# Flight

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Portuguese ministers resign after severance pay controversy at state airline
Infrastructure minister Pedro Nunes Santos and his deputy Hugo Santos Mendes announced they were stepping down.
Football legend Ali Daei's family ordered off flight
The former Bayern Munich striker said his wife and daughter had flown on a Mahan Air flight
Taoiseach pays tribute to crew on diverted flight, says it's unfortunate he missed Biden reception
The Taoiseach missed a reception dinner hosted by US President Joe Biden last night.
Qantas to launch direct Sydney to London route - the longest non-stop passenger flight
People are set to spend 19 hours in the air travelling from Sydney to London by the end of 2025.
Irishman faces 20 years in jail for 'assault and refusing to wear mask' on New York flight
Shane McInerney allegedly refused to wear a mask during a flight from Dublin to New York.
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Ryanair removes passenger who was filmed shouting vaccine conspiracy theories from flight
The man was attempting to fly from London to Dublin.
Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board
Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained yesterday after the flight was diverted to Minsk.
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
'Whoops' as DeChambeau flies 1,000 miles home, then learns he made cut
The 27-year-old American fired a three-under par 68 on Saturday to stand on one-under par 212 after 54 holes.
German MP dies in Limerick after flight makes emergency stop at Shannon
German media has named the woman as Karin Strenz, a member of the German federal parliament.
Divers recover black box from crashed Indonesia plane
The Boeing 737-500 crashed into the ocean shortly after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday.
Last-minute flight out of London arranged for 'hundreds' of Irish passengers
Footage emerged on social media showing queues of passengers who had arrived at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.
Covid-19 transmission aboard flight into Ireland linked to 59 cases during the summer
The outbreak occurred despite low levels of occupancy aboard the flight from the Middle East to Ireland during the summer.
Dutch government taking Russia to court over ‘shooting down’ of MH17 flight
A missile fired from territory controlled by pro-Moscow Ukrainian rebels blew the plane out of the sky on 17 July 2014.
Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash
Mohammad Zubair said the flight had been smooth until just before landing when it jolted violently and that was the last thing he remembered.
Aer Lingus flight heading to China to pick up protective equipment makes emergency landing after hitting birds
The flight struck a flock of birds shortly after take-off.
Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night
Spanish airports will remain open for a number of days to facilitate the exodus from the country.
Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.
Chilean military plane 'disappears' with 38 passengers on board
The C-130 Hercules carried 17 crew members and 21 passengers.
Aer Lingus flight forced to return to Dublin Airport after crew report 'smell' on board
The flight landed safely in Dublin at 9.05am and was met at the terminal by ground crews and engineers.
Aer Lingus apologises as customers unable to download boarding passes
The airline said it was a technical issue.
US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems
There were 146 passengers and crew on board.
4 people charged with murder over downing of flight MH17
The plane travelling between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was hit by a Russian-made missile in July 2014.
Punches thrown, vodka downed and music blared on chaotic Ryanair flight to Malta
RTÉ reporter Kieran Dineen has said several brawls broke out during the flight.
Shoreham Airshow crash: Pilot cleared over deaths of 11 men
Andrew Hill said he was “truly sorry” for the part he played in the deaths.
'Evacuate, evacuate': Flights were suspended at Stansted Airport last night after an aborted takeoff
The airport said that the aircraft had aborted its take off due to a suspected engine problem.
Retired garda searches for family of unidentified victim in 1968 Wexford plane crash
There were 33 male passengers whose bodies were never recovered and Gerry Kealy is working through the families to rule them out.
Flight returns to Dublin Airport after being forced to abort landing due to wind
Meanwhile, another flight diverted to Shannon Airport after a woman was reported to be experiencing contractions.
Plane quarantined at JFK airport after passengers report feeling ill
Other passengers are now being allowed to disembark and are having their temperatures taken.
TV presenter Richard Bacon has emerged from a six-day coma
Bacon was hospitalised with an undiagnosed double chest infection on 5 July following a transatlantic flight.
Pilots to meet with Ryanair management on Wednesday as strike planned for Thursday
The union expects that Thursday’s scheduled industrial action will go ahead.
Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted due to 3 'disruptive' passengers
A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became “disruptive” during the flight.
'Surprising' level of interest in direct flight from Dublin to Asia
The new Dublin to Hong Kong route has attracted interest from Chinese, Japanese and Filipino globetrotters.
Man (47) who ingested 100 pellets of cocaine before flying into Dublin remanded to Cloverhill
Revenue officers seized a total 1.4kgs of cocaine with a street value of €98,000.
Woman dies after being left hanging half outside plane after its engine blew
Witnesses described efforts to pull the woman back into the plane after the window shattered, depressurising the cabin.
Aviation security officer fired for dragging man from plane is suing United Airlines
Long was fired in August after the incident.
British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.
First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours
Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.
Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill
The plane was travelling from Florida to Copenhagen at the time.
'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back
Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.