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A former Royal Navy aircraft, the Sea Vixen, was forced to make an emergency landing at RNAS Yeovilton on May 28. The de Havilland Sea Vixen ? the last one flying ? was doing a flypast over Yeovilton when it suffered hydraulic failure, according to Jamie Cruickshank, the uploader of the video. He said, ?It suffered hydraulic failure resulting with the landing gear not being able to be dropped. After circling around burning fuel and checking with tower if the have a visual on the landing gear it was clear the historic aircraft was going to have to land on its belly?. Local reports corroborate this description, and confirmed the pilot was forced to do a controlled wheels up landing. They said the pilot was safe but the aircraft had been damaged on landing. The plane was on its way back from an airshow at Duxford in Cambridgeshire at the time of the incident. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Cruickshank via Storyful
Defence Minister Marise Payne says Australia will increase its troop numbers in Afghanistan from 270 to 300.
The federal government has again ruled out making dirty power stations pay for carbon emissions
New Zealand's is considering a request from the United States to boost its contribution in Afghanistan.
North Korea has fired at least one short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions.
A TEENAGE boy and his two younger sisters were killed in a fiery crash with a petrol tanker on the Newell Hwy at Boggabilla, in the state’s far north earlier today.
JAMES Maloney began it in Origin camp last week, saying, “It’s disappointing to see the NRL go to clubs and deliver the wrong message about what our proposal is about — that we are being greedy and trying to bring the game to its knees, which is the complete opposite.”
The federal government is facing calls to waive the welfare debts of Australians who are affected by domestic or family violence.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is confident authorities have the measure of foreign fighters who have returned to Australia from war zones in the Middle East.