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Turkish Helicopter Crash Kills 17 Soldiers

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Local officials in southeastern Turkey say a military helicopter has crashed, killing 17 soldiers. Provincial governor Ahmet Aydin said the Sikorsky helicopter crashed Saturday in the district of Pervari in Siirt province. He said the aircrafh went down in a mountainous region in bad weather. No one survived the crash. Aydin said an investigation has […]

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Iberia Pilot Strike Grounds 150 Flights

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Spanish airline Iberia grounded 150 flights Monday as pilots struck to protest the start-up of the low-cost carrier Iberia Express. The Iberia pilots say they plan to strike 30 times — every Monday and Friday between now and July 20. The pilots said the start of the new airline is a threat to their […]

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Ethiopian Airlines Rejects Lebanese Report About 2010 Crash

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian Airlines has rejected a draft report by Lebanese authorities that blames pilot error for a deadly 2010 plane crash. Airline officials said Tuesday the report is biased and incomplete, and that they believe the plane went down because of an explosion while it was in the air. The Boeing 737 plunged into the Mediterranean […]

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Air France Flight Crews on Strike

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Air France flight crews are on strike until Wednesday protesting the proposed reduction of crew members per flight. Air France management cancelled many flights Sunday, and expects to cancel about 15 percent of scheduled flights Monday. Air France has been relying on other airlines to lessen the strike’s impact. The strike coincides with a busy […]

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Passengers Stuck on Air India Jet at London Airport for 8 Hours

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British police were called to London’s Gatwick Airport Sunday to calm almost 200 angry passengers stuck on the runway aboard an Air India flight for more than eight hours. The Mumbai to Heathrow Airport flight was diverted to Gatwick because of heavy fog Sunday. The crew left the plane, leaving the passengers on board until […]

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German Air Traffic Controllers Consider Strike

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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The German air traffic controllers union says it could stage a walkout later this week. Union officials said Monday they had rejected the latest management proposal, but are willing to meet with an arbitrator. The union’s leadership says a strike could happen as soon as Wednesday unless a deal is made to change working conditions […]

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Interim Air France Crash Report Details Pilot Errors

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Before its 2009 crash into the Atlantic, the crew of Air France Flight 447 reacted with confusion and misread data from faulty sensors, according to an interim report from France’s accident investigation agency. The flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people aboard. Ice-blocked speed sensors caused […]

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Search Crews Head For Indonesian Crash Site

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 2:33 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indonesia say a small aircraft carrying 18 people has crashed in a mountainous area on Sumatra island. The Spanish-built CASA 212 plane took off Thursday on a short flight from North Sumatra to the nearby province of Aceh when it lost contact with air traffic controllers. Officials say the aircraft sent out an […]

Chinese Airline Sanctioned Over Emergency Incident

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese aviation authorities have penalized a domestic airline after one of its pilots refused to yield to a Qatar Airways jet attempting to make an emergency landing earlier this month. Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines has been ordered to reduce its flights by 10 percent, and has been temporarily barred from expanding or obtaining aircraft. The Qatar […]

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China to Debut Two New Military Aerial Teams

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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China’s air force will introduce two new aerobatic teams this week in a sign of the military’s growing public profile and sophistication. Both aerial demonstration units will make their debut at an air show in the northeastern city of Changchun. Earlier this year, the air force began flight-testing its first stealth fighter jet. The teams […]

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