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US: 9 Americans Killed In Nigeria Plane Crash

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says nine Americans were on the Nigerian passenger plane that crashed Sunday as it approached the airport in Lagos, the nation’s largest city. State Department spokesman Mark Toner confirmed the number of Americans who were on the plane at a regular press briefing Tuesday. Most of the passengers were Nigerian but, in […]

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Morocco: Solar-Powered Plane’s Arrival Boosts Solar Energy Industry

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Morocco has praised the arrival of a solar-powered plane that flew from Madrid, Spain, to Rabat, marking the world’s first intercontinental flight by a manned aircraft operating without liquid fuel. The Solar Impulse plane completed the 830 kilometer journey late Tuesday, landing at Rabat’s international airport after taking off from the Spanish capital 19 hours […]

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Nigerian Airliner Grounded Following Crash

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The deadly crash of a Nigerian passenger plane is renewing concerns about aviation safety in the country and the rest of West Africa. Authorities say at least 157 people, including four on the ground, were killed when the Dana Airlines flight plowed into a Lagos residential neighborhood on Sunday. William Voss, the head of the […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Nigeria Plane Crash Toll Rises to 157

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say the death toll from Sunday’s plane crash in Lagos is up to a least 157, after officials confirmed the deaths of at least four people on the ground. Workers have recovered at least 137 bodies from the crash site but torrential rain and strong winds slowed recovery efforts on Tuesday. The Dana […]

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Solar-Powered Plane Makes Bid for 1st Inter-Continental Flight

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Swiss adventurer is flying an experimental solar-powered plane from southern Europe toward northern Africa in a bid to complete the world’s first inter-continental flight by an aircraft without using fuel. Bertrand Piccard took off from the Spanish capital Madrid, early Tuesday aboard the Solar Impulse plane on a 2,500 kilometer journey to the Moroccan […]

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Search for Bodies in Nigeria Plane Crash Site Continues

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in Nigeria have recovered 137 bodies from the wreckage of a passenger plane that smashed into a residential area of Lagos Sunday. All 153 passengers and crew were killed along with an unknown number of people on the ground. Among the bodies found are a mother clutching a baby. Rescuers say many of the […]

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At Least 153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria has begun three days of mourning for the victims of the plane that crashed in Lagos Sunday, killing all 153 people on board. The wreckage of the commercial airliner continued to smolder early Monday as emergency workers carried bodies and debris from the crash site in a residential neighborhood. In an interview with VOA […]

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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Nigeria began three days of mourning Monday after a plane crashed in Lagos Sunday, killing all 153 people on board. The ruins of the commercial airliner continued to smolder Monday as emergency workers carried bodies and debris from the crash site in a residential neighborhood in Nigeria’s largest city. President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a […]

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153 Dead in Nigerian Plane Crash

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian officials say all 153 people on board a Nigerian passenger aircraft flight were killed when the plane crashed into a building in Lagos. President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of official mourning for the victims and ordered a thorough investigation into the disaster. Officials from Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority say the Dana Airlines […]

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