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July 10, 2018 4:44 PM Many injured as plane crashes in South Africa

At least 19 people have been injured in a plane crash near the city of Pretoria in South Africa. Local emergency services posted a picture on Twitter showing passengers being helped from the burning wreckage of a plane in a grassy field. “Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria,” said a spokesman 27

June 22, 2018 7:17 AM Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I really don’t care do u?”, as she boarded a plane. Her spokeswoman said “there was no hidden message” in the former fashion 35

June 11, 2018 2:56 PM World Cup child trafficking bid foiled in Nigeria

Nigerian authorities say they have rescued nine young girls and one boy who were being trafficked to Moscow. Five suspects, including a policeman and a quarantine officer, were arrested for allegedly facilitating their travel, the government agency fighting trafficking says. The victims were found while trying to board a plane from Lagos to Russia 36

May 17, 2018 6:53 AM England World Cup squad named

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been selected in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup soccer finals, with Adam Lallana on standby. Uncapped Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold has made just three appearances for England’s Under-21s with this his first senior call-up. After impressing on loan at Crystal Palace 41

April 29, 2018 5:05 PM Three dead after transport plane crashes at Libya oilfield

BENGHAZI, Libya – A Libyan transport plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday at an airfield near El Sharara oilfield, killing three people, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said. The military C-130 plane had been chartered by Akakus Oil, which operates Sharara, and had delivered 18 tonnes of catering and maintenance supplies to the southwestern 33

March 2, 2018 7:52 PM Diaspora – Home fiasco

Everyone gets excited when a relative of theirs leaves the country, in search of greener pastures. We all know why we are happy, it’s not necessarily because they will have a better life out there but mostly it’s because once in a while we will need some goodies from the diaspora and of course money! For some reason, the moment one enters a plane and leaves 23

February 19, 2018 7:41 AM Dream come true: Gwanda girl to take to the skies

A Gwanda teenager, Inobubele Dube, may be taking you to the skies someday! The 19-year-old will finally realise her aviation dream after Big Time Strategic Group (BTSG) paid a whopping R500 000 for her to study towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) programme at the Flight Training Services (FTS) in Midrand, South Africa. The prohibitive cost of studying 36

January 19, 2018 12:30 PM ‘Shaking’ Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to central Australia after a technical issue left the aircraft “shuddering”, passengers say. Flight MH122 was travelling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday when it turned back not far from Broome, in Australia’s north-west. The plane, carrying 224 people, landed safely at Alice Springs Airport at 17:48 local 69

November 13, 2017 3:30 AM Airbus, Boeing close in on Dubai deals worth $30bn

DUBAI — A battle for orders erupted on day one of the Dubai Airshow yesterday, as Europe’s Airbus and its United States arch-rival Boeing prepared to fire opening salvos worth almost $30 billion. Airbus was widely expected to announce a fresh order worth $16 billion at list prices for the world’s largest passenger jet, the A380, from Dubai’s Emirates 28

October 22, 2017 2:11 PM Mugabe Spends 300 Hours In The Air

President Robert Mugabe (93), the oldest living head of state in the world, has travelled over 300 hours, covering almost 180 000km and gobbling millions of taxpayers’ money this year. Besides the cost, the ageing leader is clearly putting his frail body under a lot of stress from the demanding process of jetting from one country to another. The president 75