. He is being held on $50,000 bond. Aug 24, 2010
Agni Air, Dornier A Dornier Do228 turboprop operated by Nepalese regional carrier Agni Air has gone missing while on a flight to Kathmandu. The aircraft, registration 9N-AHE, has likely crashed in the hills of Makwanpur in central Nepal with 14 people on board, says an airline official. "There are unconfirmed reports that the aircraft has crashed, and we are still waiting for more information," he adds. The aircraft was flying to Kathmandu from the eastern town of Lukla when it got diverted to Simara Airport in south-eastern Nepal due to adverse weather at Kathmandu Airport, says the airline official. Eleven passengers and three crew members were on board the aircraft, says the official. Aug 24, 2010
Agni Air, Dornier Search and rescue operations are ongoing at a mountainous region of central Nepal where a Dornier Do 228 turboprop operated by Nepalese regional carrier Agni Air crashed this morning. The aircraft, registration 9N-AHE, crashed in the hills of Makwanpur while flying to Kathmandu with 14 people on board. The Dornier 228 was flying to Kathmandu from the eastern town of Lukla but was diverted to Simara Airport after Kathmandu Airport was closed due to adverse weather. It subsequently went missing and its last contact with air traffic controllers was at 07:26hr, says the official. Aug 24, 2010
Air Seychelles Air Seychelles will launch a weekly Mahe-Chennay-Singapore service Nov. 1 aboard a 767-200. Aug 23, 2010
Airblue, Airbus Preliminary inquiries into the fatal Airblue Airbus A321 accident outside Islamabad last month suggest the aircraft suffered no technical problems before the crash. Flight ED202 had been attempting to land at the Pakistani capital on 28 July but struck terrain north of the airport. Both the cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders have been successfully read by the French investigation agency Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses. This information has enabled investigators to "determine a preliminary analysis", says a source familiar with the inquiry. Airbus...