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No report of people carrying lighters, matchboxes on flight: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Government on Monday said it has not come across any specific report of violation of the regulation which prohibits passengers from carrying …

Skytrax names Qatar Airways best airline of 2015 | CNN Travel

Qatar Airways

How can airlines prevent crashes like this in the future?

Flying is safer than ever before, yet in this era of locked cockpit doors and pilot screening, authorities said Thursday that a single aviator was able to deliberately crash a commercial airliner in the French Alps.<p>The disaster has raised questions about how pilots are evaluated and how airlines …

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Pilot averted disaster with seconds to spare after plane hit by lightning

Struggle with autopilot system meant plane dipped to 1,100ft<p>A pilot saved his passengers with just seven seconds to spare after his plane was struck by lightning and went into a steep dive.<p>The aircraft fell to just 1,100ft before its commander wrestled back control and applied full power with …