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Airline passengers watched in horror as wheel fell off their plane... but didn't alert cabin crew


flybeShocked passengers saw a wheel fall off the plane they were travelling on shortly after take off, an accident report has revealed.

The terrified flyers watched as the large wheel became detached and plummeted to the ground on the journey from Exeter to Newcastle.
But cabin crew were not immediately aware of the potentially deadly mechanical error. Passenger did not inform staff on the plane either, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) report said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:47


Industry leading speakers to attend the latest CIOB / Hill International Masterclass

Construction disputes and delay & disruption analysis to be de-mystified this November

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have announced that their next Masterclass educational event will be held in London on 9/10 November 2011.

For the first time, the two days will feature a complete mix of Barristers from leading sets, Atkin Chambers and Keating Chambers, lawyers from a number of the best national and international law firms, the leading judge from the Technology and Construction Court, Sir Robert Akenhead, and a number of technical experts from Hill International.


FIDIC World Consulting Engineers Conference opens in Davos

Your Your Expert fidicThe world conference of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) opens in Davos on 3 October under the theme “Local Resources – Global Perspectives."  From then until Wednesday 5 October, 600 of the world’s leading engineers from 75 countries will be discussing today’s leading issues, such as finding solutions to climate change, sustainable infrastructure, energy efficiency, urbanisation, water and waste issues, and new forms of risk sharing, including public-private partnerships.

FIDIC president Gregs Thomopulos said: “Never before in human history has the role of the consulting engineer been so important.  With expanding globalisation, the need to transport people and goods continues to increase, energy demands are growing to match higher standards of living, and we are facing never before seen environmental and demographic challenges.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:38


RICS welcomes Government's draft National Planning Policy Framework

RICS President, See Lian Ong, has written to the Prime Minister welcoming the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and outlining RICS' next steps.

RICS views the draft NPPF as a significant step forward in enabling the growth the UK requires, and believes delivering sustainable economic growth is in everyone’s interest, whether it be badly needed employment or equally important affordable housing.


Millions of Disputes with Builders can be avoided

According to a Which? survey, 2.5 million householders have had a dispute with their builder in the last three years. The number and level of disputes could be drastically reduced if homeowners had a proper contract with their builder from the outset, according to the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT), the body that drafts standard forms of contracts used in four out of five of all building projects in the UK.