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At Least 40 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger plane with nearly 50 people on board has crashed in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. Local media and officials said at least 40 people were killed. The plane, a Tupolev 134, crashed on a motorway about 15 kilometers away from Petrozavodsk airport late Monday. It caught fire after the crash, which damaged the […]

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US Helicopters Intercept Small Plane Near Washington

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Coast Guard helicopters have intercepted a small plane that flew without authorization into restricted airspace near Washington, D.C. Defense officials say the plane was redirected away from Washington Saturday and diverted to the nearby town of Annapolis, Maryland. They say the pilot was to meet with law enforcement officials. Additional details were not immediately […]

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South Korea Fires At Passenger Plane

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials said Saturday that South Korean troops fired at a passenger plane carrying 119 passengers and crew, thinking it was a North Korean warplane. Two Marine guards on Gyodong island off the western coast of South Korea fired their K-2 rifles at the ASIANA plane as it descended for landing Friday at Seoul’s Incheon airport. […]

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Crew Survives Cargo Plane Crash in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for transport company DHL crashed in Gabon’s capital on Monday but all four crew members on board survived. Witnesses say the plane, identified as an Antonov 26 turboprop, crashed into the sea not far off a Libreville beach. Bystanders and emergency services raced to the scene and helped the crew evacuate. The […]

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Cargo Plane Crashes in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for the transport company DHL has crashed in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. Initial reports say all four passengers survived the Monday morning crash. The French news agency says the passengers suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The plane crashed on a Libreville beach, not far from the Leon Mba airport. […]

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