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Massive Explosion At Cairo’s Airport

Fire breaks out at Dublin Airport

Flights were suspended at Dublin Airport after a fire broke out in a hangar.

Flights have resumed at Dublin Airport after they were halted for around an hour and a half because of a fire in a hangar

Dozens of arrivals and departures have been delayed by the stoppage, some by as much as four hours.

The airport said in a statement: “Due to the disruption, there are likely to be knock-on delays to flights this morning and passengers are advised to check with their airline regarding their flight status.”

“Dublin Airport regrets any inconvenience to passengers as a result of this incident.”

Thick smoke was seen billowing from the hangar as passengers arrived for flights at one of the busiest times of the day.

Airport fire crews were dispatched to the hangar, which is separate from passenger facilities, after the blaze was reported at around 7am.

Dublin Fire Brigade confirmed four of its pumps were sent to the scene and that the fire was contained by around 8.15am.

There were no reports of any injuries as a result of the blaze, which broke out in the roof of hangar three.

Two planes were inside at the time, both of them short-haul 146 aircraft.

One of these is believed to have been operated by CityJet.

An airport spokeswoman said: “All flight operations were suspended because all emergency services have been brought to fight the fire and as a result if something happens on the airfield the fire cover is not available.

“This is standard procedure.”

Airlines were told at first the airport would remain shut for several hours, possibly up until midday.

The last aircraft to land before the suspension was a Ryanair flight from Leeds Bradford Airport at 7.26am, while the last outgoing journey was also a Ryanair service, to Wroclaw in Poland at 7.25am.

Courtesy of Sky News

Plane crashes into an airport building killing 4; 5 are rushed to hospital in Wichita, Kansas, USA

Small plane crashes into building in Wichita, FAA says
Four people are dead after a prop plane crashed into a building this morning at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said.
 
Five others have been rushed to a local hospital, fire marshal Brad Crisp said more than three hours after the crash.
 
“We don’t know what may have caused the incident,” Wichita Fire Department Chief Ron Blackwell said, noting that responders faced a “horrific firefight for several minutes.”
 
The plane struck the top of the Flight Safety Building shortly before 10 a.m. and approximately 100 people were inside at the time, according to airport officials. The fatalities and injured were taken out of the building and the remaining individuals have all been accounted for.
 
Federal officials have confirmed that the incident is not related to terrorism.
 
The plane involved in the crash was a twin-engine Beechcraft that was taking off but lost power in one engine, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
 
Keith Rose, the CEO of Rose Aircraft Services Inc., which owned the plane, confirmed that the pilot was one of the two fatalities. He was the only person on board. The three other fatalities were all individuals in the building, which housed Cessna Citation Jet Simulators.
 
Rose said that the plane was headed to Mena, Arkansas, “for painting and interior refurbishing work.”
 
Mid-Continent Airport officials reported on their Twitter feed that the building sustained serious damage with collapsed walls and ceilings. Smoke could be seen billowing from the building from miles away immediately after the crash.
 
Recently retired veteran air traffic controller Mark Goldstein died in the accident, according to the air traffic controllers association. The union and aviation sources confirmed to ABC News that he was the pilot of the plane that crashed.
 
Goldstein was an award-winning controller, twice garnering the top safety award for his region, union officials said. Goldstein was in the U.S. Navy and joined the FAA as a controller in 1987.
 
In a 2005 bio of Goldstein provided to ABC News, he is described as someone who has “an extensive background in aviation and is considered to be a conscientious controller.” And on a more personal note, Goldstein volunteered his time as a youth hockey coach.
 
Friend and fellow pilot Ron Ryan told ABC News that Goldstein was an expert pilot who had flown this particular plane many times. He was so well-known at this airport in fact that the air traffic controllers actually knew his voice and knew immediately it was he who was involved in today’s accident based on his radio conversations with the tower, Ryan said.
 
Ryan said he would have trusted Goldstein “with his life.”

Major fire at Sangster airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica

An aerial shot of the fire at the Sangster International Airport submitted by Debbie Dobson.

Fire fighters are now battling a major fire at Ajas Limited in the domestic terminal on the compound of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay St James.

It is reported that the fire started about 45 minutes ago in the maintenance section of Ajas.

At 9 o’clock there were about six fire units on the scene attempting to put out the fire.

And since then several more have arrived from nearby parishes to try to put out the mammoth blaze.

About Ajas
Ajas Limited has been in business since 1940 making it the oldest and most experienced Aircraft Ground Handler in Jamaica.

The company was recently bought by a group including Raymond Chang, Barry Byrne and the Kerr-Jarretts of Montego Bay.

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