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Southwest Airlines cancels 300 flights after finding ‘gaping hole’ in 737′s fuselage

UPDATED: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines said it expects to cancel 300 flights on Saturday to allow inspections of 79 aircraft from its Boeing 737 fleet, after one of its planes with a gaping hole in the fuselage made an emergency landing. Passengers aboard Southwest Flight 812 from Phoenix toSacramento on Friday heard a loud noise and…

Unmanned US spacecraft returns after 7-month trip

Air Force unmanned reusable spacecraft returns to Earth after 7-month voyage The U.S. Air Force’s secrecy-shrouded X-37B unmanned spaceplane returned to Earth early Friday after more than seven months in orbit on a classified mission, officials said. The winged craft autonomously landed at at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the…

China unveils photos of moon

China on Monday unveiled photos taken by its lunar probe of the moon’s Sinus Iridium, the area marked out for the nation’s first landing, highlighting the success of the mission so far. The photos of the moon’s surface, made public by Premier Wen Jiabao, were taken at the end of…

Qantas jumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore

Qantas superjumbo makes emergency landing in Singapore in first major incident for A380 Qantas grounded its Airbus A380 fleet after one of the superjumbo jets blew out an engine Thursday, shooting flames and raining large metal chunks before making a safe emergency landing in Singapore with 459 people aboard. It…

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