The Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary, announced that he would close his only French base at Marseilles Airport from January 2011, following the commencement of legal proceedings against Ryanair’s Marseille base, where all of its 200 pilots and cabin crew work on Irish aircraft (i.e. Irish territory) and pay their taxes and social insurance contributions in Ireland where they receive their Irish pay. Here is a video shot in 2009 – Michael O’Leary’s vision about travelling by plane:
A Lufthansa MD-11 aircraft (modern DC-10) is reported to have crashed while landing at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh today. Casualties have not been reported so far.
A plume of smoke could be seen as the commercial airplane reportedly caught fire in the crash, then was split into two parts according to Al Arabiya channel.
The captain and first officer would have been hospitalized.