The microlight collided with one of a pair of poles supporting three 38 kV power lines just below the suspended cable and approximately 12m above the ground. Stock photograph: iStock

A microlight pilot flew too low and was distracted by people on the ground before his plane crashed into power line poles, an investigation has conclu(...)

Flybe announced  it had entered into administration after struggling to cope with the plunge in travel demand following the novel coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Belfast City Airport says it is in talks to replace Flybe, the collapsed airline that operated about 80 per cent of scheduled flights from the airport(...)

British Airways gun incident: a passenger found a pistol left in a toilet by the bodyguard of David Cameron (above). Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/AFP via Getty

A passenger found a loaded pistol and David Cameron’s passport in an aircraft toilet after the former British prime minister’s bodyguard forgot them t(...)

Ash and steam spews into the air, a day after the eruption of Taal Volcano, in Agoncillo town in Batangas province, Philippines. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Red-hot lava has gushed out of a volcano near the Philippine capital as tens of thousands of people fled the area through heavy ash and frightening tr(...)

Clamped car.  Photograph: iStock

A reader called Sean parked in a car park in Maynooth that is managed by Apcoa. He was bringing his young son to a nearby playground and he paid for o(...)

A lightning strike over Taal Volcano during an eruption, in Talisay, Batangas, Philippines. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA

A small volcano near the Philippine capital has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people(...)

A total of 63 Canadians, many of Iranian descent, were among the passengers and crew who died. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Ukrainian jet that crashed in Iran on Wednesday killing 176 people was downed by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, US and Canadian officials have(...)

A poster stating “All on strike on December 5th” at the Bourse du Travail during preparations for a national strike against French government pension reform plans, in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

France is set to plunge into an open-ended, nationwide strike of unusual proportions as of 10pm on Wednesday. The action is expected to continue for d(...)

Captain Pádraig Higgins: a jury decided he should receive €387,000 over defamaiton by the Irish Aviation Authority. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A High Court jury has awarded €387,000 to Aer Lingus pilot Pádraig Higgins against the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) over defamatory emails it sent i(...)

Captain Padraig Higgins  at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Irish Aviation Authority’s company secretary has told the High Court she did her best to ensure a data request from an airline pilot suing the IAA(...)

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