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ReportRussia: a boy survives a two-hour flight in the wheel weel of a Boeing 737 aircraft
Moscow, Russia - Now he might lose one hand
A 15 year-old boy survived a freezing two-hour flight to Moscow in the wheel well of a Boeing 737 aircraft, but now he might lose his hands to amputation, Russian newspaper "Tvoi Den" reported on Wednesday.... more
ReportBad weather: red code in Veneto
Venice, Italy - Traffic goes haywire, trains and planes delayed
Rainstorms and hailstorms, snow and temperature decrease are currently lashing Veneto, especially the Treviso and Venice areas: all is due to bad weather coming from northern Europe. According to forecast,... more
ReportAlso members of European Parliament deprived of air shuttle?
Rome, Italy - The prohibition to use governmental airplanes would hit also travels to Strasbourg
The recent decision took by the Board Presidency to regulate in a more restrictive way the use of governmental airplanes has become concrete with the enactment of a DPCM (premier's decree) published today... more
ReportThe two Italian soldiers freed in Afghanistan belong to Aise, former Sismi
Rome, Italy - Predator Uav and Mangusta helicopters used for their rescue
An urgent note of the Italian government, confirmed by the Minister of Defense, Arturo Parisi, makes some clarity about what occurred yesterday in Afghanistan - when the two kidnapped Italian soldiers... more
ReportIt seems so easy to "Import" 20 Kg of cocaine at Fiumicino Airport
Rome, Italy - Put it in a mexican lady bag
It's not clear if the tag exchange is happened at Rome-Fiumicino, at Amsterdam-Schiphol or at "Benito Juarez" airport in Mexico City, but the narcos had a bad surprise, when their precious bag, containing... more
ReportKidnapped Italian soldiers free but injured
Kabul , Afghanistan - Coordinated action by Isaf forces
The liberation of the two Italian military, who were kidnapped on Saturday in the western Afghan district of Herat, has been announced with a report of the Italian Ministry of Defense. A joint Italian-British... more
ReportLondon's Genoese mobilize for low-fares flights
Genoa, Italy - Signatures for asking Ryanair to stay
After the recent news appeared in the press regarding the crisis of Genoa's "Cristoforo Colombo" airport and the cancelling of the London-Genoa/Genoa-London flight by Ryanair, the Genoese residents of... more
ReportShanghai empties as typhoon "Wipha" approached. Planes grounded
Shanghai , China - It could cause "The greatest disaster of the last years"
"Whipa" frightens, and by 6:00pm yesterday Shanghai time, China's most populated city counted 20.000 inhabitants less, evacuated to protect them from a typhoon that may cause "The worst disaster of the... more
ReportMali: military troops attacked by Tuareg rebels
Bamako , Mali - Two days ago a US military plane was shot
Early this morning, in the African Country of Mali, Tuareg rebels attacked military Malian troops in Tin-Zaouatene, a northern desert region bordering Algeria and Niger, which has already been the theater... more
ReportGreat drug's seizure at Rome-Fiumicino's airport
Rome, Italy - For the Financial Police and the customs authorities an other success against the cocaine's international traffic
At the Rome-Fiumicino's airport both the Italian Financial Police and Customs operate jointly in the fight of drug's traffic; a collaboration that from the beginning of the year to date has brought the... more
ReportDamascus will not reply militarily to the Israeli attack
Damascus, Syria - As reported by Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad
According to Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad, Syria will not reply militarily to the Israeli attack of a few days ago, when some aircraft of Israel Air Force violated its air space and bombed a desert territory.... more
ReportLarge fire in the province of Imperia: airplanes and helicopters committed
Imperia, Italy - Ten hectares of wood destroyed by arson
It is becoming more and more urgent a plan for finding and punishing pyromaniacs: also the fire started last night in the province of Imperia, between Perinaldo and Soldano (Liguria Region), beautiful... more
ReportFinland complains of an airspace violation
Helsinki, Finland - By a Russian transport airplane
The government of Finland, whose Eastern part borders Russia, has complained this morning of a violation of its airspace carried out by a Russian transport aircraft, an Ilyushin IL-7, which apparently... more
ReportIsraeli air raid in Syria due to fears of rearmament?
Tel Aviv , Israel - "Deep throats" at the Pentagon speak. Rumours spread. Who lies?
Rumours are spreading on the air raid carried out by the Israeli air forces in the Syrian territory last week (see AVIONEWS).
U.S. military sources said to news agency Reuters that the action could... more
ReportNo one realizes she dies in her sleep
Rome, Italy - An American Airlines passenger
The woman found dead on the American Airlines airplane landed in Fiumicino after the Chicago-Rome flight was probably travelling alone, since none of her seat neighbours nor flight attendants realized... more
ReportMissile attack against US base in Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq - One dead, 11 wounded
The General Command of the U.S. Army in Iraq said today that an attack carried out with missiles and mortars by the Iraqi guerrilla against the Camp Victory base, nearby the Baghdad International Airport,... more
ReportNational strike of the Fire Brigade: hardships for the air traffic?
Rome, Italy - The day of tension will be September 27 and will concern also the airports
Confsal, Sindir and Usppi, the unions of the Fire Brigade, have called a national strike for thursday Septemper 27.
"The target of the industrial dispute - the unions explain - is to obtain as soon... more
ReportPalestinian rocket wounds 30 Israeli soldiers
Gaza, Palestine - Never so many hit in one single attack
A Kassam-type rocket, launched by Palestinian militants from territory of the Gaza Strip, is landed today in a training camp of the Israeli military forces in Zikkim, close to the Northern border, causing... more
ReportAir bombing occurred in Syria declared unacceptable
Ankara, Turkey - Turkey sides with the government of Damascus
Last Thursday Syria denounced an attack made in the night between the 5th and the 6th of September by the Israeli air-force on its territory (see for details AVIONEWS) and aimed to "Respond to such act".
ReportIraq: news from the war front
Kirkuk , Iraq - Clashes in Kirkuk and Samarra
The U.S. military command made known yesterday that on Sunday an American military was killed in a clash with Iraqi rebels in the area of Kirkuk, North-Eastern Iraq. In the same fight an other U.S-soldier... more
ReportThe famous Junkers 52 historical tri-motor aircraft landed at Orio al Serio airport
Bergamo, Italy - It's a old liner used in 1940 and later
In the airport of Bergamo-Orio al Serio is landed yesterday a historical, 70-years old Junkers 52 tri-motor aircraft, the most used in the 40s and later for passenger transportation.
It has capacity... more
ReportFires: flames in Lipari as well
Messina, Italy - The fire also licked some houses
About ten hectares of Mediterranean 'macchia' burnt tonight, a great wound which defaced the beautiful image of Lipari, one of Italy's gorgeous islands.
The flames developed in the high part of Balestrieri... more
ReportA plan to blow up Frankfurt airport was ready
Berlin, Germany - Three suspect Islamic terrorists have been arrested
Three people arrested, two Germans and a Turk. After the arrests were carried out some flat searches in several German lands.
Franz Josef Jung, German Defence Secretary, said: "The intention was to... more
Report300.000 fake Chinese goods seized at Fiumicino airport
Rome, Italy - Maxi-haul by Italian finance police in Rome
The Italian Financial Police of the "Leonardo da Vinci" airport in Rome have put a halt to a cargo coming in from China containing fake goods and made of dangerous materials. The military report in a note... more
ReportHurricane Dean: Cancun airport remains open
Cancun, Mexico - Charter flights organized by Italian tour operators
The International Airport of Cancun remains open, after the National Hurricane Center of Miami informed that the hurricane should not have severe consequences over the area. However, as a precaution, some... more
ReportStrike of the air pilots, delays and discomforts in Germany
Berlin, Germany - And the union of the railways drivers announces a maxi-strike
The labour dispute of pilots of the carriers Ltu International Airways and Air Berlin that has conducted to a strike of two hours today in Germany has had the effect to make difficult the air transport... more
ReportBrazilian air system, people say: enough
Sao Paulo, Brazil - Protest parade after the the "Congonhas" accident
Brazilians are fed up with the corruption and the crisis of the Brazilian civil air system. The finger is pointed at the current government of the president Lula da Silva, despite his dismissal from the... more
ReportSao Paolo Air Tragedy: rolled the first head
Brasilia, Brazil - It is the Defense Minister, responsible for the air transport
The greatest air crash of the Brazil history has rolled the Defense Minister's head, Waldir Pires ("Reuters"), responsible of the national air transport controlled by the Army, and of the catastrophic... more
ReportLogistic support to Darfur refugees: Italy would participate
Brussels, Belgium - In case EU deploys a mission
A "Logistic support, in particular through the supply of means of transport" via air (probably airplanes and/or helicopters) and via ground: this is what Italy is disposed to do, according to diplomatic... more
ReportCorpse found on Continental airplane
San Francisco, USA - An illegal immigrant
It is still nameless the corpse of a stowaway found yesterday in the front wheel shaft of a Continental Airlines scheduled flight.
The airplane took off from China and landed in San Francisco. It's... more