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Nigel Farage death threats crash pilot guilty – BBC News

“A pilot has been convicted of threatening to kill UKIP leader Nigel Farage following a plane crash.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

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Terrorist jailed in 1986 contests minister’s refusal to release him – The Guardian

“A man jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner flying out of Heathrow today challenged the government’s refusal to accept a parole board recommendation to release him.”

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The Guardian, 25th November 2010

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Jimmy Mubenga: Questions raised over flight guidelines for deportations – The Guardian

“The use of commercial aircraft to transport deportees has been called into question by a British Airways pilot following the death of Jimmy Mubenga.”

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The Guardian, 15th October 2010

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New inquiry into Chinook crash which killed intelligence officers – Daily Telegraph

“An independent review is to be conducted into the crash of an RAF Chinook on the Mull of Kintyre which killed 25 senior intelligence officers and the aircraft crew, the government has announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2010

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Leicester boy loses ‘laser pen’ appeal – BBC News

“A 14-year-old youth accused of shining a laser pen at a police helicopter in Leicester has failed to convince the High Court he should not be prosecuted.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2010

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Gyrocopter pilot cleared of manslaughter over hunt member’s death – The Guardian

“The animal rights activist Bryan Griffiths was today cleared of the manslaughter of Warwickshire hunt member Trevor Morse, who was killed when he was struck by the blade of a gyrocopter.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

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Asylum deportation flights need rights monitors, EU says – The Guardian

“Deportation flights should carry human rights monitors to check on the safety of failed asylum seekers who have been forcibly removed, a senior EU commissioner has recommended.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2010

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“Eye in the sky” arrest of a teenage thief could land police in court – Daily Telegraph

“An ‘eye in the sky’ arrest of a teenager fleeing from a stolen car using a surveillance drone could land police in court after it emerged it did not have permission to be in the air.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2010

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Bomb plot leader’s friend Adam Khatib sentenced to life in jail – The Times

“A Muslim man was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years today after being convicted of conspiracy to murder by plotting with Abdulla Ahmed Ali, the convicted ringleader of the foiled plan to blow up passenger jets.”

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The Times, 10th December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Lamentable’ failures led to Nimrod crash that killed 14 – The Independent

“One of the worst disasters in recent British military history was the result of ‘incompetence, complacency and cynicism’  by senior military figures which broke the covenant the country has with its soldiers, a devastating official report has concluded.”

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The Independent, 29th October 2009

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Leader of airline bomb plot told he will spend 40 years in jail – The Guardian

“The British leader of the plot to bomb seven transatlantic planes is facing the prospect of dying in jail after a judge said today he was likely to remain a dangerous and motivated terrorist for the rest of his life.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2009

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Trio to be sentenced for airliner bombs plot – The Independent

“Three Islamic extremists will be sentenced today for a suicide bomb plot designed to kill thousands of passengers on transatlantic airliners.”

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The Independent, 14th September 2009

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DPP seeks second retrial of men accused of airline bomb plot – The Guardian

“Three men found not guilty of the plot to blow up transatlantic airlines could face a retrial, after the director of public prosecutions said last night he was willing to break with convention and press for a conviction, despite two juries clearing the trio.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2009

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Three guilty of airline bomb plot – BBC News

“Three men have been found guilty of plotting to kill thousands of people by blowing up planes over the Atlantic with home-made liquid bombs.”

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BBC News, 7th September 2009

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George v Eagle Air Services Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

George v Eagle Air Services Ltd and Others

Privy Council

“The doctrine of res ipsa loquitur, the thing speaks for itself, applied in a claim for damages arising out of an allegation of negligence causing an air crash, so that the burden of proof shifted to the defendant owners and operators of the aircraft to produce an explanation which was consistent with the crash having occurred despite the absence of fault on their part.”

The Times, 15th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

George v Eagle Air Services Ltd – WLR Daily

George v Eagle Air Services Ltd

“The doctrine of res ipsa loquitur applied in aviation cases where a claim for damages was based on an allegation of negligence which caused an aircraft to crash. The burden of proof then shifted to the defendant owners/operators of the aircraft to produce an explanation which was consistent with the air crash having occurred without any fault on their part.”

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Trident Turboprop (Dublin) Ltd v First Flight Couriers Ltd – Times Law Reports

Trident Turboprop (Dublin) Ltd v First Flight Couriers Ltd

Court of Appeal

“International supply contracts which excluded liability for misrepresentation and the right to rescind were not subject to the requirement of reasonableness.”

The Times, 15th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Gottfried Heinrich Case C-345/06 – Times Law Reports

Gottfried Heinrich Case C-345/06

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“An annex to a regulation which laid down measures for the implementation of common basic standards on aviation security had no binding force because it had not been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.”

The Times, 1st April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Proceedings brought by Gottfried Heinrich – WLR Daily

Proceedings brought by Gottfried Heinrich (Case C – 345/06) [2009] WLR (D) 93

The annex to Commission Regulation (EC) 622/2003 laying down measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) 68/2004, had no binding force in so far as it sought to impose obligations on individuals because it had not been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Drunken air rage passenger jailed – BBC News

“A 50-year-old man from Staffordshire has been jailed for six months for a drunken air rage attack on a plane.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

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Barclay v British Airways plc – Times Law Reports

Barclay v British Airways plc

Court of Appeal

“A passenger slipping on a plastic strip embedded in the floor of an aircraft was not an accident since there was no distinct event which was not part of the usual, normal and expected operation of the aircraft and which had happened independently of anything done or omitted by the passenger.”

The Times, 4th March 2009 

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 from the date of publication.

Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane SpA – Times Law Reports

Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia – Linee Aeree Italiane SpA Case C-549/07

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“A technical problem in an aircraft which led to the cancellation of a flight did not constitute a sufficiently extraordinary circumstance to justify the carrier refusing to pay compensation to passengers unless the problem stemmed from events which, by their nature or origin, were not inherent in the normal exercise of the carrier’s activity and were beyond its actual control.”

The Times, 16th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Man jailed for getting drunk on plane – The Independent

“A man who terrified passengers on a plane after drinking a bottle of vodka in the toilet cubicle has been jailed for 12 weeks, police said today.”

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The Independent, 13th February 2009

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Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia—Linee Aeree Italiane SpA – WLR Daily

Wallentin-Hermann v Alitalia—Linee Aeree Italiane SpA (Case C-549/07); WLR (D) 3

“A technical problem such as an engine defect that came to light during a routine check on an aircraft and resulted in cancellation of a flight did not normally justify the carrier in refusing to pay compensation to passengers on the ground that the flight had been cancelled owing to ‘extraordinary circumstances’.”

WLR Daily, 7th January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Barclay v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Barclay v British Airways plc [2008] EWCA Civ 1419; [2008] WLR (D) 412

“Where a passenger slipped on a standard fitting plastic strip embedded in the floor of an aircraft in its normal state and sustained bodily injury, there was no ‘accident’ within the meaning of art 17.1 of the Montreal Convention 1999 since there was no distinct event which was not part of the usual, normal and expected operation of the aircraft and which had happened independently of anything done or omitted by the passenger.”

WLR Daily, 5th January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Climate bill ‘to include planes’ – BBC News

“Aviation and shipping look set to be included in a government bill targeting cuts in greenhouse gases, to head off a rebellion by backbench MPs.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2008

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MPs rebelling over climate bill – BBC News

“The government is fighting to head off a backbench rebellion over its plans to exclude aviation and shipping from the UK’s greenhouse gas targets.”

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BBC News, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MoD pays out tens of thousands of pounds over animals killed by jet training – The Times

“Low-flying by the RAF caused the death of or serious injuries to dozens of horses, cows, chickens and other animals in a series of incidents for which the Ministry of Defence has paid tens of thousands of pounds of compensation.”

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The Times, 1st September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Families sue ‘negligent’ MoD for Nimrod explosion deaths in Afghanistan – The Times

“Two of the families who lost sons in the RAF Nimrod that burst into flames over Afghanistan two years ago, killing all 14 people on board, will begin a landmark damages suit against the Ministry of Defence in the High Court today. ”

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The Times, 1st September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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