Firefighters at an apartment building in Akron, Ohio where a small business jet crashed. Photograph: Scott Ferrell / AP

Nine people are feared dead after a small business jet crashed into an Ohio apartment building on Tuesday. The authorities have confirmed two d(...)

A Google drone vehicle lowering a package to the ground in Queensland, Australia. Photograph: Google

Internet giant Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the execut(...)

A handout photo from Twitter user Bradley Hampton used with permission shows British Airways flight 2276 en route to London’s Gatwick Airport on fire at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Photograph: Bradley Hampton/Twitter/EPA 0:24

A British Airways jetliner engine caught fire as the airplane was departing on a London-bound flight from Las Vegas on Tuesday, forcing the pilot to (...)

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Photograph:  Getty Images 0:50

Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said o(...)

The online video has been watched over 2.8 million times. Screenshot: YouTube

The US teenager who sparked an internet sensation by building a small drone capable of firing a handgun, has been arrested and released on a $20,000 b(...)

 US film composer James Horner photographed during an interview in Vienna, in 2013. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/EPA 0:54

Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner has died in a plane crash in Southern California. A single-engine plane registered to the 61-year-o(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)

Transport nightmare: Sensors that form an integral part of traffic lights could be hacked. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Can an aircraft be hacked through its passenger wifi system? Or could chaos and fatalities result from hackers targeting “smart” traffic light systems(...)

US commercial airliners could be hacked in-flight by passengers using a plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a new report from the US Government Accountability Office has claimed. File photograph: Kham/Reuters

US commercial airliners could be hacked in-flight by passengers using a plane’s wireless entertainment system to access its flight controls, a federal(...)

Amazon has been pursuing its goal of sending packages to customers by air, using small, self-piloted aircraft, even as it faces public concern about safety and privacy

Amazon. com has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, less than a month after the e-commerce powerhouse blasted(...)