By Miguel R. Camus
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is suspending all flights to the Tacloban airport, the main gateway to Leyte province, starting on Wednesday over “fast developing potholes” on the runway that airline operators said could damage their planes and compromise passenger safety.
Algeria’s state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.
The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said Thursday.
The three nations at the center of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
China’s Defense Ministry rejected US accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a US Navy surveillance aircraft off the southern Chinese coast.