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    Article Added: 23 Apr 2017

    Smoke rises from the blast site of a factory warehouse in Anqing city, east China's Anhui province, April 2, 2017. Five people were killed and three others were injured after a blast set the warehouse of Wanhua oil company on fire on Sunday evening. The fire was put out three hours later. (Xinhua/Ma Jiyun) HEFEI, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and three others were injured after a bl ...

    Article Added: 07 Nov 2014

    It has been announced that Mr GB Menon passed away today (7th November 2014) at 13:00 hrs in Ernakulam, Kerala The funeral will take place tomorrow at Cochin Kerala Mr Menon was Founder President of National Association of Fire Officers (NAFO) and the Indian Aviation Fire Safety Specialist Group (IAFSSG) and former Chairman of the Fire Fighting Sectional Committee (CED 22), Bureau of Indian Stand ...

    Article Added: 03 Jul 2014

    The crew of the Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco "over-relied on automated systems" the head of the US transport safety agency has said. Chris Hart, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), said such systems were allowing serious errors to occur. The NTSB said the 6 July 2013 crash, which killed three, was caused by pilot mismanagement of the plane's descent. ...

    Article Added: 23 May 2014

    A full emergency was called at Inverness Airport after an ice warning alert on board an aircraft carrying 37 people. The Loganair aircraft travelling from Aberdeen to Sumburgh in Shetland was diverted and landed safely at Inverness at about 15:30. Police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene. The warning had indicated a problem with ice on the aircraft's wings. There were three crew and 34 ...

    Article Added: 25 Mar 2014

    The mystery of flight MH370 is unlikely to be solved until the flight recorder - known as a black box - is found. It has two components - a cockpit voice recorder and a data recorder. But these devices have their limitations. The voice recorder only captures the final two hours Listening to the last moments of Air France flight 447, which crashed into the Atlantic in 2009, gives a chilling insight ...

    Article Added: 25 Mar 2014

    A Chicago metro train has derailed at O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people, officials say. Early on Monday the train came off the tracks, crossed a platform and travelled part way up an escalator at one of the busiest airports in the US. None of the reported injuries are serious. The president of the Chicago transit union told reporters the train operator was "extremely tired" and may ...

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