While being held captive on a hijacked Egyptian plane on Tuesday, Ben Innes’s first thought to fill the time was to ask his captor for a selfie. Beam(...)

‘Gobshite’ –  a rank earned usually by many years of outstanding achievement in annoying people, but sometimes awarded on the basis of a single egregious misdemeanour

Among the many causes for national pride in recent days, not the least – I thought – was hearing the word “eejit” on Tuesday night’s Sky TV News. (...)

A British passenger posed for a photo with his alleged captor on a hijacked Egyptian plane on Tuesday. Image: Paul Smith/Twitter.

A British passenger posed for a photo with his alleged captor on a hijacked Egyptian plane on Tuesday and said it has to be “the best selfie ever”, ac(...)

Hijack  captain should have been confident in security, says expert 0:53

The hijack of an Egyptian plane which was forced to divert to Cyprus after a man on board claimed to have a suicide belt is a return to “the security(...)

A man climbs out of the cockpit window of the hijacked Egyptair Airbus A320 at Larnaca Airport in Larnaca, Cyprus. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Four British nationals were on the Egyptian plane forced to divert to Cyprus on Tuesday due to a hijacker who was wearing a fake suicide belt. Minist(...)

French prosecutor Brice Robin, with Gendarmerie General David Galtier, attends a news conference at the Marignane Airport near Marseille on Thursday. He said the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing  150 people  appears to have brought the flight down deliberately. Photograph: Reuters

One man who heard the cockpit voice recording from the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 described noticing the personality of the copilot, Andreas Lubit(...)

French gendarmes and investigators work amid the debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320

The Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin delivered a chilling account of the final 30 minutes of Germanwings flight 9525, concluding that the co-pilot, An(...)

Officials at Cairo’s international airport have said a flight to London was delayed after security services received a tip-off concerning a possible b(...)

Passengers leaving the EgyptAir flight after it was diverted to Prestwick Airport,  Scotland, today. Photograph: PA/Andrew Milligan Wire.

An EgyptAir jet heading to New York from Cairo was diverted and landed in Scotland this afternoon after a passenger found a note in a toilet containin(...)