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New Zealand: Helicoptert Crashes As It Installs Christmas Tree

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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((Video in Asset Manager: ReutersUS 3 – 11/23/2011 3:09:00 AM – BC-RREP-NOV23-NEW A helicopter in New Zealand crashed Wednesday while helping to install a Christmas tree on Auckland’s waterfront. The pilot escaped serious injury. Dramatic footage captured by New Zealand television shows the pilot slowly descending from about eight meters when the helicopter’s rotor blades […]

Chinese School Bus Crash Kills 20

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people were killed Wednesday in a school bus accident in northwest China. Officials said an overloaded minibus with more than 60 children and two adults on board collided with a coal truck in the city of Qingyang in Gansu province. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the local safety bureau as saying […]

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Chinese School Bus Crash Kills 20

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 20 people were killed Wednesday in a school bus accident in northwest China. Officials said an overloaded minibus with more than 60 children and two adults on board collided with a coal truck in the city of Qingyang in Gansu province. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency quoted the local safety bureau as saying […]

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Pilot Error Caused Crash that Killed Lokomotiv Hockey Team

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee has ruled that a plane crash that killed 44 people — including an entire professional ice hockey team — was caused by pilot error. Investigators announced Wednesday that the September 7 crash of the Yak-42 plane occurred because one of the pilots accidentally hit the brakes during takeoff and then lifted […]

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Plane Crash Kills 6 in Nepal

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a military plane has crashed in a remote mountainous area in the country’s northwest, killing all six people on board. The plane was transporting a patient from western Nepal to the capital, Katmandu, when it crashed late Tuesday about 200 kilometers west of the city. Rescuers hampered by bad weather reached […]

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Plane Crashes in Botswana, 8 European Tourists Dead

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A small tourist plane has crashed in Botswana, killing the pilot and seven passengers. A Botswana aviation official said Monday the dead were from Britain, France and Sweden. Four passengers survived the crash — two tourists from France and two Botswana nationals. The spokesman said the plane, a Cessna 208, crashed and burst into flames […]

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IndyCar Driver Wheldon Dies in 15-Car Crash

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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British race car driver Dan Wheldon has died in a massive crash during an IndyCar race in Las Vegas. The 33-year-old died of injuries he suffered after his car went sailing through the air during a 15-car wreck early in Sunday’s race. Wheldon was airlifted to a hospital following the crash just 12 laps into […]

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China Confirms 1 Dead in Air Show Crash

Posted October 15th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials confirmed Saturday that one pilot was killed in a jet fighter crash at an air show outside the northern city Xi’an Friday. State television showed the JH-7 “Flying Leopard” fighter-bomber plunging to the ground and exploding during a demonstration Friday morning. One pilot ejected and landed safely. Jin Qiansheng, an official with the […]

28 Dead in Papua New Guinea Plane Crash

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least 28 people were killed when a small passenger plane went down in stormy weather in a heavily-forested area of northern Papua New Guinea. The two pilots, one Australian and one from New Zealand, survived, as did two passengers, a Papuan and a Chinese. The plane, a twin-engine Airlines PNG Dash 8, was flying […]

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Plane Crash in Papua New Guinea Kills 28, 4 Survivors

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two pilots are among the four people who have survived a plane crash on Papua New Guinea’s north coast that killed 28 people. A small plane crashed Wednesday evening in dense forest, near the mouth of the Gogol River, about 20 kilometers south of the resort center of Madang. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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