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Recovery Effort Begins in Chilean Plane Crash

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Chilean rescue teams have begun recovering bodies from the crash of a Chilean air force plane that went down in the Pacific Ocean with 21 aboard. The CASA 212 crashed Friday after two failed attempts to land in difficult weather on the Juan Fernandez islands, about 700 kilometers from the Chilean mainland. Officials believe there […]

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Chile Air Force Plane Crashes

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Chile say a Chilean air force plane with 21 people on board, including a popular TV host, is presumed to have crashed near a remote Chilean Island. Media sources says debris from the plane was found Friday near the Juan Fernandez islands, where the plane was heading when it disappeared. The Associated Press […]

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Military Planes Crash Over Lithuania, No Serious Injuries

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lithuanian military plane has collided with a French fighter jet during a NATO training flight, but none of the pilots involved was seriously injured. The crash occurred Tuesday near the Zokniai airbase in northern Lithuania when a Lithuanian L-39 Albatross and a French Mirage 2000 collided in midair. The Mirage suffered minor damage and […]

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19 Killed in Zimbabwe Bus Crashes

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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State media in Zimbabwe say at least 19 people were killed Thursday in accidents along the highway that links Harare and Bulawayo, the country’s two biggest cities. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation says in the main incident, a bus lost its right front tire and sideswiped a truck going in the opposite direction, killing 18 people. […]

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South Africa School Bus Crash Kills 15

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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South African police say at least 14 children were killed when their school bus veered off the road and plunged into a lake near the southern city of Knysna on Wednesday. Police say the bus driver was also killed in the accident. At least 40 other passengers were rescued and were treated for injuries. Officials […]

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Canadian Jet Crash Kills 12

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Canadian officials say a lucky coincidence may be the reason three people survived a plane crash in the remote Arctic wilderness Saturday. Some 500 members of Canada’s military, along with a team of investigators from the Transportation Safety Board, were less than two kilometers from the crash scene, getting ready to participate in a mock […]

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12 Killed in Plane Crash in Canadian Arctic

Posted August 20th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger jet has crashed in Canada’s Arctic region, killing 12 people and injuring three others. Canadian police say the Boeing 737 jet with 15 people on board went down Saturday near Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. Police had no immediate information on the condition of the three survivors. The airline, First […]

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Suspected Drone Crashes in Somali Capital

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Security officials in Somalia say a drone crashed in the capital, Mogadishu, on Friday, but they did not provide details about who was operating the unmanned aircraft. Officials told VOA (Somali Service) the drone crashed into a house near the Libyan Embassy on Friday. The site is located in the city’s southwestern Hodan district. Authorities, […]

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3 Killed in Australia Helicopter Crash

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A three-man news team from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation was killed Thursday night, when their helicopter crashed in a remote Outback area. Veteran reporter Paul Lockyer, his cameraman John Bean and pilot Gary Ticehurst died when their aircraft went down near Lake Eyre in South Australia state. It took police hours to reach the crash […]

13 Killed in Crash of Two Small Planes in South Africa

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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South African officials say they have found the wreckage of two small planes that disappeared Sunday in the country’s northeast and confirmed there were no survivors among the 13 people on board. The officials say rescuers using helicopters and vehicles located the wreckage of the Albatross planes and the bodies of the victims Tuesday, in […]

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