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Latest newsFinancial markets down, losses also for Alitalia
Milan, Italy - 4,36% less
The fear of the financial and economic crisis in the US, as well as the negative judgment toward President Bush's fiscal relief plan, are pushing downwards all main European stock markets, with Milan's... more
Latest newsAircraft misses runway, flights stop at Heathrow
London, United Kingdom - Also a state flight delayed
"British Airways BA-38 flight arriving from Beijing carried out an emergency landing at 12:42pm. The Heathrow southern runway has been closed, but the northern runway remains open". This is what a release... more
Latest newsBattle in Gaza, six dead
Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories - Raid of the Israeli Army with tanks, planes and helicopters
A true battle took place today in the southern part of the Gaza strip, in Palestine, when various units of the Israeli Army penetrated in the territories controlled by the radical Islamist movement of... more
Latest newsAlgeri, two bombings: dozens of victims
Algeri, Algeria - School bus hit by one of the explosions
As yesterday in Pakistan (see AVIONEWS), today in the Algerian capital two bomb attacks have hit once again the civil population. A first explosion occurred, as it seems from inside a mini-van, in the... more
Latest newsAlitalia, Lufthansa abandons: "Too expensive"
Rome, Italy - German carrier does not tender
Lufthansa renounced officially to compete for the acquisition of Alitalia. The confirm arrived today on behalf of Lufthansa spokesman, Klaus Walther. "Although the two brands would be a good combination",... more
Latest newsIncident verged on at Munich airport
Munich, Germany - Lufthansa airplane suffers tyres explosion during take-off
Moments of great fear this morning at the airport of Munich, in Germany. A Lufthansa aircraft bound to Muenster suffered the explosion of two tyres during the take-off phase, and parts of the tyres ended... more
Latest newsIraq: kidnapped the Director of Basra International Airport
Baghdad, Iraq - No details have been disclosed yet
Abdul Razak Kassem, the Director of Basra International Airport, in Southern Iraq, was kidnapped yesterday by unknown gunmen outside his house.
On the matter no details have been disclosed yet. British... more
Latest newsMiddle East: Israel closes the border posts with the West Bank for the Yom Kippur
Jerusalem, Israel - Security measures until Sunday sunset
Israel is on the maximum alert for the Yom Kippur the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, which falls this Saturday.
The border posts with the West Bank will be closed until Sunday and 1,000 agents... more
Latest newsAfghanistan: three British soldiers killed by "Friendly fire" of a US F-15 fighter aircraft
Kabul, Afghanistan - During a clash against the Talibans
Three British soldiers were killed in a "Friendly fire" incident involving a bomb dropped by a U.S. fighter plane during a clash with Talibans militants in Afghanistan.
The three British died during... more
Latest newsHurricane "Dean" reaches Mexico. Evacuated 70,000 people
Mexico City, Mexico - "Dean" touches the catastrophic Category 5
70,000 people have been evacuated from Cancun in the last 48 hours due to the hurricane "Dean" which has reached the category 5, amounts at "Potentially catastrophic", as announced the meteorologist of... more
Latest newsGeorgia (4): South Ossetia overturns the accusation to Tbilisi
Tbilisi, Georgia - "It is a provocation organized by Georgia to discredit Russia"
The site of the incident is in the zone of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict, where the observation posts of the Russian, Ossetian and Georgian peacekeepers are located.
South Ossetia, which declared... more
Latest newsGeorgia (3): summoned the Russian ambassador in Tbilisi
Tbilisi, Georgia - To supply clarifications on the alleged violation
The Russian ambassador to Tbilisi was summoned Tuesday to the Georgian Foreign Ministry in connection with the alleged violation of national airspace by a Russian aircraft.
Georgia's Interior Ministry... more
Latest newsGeorgia: Russian fighters violate the air space
Tbilisi, Georgia - Dropped a 700 kilo bomb on the village of Tsitelubani
"Two Russian fighters have flown from Russia yesterday evening and had dropped a 700 kilo bomb on its territory. The missile landed without exploding in a vegetable field near the village of Tsitelubani,... more
Latest newsGeorgia (2): Moscow Government denies the air raid
Moscow, Russia - The official statements by Kremlin
"We categorically deny any involvement in these events. These declarations are not based on any reality", the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov told.
The Russian Government denied Tuesday claims by Georgia... more
Latest newsOshkosh: new deatils on Sonex's electric plant unveiled
Oshkosh, USA - It' the most efficient electric engine of this kind
According with Sonex's management, interviewed by AVIONEWS in the Oshkosh AirVenture show, the new electric engine which is installed on a Vaiex airframe, to realize the first electric ultralight, is a... more
Latest newsCanadair crashed in Abruzzo
L'Aquila, Italia - The injured is still there
The heavily injured component of the Canadair CAN19 is still on the site where the firefighting aircraft crashed in the last afternoon, near Sant'Onofrio, l'Aquila.
According to Pierluigi Caputi, manager... more
Latest newsAlitalia: no more bidders, also Toto leaves
Roma, Italia - Must be considered the possibility of a new entry
The auction for the acquisition of the flag Italian carrier Alitalia seems to be a real endless situation.
According to last news, it's remained without bidders, after the leaving of Carlo Toto, president... more
Latest newsThe oversight commission halved general strike
Rome , Italy - Of 13 July. Leonardi's accusations
The general strike of 13 July promoted by CUB (the backing unions) and other unions has been "Halved" by the oversight commission right to strike.
Pierpaolo Leonardi, one of the national CUB's coordinator,... more
Latest newsIraq: shot down American Kiowa helicopter
Baghdad, Iraq - Safe two pilots
A US helicopter was shot down by militiamen near Baghdad on Monday but its two pilots escaped with only minor injuries, the U.S. military said.
"An AH-64 Apache helicopter rescued (the) pilots after... more
Latest newsDiscovered currency traffic of EUR 250,000
Bari, Italy - Egyptian stopped by financial police at the airport
Financial police of Bari's provincial command has confiscated today at "Giovanni Paolo II" airport a sum of money of about EUR 250,000 composed by undeclared titles without any headings to an Egyptian... more
Latest newsTornado of Italian Air Force crashed near Ferrara: save the pilots
Ferrara, Italy - Unhurt because ejected
Italian Air Force confirmed the news that a Tornado aircraft crashed today afternoon on Magliarino, near Ferrara. The pilots, before ejecting, would have taken the fighter on a campaign zone.
At the... more
Latest newsRare tuberculosis sufferer wandering about Europe, Canada and USA
Washington, USA - Among the destinations also Italy
American Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) have launched a Tuberculosis alert for all the passengers of Air France flight AF-385 from Atlanta to Paris on May 12nd and Czech Airlines flight... more
Latest newsTaiwan: four dead in a fighter jet crash
Taipei, China's Republic - Also nine Singaporean servicemen were injured
An ageing Taiwan fighter jet crashed today in northern Taiwan during preparation for an exercise aimed at countering an attack by China, killing two Taiwanese pilots and two visiting Singaporean soldiers... more
Latest newsBrazil: an helicopter crashes into a mountain and explodes
Vittoria, Brazil - Six victims
An helicopter, probably an helicopter ambulance with onboard doctors, a nurse and police men, crashed into a mountain in Espiro Santo district, in South-Eastern of Brazil, killing the six people onboard.... more
Latest newsThe tourists stopped in Mombasa just landed on Rome
Rome, Italy - Landed most of the people, the plane now ready for Malpensa
The plane carrying the 281 tourists stopped in Mombasa due to the third fault to an Eurofly plane registered in few days (see AVIONEWS 1 and 2) has just landed.
The plane, whose passengers landed quite... more
Latest newsAn Indian missile skimmed a Boeing aircraft and grazes the slaughter
Jakarta, Indonesia - Sure the diplomatic case to have not give any warning
An Indonesian passenger aircraft was forced to turn around over Indian airspace after a nuclear-capable ballistic missile streaked across the sky, the Foreign Ministry said Friday, demanding an explanation... more
Latest newsCheetah IAF helicopter crashes in Siachen
New Delhi, India - This rotor has belonged to 114 Helicopter Unit, known as Siachen Pioneers
A two-seater Indian Air Force (IAF) Cheetah helicopter crashed over the Siachen glacier in Jammu and Kashmir early Wednesday prompting a massive search operation to locate the two pilots and a court of... more
Latest newsCruise ship strikes rocks and sinks off Santorini
Athens, Greece - 1,600 people on board. On site, planes, helicopters and combat ships
Yesterday, a military transport plane, four combat ships and four helicopters arrived off Santorini coast, Greece, to rescue a cruise ship with 400 crewmembers and 1,200 passengers on board (the trade... more
Latest newsThe 15 British sailors landed on London
London, UK - Now travelling to Chivenor military base to meet their relatives
Today, at 12:02 local time, the 15 British sailors captured by Tehran government about two weeks ago landed on the airport of London-Heathrow.
The yesterday announcement of the liberation by the Iranian... more
Latest newsAnnounced immediate release of 15 British sailors
Tehran, Iran - The Iranian President today during a press conference
Today, during a press conference, the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the liberation of the 15 British sailors immediately after the end of the meeting.
He explained the reasons of his... more