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Everest-bound Plane Crashes in Nepal, Killing 19

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Nepal say a plane crashed shortly after taking off Friday from the capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people on board. An airport official said the pilot notified air traffic controllers the small, twin-propeller plane had hit a large bird moments before it went down. Aviation authorities say the Sita Air flight crashed on […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a plane has crashed shortly after taking off from the capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people aboard. An airport official said the pilot notified air traffic controllers the plane had hit a bird moments before it went down. Aviation authorities say the Sita Air flight crashed on the banks of the […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say an airplane has crashed on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, killing all 19 people aboard. They say the plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Kathmandu airport. Authorities say the aircraft was engulfed in flames near the Manohara river. Police officials say seven British, five Chinese and […]

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Plane Carrying 19 Crashes in Nepal

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 10:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say an airplane carrying 19 people has crashed. They say the plane crashed Friday morning shortly after taking off from Kathmandu airport. Police officials say the 16 passengers and three crew members are feared dead. The Sita Air plane was headed to Lukla in the Mount Everest region, small town in Nepal […]

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Ann Romney’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A plane carrying the wife of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made an emergency landing Friday, after the cabin filled with smoke. Officials with the Romney campaign say Ann Romney was not injured in the incident and that everyone on board the plane is safe. It is not clear what caused the smoke. Ann […]

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Security Scare Involving Plane Landing at Amsterdam Airport

Posted August 29th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch military police say security forces surrounded a plane after it landed at Amsterdam’s international airport Wednesday, but the airline involved said reports of a highjacking were false. Western news agencies quoted an official from the Spanish airline Vueling as saying the security scare came after a “miscommunication” between the pilot and the control […]

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US Fighter Jet Crashes Off Japan

Posted July 22nd, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say a U.S. Air Force fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan late Sunday morning, but the pilot managed to eject safely. American and Japanese officials say the Lockheed-Martin F-16 crashed soon after taking off from Misawa Air Base in northern Aomori Prefecture late Sunday morning. Japan’s coast guard said the single […]

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Turkey Mourns 2 Pilots Downed by Syria

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The bodies of two Turkish airmen whose jet was shot down last month by Syria have been recovered and are being buried Friday at a military funeral. The bodies of the pilots were pulled Thursday from the seabed 14 kilometers off the Syrian coast. They were located with the help of U.S. ocean explorer Robert […]

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Solar Plane Aborts Morocco Flight

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong headwind has forced the world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight to abort what would have been its toughest flight yet across Morocco. The Solar Impulse team announced on its website Wednesday that headwinds and turbulence between Casablanca and Marrakesh was twice as strong as expected and prevented the solar airplane […]

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Solar Plane Flies Over Moroccan Desert in Toughest Challenge

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s first solar-powered plane to make an intercontinental flight is attempting an even greater challenge as it flies through the mountainous and desert climate of Morocco. The experimental Solar Impulse plane took off from the Moroccan capital, Rabat, at 8 a.m. local time (0700 UTC) Wednesday, with Swiss pilot and businessman Andre Borschberg at […]

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