04 Apr '11, 12am

US plane makes emergency landing

US plane makes emergency landing

WASHINGTON: An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday because of a loss of pressure in the cabin, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Flight 883 from Boston to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands diverted to JFK and landed safely at 11:23 am (1523 GMT), FAA spokesman Jim Peters told AFP. There were no injuries reported. "The crew reported a loss of cabin pressure," he said. "They'll inspect the aircraft and report back to us." The cause of the problem on the Boeing 757 was unknown but Peters said it was not similar to the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Arizona on Friday after a hole blew open in the top of the cabin. "It was not under any circumstance similar to what happened in the Southwest Airlines flight," he said. "There was no gash in the outer skin." American...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/112...

Tweets

Hole in aircraft forces landing in US

Hole in aircraft forces landing in US

channelnewsasia.com 02 Apr '11, 2am

WASHINGTON: A Southwest Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Arizona on Friday after a hole blew in the top of the...

SM Goh's potential successor makes political debut #SGelections

SM Goh's potential successor makes political de...

straitstimes.com 04 Apr '11, 2am

FOR the past week, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has been dropping hints of his potential successor in Marine Parade GRC -...

Syria leader dashes hopes of end to emergency rule - Channel News Asia /@FLASH_NEWS

Syria leader dashes hopes of end to emergency r...

channelnewsasia.com 31 Mar '11, 4am

DAMASCUS: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria dashed hopes of an end to decades of emergency rule on Wednesday in his first...

US markets boosted by falling unemployment

US markets boosted by falling unemployment

channelnewsasia.com 01 Apr '11, 10pm

NEW YORK - US stock markets rose Friday as traders welcomed a drop in US unemployment. Consumer goods firms led the Dow's ...

@QantasAirways plane turns back after cabin smo...

channelnewsasia.com 26 Mar '11, 8am

SYDNEY: Australian airline Qantas said a Perth-bound plane returned to Adelaide on Saturday after smoke entered the cabin ...

Mid-air Scares, part 1: United Airways Airbus forced to return to airport minutes into flight after instruments fail

Mid-air Scares, part 1: United Airways Airbus f...

straitstimes.com 05 Apr '11, 2am

Less than 13 minutes after its departure, the Airbus 320 carrying 100 passengers and five crew members landed safely at Lo...

US stocks flat on cloud of worries

US stocks flat on cloud of worries

channelnewsasia.com 05 Apr '11, 10pm

NEW YORK: US stocks closed flat on Tuesday, with sentiment dampened by data showing slower growth in the crucial services ...

US will maintain sanctions against Myanmar while attempting to engage its new leadership: official

US will maintain sanctions against Myanmar whil...

straitstimes.com 06 Apr '11, 1pm

US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell said Washington would not lift sanctions against M...

Swiss News: TCM makes inroads into Switzerland:...

asiaone.com 31 Mar '11, 4am

"I like challenging situations," says Chinese-Swiss Amy Wu, 59, co-founder of ChinaMed Group, the leading provider of Chin...

TCM makes inroads into Switzerland: The doctors...

asiaone.com 31 Mar '11, 2am

"I like challenging situations," says Chinese-Swiss Amy Wu, 59, co-founder of ChinaMed Group, the leading provider of Chin...

32 dead in UN plane crash in DR Congo

32 dead in UN plane crash in DR Congo

channelnewsasia.com 05 Apr '11, 3am

UNITED NATIONS: Thirty-two people died when a UN plane crashed as it tried to land in a storm in the Democratic Republic o...