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Cessna Crashes into Shed at Melbourne International Airport

A Cessna Skymaster 337F aircraft crashed into a communications antenna shed at Melbourne International Airport in Florida, on May 27.

Authorities said the pilot Christopher Hall, 57, was drunk when he steered his plane into the shed.

There were two people, including the pilot and his pre-teen son, aboard the plane; none of them was seriously injured.

The pilot was charged with child abuse without great harm and reckless operation of a vessel.

The police and the FAA are investigating.

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Thomas Cook Flight Diverted to Bermuda due to Drunk Passenger

Thomas CookA Thomas Cook flight had to make an unscheduled landing in Bermuda, at around 6 p.m. on November 24.

The flight was on its way from Manchester, England, to Cuba when a British man, identified as Mohammed Khelya, started threatening the flight crew, passengers and even his new wife. The pilot decided to divert to Bermuda while the crew members handcuffed the unruly passenger and kept him restrained at the back of the aircraft.

The Airbus A330 safely landed at LF Wade International Airport where the security officials arrested Khelya.

An airline spokesperson said, ‘Thomas Cook Airlines can confirm that flight TCX244 from Manchester to Holguin, Cuba, diverted to Bermuda and a customer was removed from the aircraft and detained by local police…We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards any behaviour on board our aircraft that affects the safety and welfare of our customers and crew.”

Khelya was presented in Bermudan court on Tuesday where Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined him $3000.

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Passenger Repeatedly Tries to Steal Whisky; Qantas Flight Diverts to Cairns

QantasQantas flight QF24 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, at around 5:45 a.m. on September

The plane, en-route from Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney, Australia, was diverted after a 34-year-old drunk passenger repeatedly attempted to steal whisky and broke all 4 sets of plastic handcuffs aboard.

Several police officers were ready at the scene for arresting the passenger when the plane touched the runway.

According to the Australian Federal Police, “A 34-year-old man has been charged with behaving in an offensive and disorderly manner contrary to section 256AA of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 and interfering with crew or aircraft contrary to section 24(1) of the Civil Aviation Act 1988.”

Confirming the incident, the airline said, “Qantas has a zero tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour on our aircraft.”

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Delta Air Lines Flight 901 Makes Emergency Landing Due to Squabbling Couple

Flight 901 of Delta Air Lines, flying from Atlanta to Costa Rica, had to make an emergency landing on Grand Cayman Islands, due to a couple squabbling on their wedding anniversary.250px-Delta_logo.svg

According to Raymond Christian, Chief Inspector Royal Cayman Islands police, the groom was arrested on charges of drinking and inappropriate conduct, while the bride was allowed to continue the flight.

The police have not revealed the details about bride’s identity but they confirm that the groom, identified as Michael Foret, 33, is a U.S. national.

Foret was later presented in front of a Cayman Islands Judge, who fined him $600 for forcing the plane to make emergency landing.

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Drunken Pilot Detained in Leeds

A pilot caught drunk in the cockpit of a Pakistan International Airways Airbus is in custody, and bound to appear in court in October over the breech of trust. PIA suspended the 20 year pilot.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority, said: “A pilot attempting to fly while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs is a major threat to flight safety.”

Irfan Faiz was four times over the legal limit when he was taken into custody, and charged with “breaching the trust of the public.”

He was arrested as he was carrying out pre-flight checks. Officers had him take a breath test at ten pm just prior to his scheduled ten pm. flight of an Airbus 310 from Leeds to Islamabad. 177 passengers were put up at hotels when the pilot was removed.

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