Irish plane on DHL trip crash lands
Published 17/11/2012 | 05:00
A cargo plane operated by an Irish-based airline crash landed and careered off a runway at an airport in Slovakia early yesterday.
Flight BCS-6321, operated by Dublin-based Air Contractors Ltd for international logistics company DHL, had just landed at Bratislava airport at around 5.25am local time yesterday when the nose-wheel assembly collapsed without warning.
The crew of three escaped from the aircraft without injury.
EC-Cyprus aid talks progress
The European Commission said it is pursuing an agreement with the Cypriot government on emergency aid for the country and refused to speculate on a current negotiating mission.
"We are taking forward discussions with them," Simon O'Connor, a spokesman for the commission, said in Brussels.
In June, Cyprus became the fifth euro-area nation to request a financial rescue since Greece triggered the European debt crisis in 2009.
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Ryanair has asked an appeals court to block a UK probe into its 30pc stake in Aer Lingus, arguing it overlaps with a European Union review of plans to take over its Irish rival.
The UK Competition Commission's investigation into the minority stake is superfluous after the EU started a review of its June bid to purchase Aer Lingus for €694m, Ryanair said in the Court of Appeal in London.
Europe's biggest discount carrier is seeking to overturn an August ruling by a specialist antitrust tribunal in favour of the regulator. "Is it really sensible to have two investigations going on at the same time?" Ryanair's lawyer, David Pannick, said in the hearing.