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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Air Bagan's Fokker-100, made forced emergency landing Crash-Landed two miles from Heho Airport,

A Burma plane carrying 65 passengers including foreign tourists crash-landed in eastern Shan state on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and 11 others injured, the airline and officials said.

Air Bagan said the aircraft, an ageing Fokker-100, was forced to make an emergency landing two miles (three kilometres) from Heho airport, which is the gateway to the popular tourist destination of Inle Lake.

“One passenger who was missing was found dead inside the plane. We are still trying to identify who the dead passenger is,” the carrier announced in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The victim was an 11-year-old child, according to the information ministry, which added that four foreigners were among those hurt in the accident.

Another person was killed when the plane struck a motorbike on a road near the airport, it said.

The exact circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear, but a government official said a fire was reported in one of the engines as it approached Heho airport at around 9 am (0230 GMT).

“Because of the emergency landing near the airport, the plane broke up in the middle,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that passengers were evacuated.

A local tour guide waiting at the airport for passengers on the Air Bagan flight to arrive said the fire had “burnt almost the whole plane”.

Air Bagan spokesman Ye Min Oo said the two pilots among the injured were taken to hospital, although their condition was not immediately known.

“The cause of the accident is not clear yet. Only the pilots will know the cause, but we can’t contact them yet as they have been sent to hospital,” he said.

Air Bagan is one of several domestic carriers seeking to profit from a tourist boom in Burma as it emerges from decades of military rule. It is owned by Tay Za, a tycoon known for his close links to the former junta.

The airline operates two Fokker 100 jets, which are no longer manufactured.

Long isolated from the world under decades of junta rule, the Southeast Asian nation has seen an influx of tourists and business travellers in recent months following a raft of political reforms.

The surge in demand for air travel has stretched Burma’s aviation infrastructure, in particular in remote airports.

Rangoon International Airport, the country’s main terminal, is set to exceed its limit of 2.7 million passengers this year and the Department of Civil Aviation warned in July it needs urgent upgrading.

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ABC News
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Kazakhstan Military Plane Crashes, Killing 27
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2 killed in Myanmar plane crash
CNN International
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Two dead, 11 hurt in plane crash landing
Democratic Voice of Burma
A Burma plane carrying 65 passengers including foreign tourists crash-landed in eastern Shan state on Tuesday, leaving two people dead and 11 others injured, the airline and officials said. Air Bagan said the aircraft, an ageing Fokker-100, was forced...
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Democratic Voice of Burma
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Airplane Crash Lands In Myanmar Killing Two
International Business Times
The plane crash landed about 3km (two miles) from the Heho airport's runway. Sources told the AFP news agency a fire had broken out in one of the engines. However, Air Bagan spokesman Ye Min Oo said the cause of the accident was not clear. “Only the ...
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International Business Times
Two dead, 11 hurt in Myanmar plane crash landing
South China Morning Post
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Tuesday 6 November 2012

20-year-old resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Otai, a 23-year-old from Kenya, were killed when the Cessna crashed in Allegan County’s Manlius Township after it left Tulip City Air, which is now West Michigan Regional Airport.

Plane crash that killed two Hope College students subject of lawsuit blaming FAA

The father of one of the Hope College students killed in a Jan. 17, 2010 plane crash filed a lawsuit Monday, Nov. 5, against the federal government.

Peter Biagioni, the father of Emma Biagioni, a passenger in the flight piloted by David Otai, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

His daughter, a 20-year-old resident of St. Charles, Ill., and Otai, a 23-year-old from Kenya, were killed when the Cessna crashed in Allegan County’s Manlius Township after it left Tulip City Air, which is now West Michigan Regional Airport.

The crash occurred in heavy fog.

Peter Biagioni blamed air-traffic controllers in Muskegon for failing to help Otai when he radioed that he was having trouble.

The lawsuit says Otai called for assistance within 15 minutes of take-off. His first call went unanswered because the controller was tied up with another duty, but seconds later, the controller responded.

Otai told her he was “’caught in some fog and and would like vectors [radar directions] to the runway eight at Tulip City [airport],’” attorney Mark Schwartz wrote in the lawsuit.

The Muskegon Approach controller later said she did not understand or hear what the pilot said, and didn’t ask him to repeat his call, according to the suit. The controller could have used radar equipment to identify the location and altitude of the airplane, Schwartz wrote.

The controller then advised the pilot to contact the flight service station on a certain radio frequency. Then, after the pilot switched frequencies, she realized she'd provided the wrong frequency, the lawsuit said.

A second controller provided a frequency which was also wrong, the lawsuit said.
The pilot then called Muskegon Approach again, and said he could not reach anyone.
After several minutes, the pilot was asked, “’Uh, but you’re wanting to just file a flight plan?’” Schwartz wrote.

The pilot then “reiterated what he told Defendant’s air traffic controller on his first call-up transmission - that he was caught in fog and wanted radar vectors to Tulip City Airport.”

The pilot, when asked if he was flying under visual flight rules, said yes, but he was in an emergency.

Moments later, the plane crashed into a farm field four miles south of the Holland.

“At all relevant times herein, in violation of numerous FAA duties, as that term is defined herein, Defendant’s air traffic controllers did not provide Cessna N8405E with the required normal and emergency assistance commencing from the point in command’s first radio call to the point at which Cessna N8405E impacted the terrain, killing all aboard,” Schwartz wrote.

He said that if with proper response by the controller, the pilot could have been identified by radar and climbed then be directed to an area or airport where visibility was better.

A Tulip City front office worker, who watched the plane take off into an overcast sky, was “very concerned” that Otai left without filing an instrument flight plan or receiving instrument clearance, a National Transportation Safety Board report said.

Otai was a sophomore at Hope College. He planned to fly missionary planes in Africa. Biagioni, a junior, was a political science major.

Otai had rented the plane to give rides to his friends.

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Why Long-Haul Flights Are Getting Axed
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Airlines, tour agents make offers to lure shopaholics
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With the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) scheduled to be held from January 3, different airlines and travel agencies have begun making special offers to Mumbaikars for visiting the "shopping Mecca." According to an estimate, of the seven to eight lakh ...
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Kingfisher Airlines' shares reverse 7-day rally, declines 5 per cent
India Today
Reversing their seven-day rally, shares of Kingfisher Airlines on Monday fell by 5 per cent to hit the lower circuit, in an overall sluggish stock market. Shares of the company tumbled 4.97 per cent to touch the lower circuit of Rs 13.20 on the BSE. At ...
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India Today
As Europe scrimps, budget airline Ryanair soars
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Some airlines fear jet fuel shortage in New York
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NEW YORK — Fears of a jet fuel shortage at New York's airports have led some airlines to take the unusual — and costly — step of putting extra fuel on planes. The worries have emerged following Superstorm Sandy, which has disrupted the flow of fuel ...
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Economic Times
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