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Continental Airlines Begins Appeal in Concorde Jet Crash

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from U.S.-based Continental Airlines are in a French court to appeal a manslaughter conviction for the deadly crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in 2000. The trial, which began Thursday outside of Versailles, will re-examine evidence of the crash, as well as take into account the safety record of the plane. In 2010, a […]

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Continental Airlines Begins Appeal in Concorde Jet Crash

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from U.S.-based Continental Airlines are in a French court to appeal a manslaughter conviction for the deadly crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in 2000. The trial, which began Thursday outside of Versailles, will re-examine evidence of the crash, as well as take into account the safety record of the plane. In 2010, a […]

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Continental Airline to Begin Appeal in Concorde Jet Crash Conviction

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S.-based Continental Airlines is set to begin its appeal of an involuntary manslaughter conviction and fine involving a deadly crash of a Concorde supersonic jet in 2000. Reuters say the case will be heard Thursday in France. The court ruled Continental was responsible for a strip of titanium from one of the company’s planes being […]

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DRC: Senior Kabila Adviser Dies in Plane Crash

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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that they will be evacuated to South Africa for treatment on Monday. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Plane crashes are frequent in the DRC, which has one of the world’s worst air safety records.

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DRC: Senior Kabila Advisor Dies in Plane Crash

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A plane crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed a close advisor to President Joseph Kabila, along with at least one other person. Augustin Katumba Mwanke died when a private jet apparently overshot the runway at Bukavu airport. The pilot was also killed. The country’s finance minister, Matata Ponyo, and South Kivu Governor […]

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Drone Crashes Into Somali Displaced Persons Camp

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Somalia say a drone aircraft has crashed into a displaced persons camp in the capital, Mogadishu. VOA’s Somali Service reports the drone struck a small house Friday inside the Badbado camp. There were no reports of injuries. Camp residents say African Union peacekeeping troops arrived at the scene and took away the wreckage […]

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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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Judge Awards $17.8 Million to Family for Military Jet Crash

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A United States federal judge has ordered the U.S. government to pay $17.8 million to a family who lost four members when a military jet malfunctioned and smashed into their home in 2008. The victims were 36-year-old Youngmi Lee Yoon, her fifteen-month-old daughter Grace, her two month old daughter Rachel, and her 59-year-old mother Seokim […]

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Russian Satellite Crashes After Rocket Failure

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian military satellite crashed into Siberia on Friday, just moments after the rocket carrying it was launched. Russia’s Interfax new agency said the rocket suffered a third state failure, seven minutes after take-off and two minutes before separation. The Median communications satellite was on a Soyuz rocket, the same type used to send three […]

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30 Killed in Head-On Crash in South Africa

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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South African police say at least 30 people were killed early Saturday when a mini bus and truck collided head-on near Harrismith in Free State province. Officials say several children are among the victims. Authorities say seven people were taken to the hospital. Initial reports indicate the taxi driver lost control and veered into the […]

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