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7 Injured in Indian Plane Accident

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation officials in southern India say seven passengers were injured after a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain skidded off a Kochi International Airport runway before dawn Monday. Airport officials say the passengers were injured when they jumped out of the plane’s emergency exit before a ladder was brought to the aircraft. An airport official is […]

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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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Russia Grounds Antonov-12 Planes After Fatal Crash

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has temporarily grounded its Antonov-12 cargo planes, one day after engine failure caused one of the planes to crash, killing all 11 people onboard. Transport Ministry officials said Wednesday the ban on the Antonov-12s will continue until measures are taken to bring the Soviet-era planes into line with current safety standards. The plane was […]

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Thailand Posts Bond for Crown Prince’s Plane

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany has released a plane belonging to Thailand’s crown prince that was seized as surety for an outstanding Thai government debt. A court official confirmed the release of Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s Boeing 737 jet, saying the Thai government had paid the court-ordered bond. The plane was impounded at the Munich airport on July 12 in […]

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Cargo Planes Crashes in Russia

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane crashed Tuesday in Russia’s far northeastern region of Siberia, in Kolyma, killing 11 people. Reuters news agency says the aircraft was a Soviet era Antonov-12 cargo plane that was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down. The cargo plane was heading to the northeastern town of Chukotka when it […]

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All Aboard Survive Caribbean Airlines Plane Crash

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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All 163 people aboard a Caribbean Airlines jetliner survived when the plane skidded off a wet runway in Georgetown, Guyana, and split in two. The Boeing 737 was on a flight from New York to the South American nation early Saturday when it overshot the runway and came dangerously close to a 60-meter deep ravine. […]

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4 Killed in Alaska Plane Collision

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal aviation officials say two small airplanes collided above Alaska Saturday afternoon, killing four people in one of the planes. Authorities say a Cessna 180 crashed to the ground and burned, killing all four people on board. Earlier reports said two people had died. Officials say the second plane, a Cessna 206, was badly […]

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US Officials Join Probe into Guyana Plane Crash

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Caribbean Airlines jet crashed on landing in Guyana before dawn Saturday, but the 163 people on board escaped serious injury. Officials say the jet skidded past the end of the runway in the rain at Georgetown’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The Boeing 737 aircraft broke in two came to rest in a field on […]

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2 Small Planes Collide Over Alaska

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal aviation officials say two small airplanes collided above Alaska Saturday afternoon. Authorities say one of the planes crashed to the ground and burned, killing at least two people. Officials say the second plane maintained flight and returned to the international airport in Anchorage, where it landed safely. Authorities say the downed airplane was […]

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