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Passenger Jet Crashes, Breaks in Two in Guyana

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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More than 150 passengers have escaped serious injury when a plane they were on crashed on landing and broke in two in Guyana. Officials say the Caribbean Airlines jet crashed landed early Saturday in the rain at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. They said the Boeing 737 aircraft skidded past the end of the runway […]

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Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

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Polish Defense Minister Resigns Over Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich has resigned after the release of a government report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for a plane crash that killed Poland’s president, Lech Kaczynski, and 95 other people. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday he accepted Klich’s resignation, which he offered on Thursday. The long-awaited report […]

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Polish Report: Russians Share Responsibility for Smolensk Plane Crash

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Polish investigation into the plane crash last year that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others finds Russian air traffic controllers gave incorrect instructions to the plane’s pilots. The report, released Friday, also said lighting was bad at the airstrip where the plane crashed near the Russian city of Smolensk. The long-awaited assessment also […]

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South Korean Cargo Plane Crashes Near Jeju Island

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korean cargo plane has crashed in waters off South Korea’s southern Jeju island killing two people. The Yonhap news agency quotes the coast guard as saying the Asiana Airlines plane crashed early Thursday. The Boeing 744 plane with one pilot and one crew member was headed from the Incheon International Airport to Pudong […]

Brazilian Plane Crashes, Kills 16

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian authorities say a small plane has crashed in northeastern Brazil, killing all 16 people on board. The regional Noar airlines plane went down early Wednesday, shortly after takeoff from the city of Recife. It was heading to the city of Natal. Brazil’s Air Force says the pilot reported problems almost immediately and tried to […]

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Brazilian Plane Crashes, Kills 16

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Brazilian authorities say a small plane has crashed in northeastern Brazil, killing all 16 people on board. Brazil’s air force says it is investigating. The regional airliner went down early Wednesday, shortly after takeoff from the city of Recife. It was heading to the city of Natal. The air force did not say what caused […]

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Alabama Plane Crash Kills Family of Seven

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 11:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A small plane crashed late Saturday night in the U.S. state of Alabama after one of the plane’s two engines failed, killing all seven onboard. The local coroner said the deceased include the mother, father and five children. The father of the children was piloting the aircraft. The private plane crash occurred near the Demopolis, […]

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Passenger Plane Crashes in Congo; At Least 48 Dead

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Congolese passenger plane has crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 48 people. Government officials say at least 53 people survived the crash, which occurred while the plane was trying to land in bad weather. It is not clear how many people were on board the plane when it went down […]

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Passenger Plane Crashes in Congo

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Congolese passenger plane trying to land in bad weather has crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese officials say the plane was carrying more than 100 people when it went down while approaching the international airport at Kisangani Friday. Congo’s information minister, Lambert Mende, says about 40 passengers appear to have survived. Officials […]

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