How Gaddafi’s €62m private jet got grounded - in France

Once it belonged to Libya’s hated dictator. Now the Airbus with the Bond villain interior sits abandoned on the edge of an airport in south-west France, while a legal battle rages over its ownership. Cahal Milmo reveals its bizarre history

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Simon Calder: Airlines must act urgently to correct these alarming

Any traveller who normally revels in the formidable safety record of UK airlines, and cheerfully obeys the crew’s injunction to “sit back, relax and enjoy the flight”, may grip the armrests a little more tightly next time they board a narrow-bodied Airbus.