The man who stole the plane from Seattle airport discussed landing the plane with air traffic control and also apologised to those who care for him.

‘This is probably jail time for life, huh?’ - Audio released of air traffic controller's conservation with US man who stole plane

The man, who was identified as Richard Russell, crashed the plane on Ketron Island, southwest of Tacoma, Washington, as he was being followed by military jets.

Airline mechanic who stole plane told air traffic controllers he was a 'broken guy' before crashing

The plane was reportedly chased by military aircraft before it crashed.

Queenstown Airport may double number of flights

But locals, like prominent businessman Eion Edgar, say the noise created by the airport was already impacting the quality of life for nearby residents.

Sneak peek inside NZ's first 'smart hotel' in Queenstown, where phones become keys

The $15 million development is in the heart of the tourist town.

Sue Chetwin says the five per cent rise in domestic fares taking effect this week should be a reminder to people that alternatives exist.

Air NZ cancels flight to Tokyo as Japan buckles down for massive typhoon

The tropical storm could bring up to 550mm of rain.

Police and passenger wait in hall of terminal 1 of the Frankfurt, Germany, Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 after parts of a terminal were evaucated over concerns that at least one person may have entered the facility's security area unchecked. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)

Security breach at Germany's Frankfurt Airport prompts evacuation

Around 7,000 passengers were affected by flight delays.

Tourist at airport (file picture).

Mobile check in for international flights out of Australia arrive

From today, airlines will be able to issue electronic boarding passes.

Novi Sad, Serbia - March 24, 2016: Close-up of an unrecognizable woman using the Airbnb App on her Lenovo A916 Android smartphone in a car. Login screen with Facebook and Google sign up options. Airbnb is a service for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It currently has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries.

Airbnb hosts angered by Auckland Council's bed tax

The council has introduced a new targeted rate for online accommodation providers.

'Distraught and humiliated' - French teen kicked off Emirates flight after NZ visit because he had epilepsy

Eli's brother Miles said the family left the country last Thursday and were on the the last leg of their trip travelling from Dubai to Lyon when they ran into trouble.

New scanners could end carry on liquid ban for Heathrow Airport flights

The current ban came about in 2006 amid fears of possible bomb threats.

Idea of banning surfing at Sydney's world renowned Bondi Beach becomes a 'little bit overblown'

The council in charge of Bondi floated the idea in a survey to locals.

Air Mauritius (file picture).

Business class passenger carries live ammunition onto Perth flight

And the 21 round haul made it all the way to its destination.

No-one likes flying cattle class, but there are things you can do (or not) to make it more pleasant for everyone on board.

The unwritten rules of flying economy

No-one likes flying cattle class, but there are things you can do (or not) to make it more pleasant for everyone on board.

Passengers left with intense pain, bleeding after Ryanair plane loses cabin pressure

Oxygen masks fell from the ceiling as the plane descended suddenly.

Boeing estimates an additional 637,000 pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years.

Air New Zealand looks to head off global pilot shortage set to dramatically impact aviation

Boeing estimates an additional 637,000 pilots will be needed worldwide over the next two decades.

Watch: Air New Zealand world's first airline to serve up plant-based burger on flights

The award-winning Impossible Burger claims to cook, smell and taste like beef.

Around 200 locals packed into a meeting at the airport.

MP labels Air NZ 'Air Auckland', as Air Chathams prepares to offer up to 36 flights per week

Details of Air Chathams flight are expected to be released later this afternoon.

After pressure from employers, around 6000 low-skilled workers will be able to stay in NZ longer.

Samoan Quota ballot for NZ residence visas to be drawn today

A record 16,500 registrations were received this year, with only 1,100 places available.

Fog blankets Auckland city about 6am on June 29, 2018.

Heavy fog lifts after causing major disruptions at Auckland Airport this morning

Twenty-six domestic and regional flights were cancelled this morning, with many others delayed.

1 NEWS US correspondent Rebecca Wright with the latest from President Trump's America.

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's Muslim travel ban

The Trump policy applies to travellers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Seven Sharp’s Tamati Rimene Sproat took a ride from Auckland to Wellington.

Watch: Take a trip from Auckland to Wellington in NZ's flashest private jet

Seven Sharp's Tamati Rimene Sproat is on a mission to visit his mum in style.

Air New Zealand Dreamliner turns back to Singapore following engine problems

This is the latest in a string of incidents for Air New Zealand's Dreamliner fleet.

Auckland Airport is experiencing foggy conditions today.

Fog at Auckland Airport this morning forces cancellation of nine domestic flights

A further 28 domestic flights were delayed but international flights were not affected.

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