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2010-12-20 13:00:00

CHICAGO and BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines and Spanair, both members of Star Alliance, today announced they will begin codesharing on flights across the Atlantic and to destinations in Spain and Africa. Effective Jan.

2008-10-23 06:00:18

By Alan Levin The same failure by pilots to do a routine but critical task that likely led to a fatal crash in Madrid this summer has happened dozens of times in the United States since 2000, according to government data analyzed by USA TODAY.

2008-10-16 15:00:10

A Spanish judge investigating a Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people is questioning three mechanics on suspicion of manslaughter, a Madrid court said.

2008-09-05 18:00:00

By Sam Marsden SAFETY of all passenger aircraft should be checked, accident investigators said last night after they found a British Airways jet's crash-landing was probably caused by ice in its fuel system.

2008-08-25 21:00:26

By GERARD COUZENS A SISTER plane of the Spanair jet that crashed on take-off last week had to make an unscheduled landing yesterday after a technical fault. The MD-82 aircraft touched down at Spain's Malaga Airport just after 9am over a problem with a spare generator.

2008-08-25 09:01:07

By Elizabeth Nash Video footage shot by Spain's airport authority Aena reportedly shows the doomed Spanair plane showed no sign of a blazing engine as it took off from Madrid.

2008-08-24 00:00:00

By Sarah Sands The fate of the passengers on flight JK5022 was hideous and pitiful but it was not unimaginable. Every nervous flyer will have empathised with the man who sent a text on the runway to his wife: "My love, there's a problem with the plane....

2008-08-22 12:00:00

By Simon Calder None of the terrifying events that took place at Madrid airport on Wednesday will make us any less safe, and I write that as a traveller about to board a flight. Many things are wrong with flying but safety is not one of them.

2008-08-22 06:00:27

By Caroline Brothers and Tom Rachman Caroline Brothers reported from Madrid and Tom Rachman from Paris. Micheline Maynard contributed from Detroit.

2008-08-22 00:00:14

By DANIEL WOOLLS MADRID, Spain--The plane that crashed in Madrid reported an air intake valve overheating before a first attempt at takeoff but it was not immediately clear whether that was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people, owner of Spanair said today.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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