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DRC: Senior Kabila Adviser Dies in Plane Crash

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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that they will be evacuated to South Africa for treatment on Monday. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash. Plane crashes are frequent in the DRC, which has one of the world’s worst air safety records.

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DRC: Senior Kabila Advisor Dies in Plane Crash

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A plane crash in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has killed a close advisor to President Joseph Kabila, along with at least one other person. Augustin Katumba Mwanke died when a private jet apparently overshot the runway at Bukavu airport. The pilot was also killed. The country’s finance minister, Matata Ponyo, and South Kivu Governor […]

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Plane Crash Kills 6 in Nepal

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a military plane has crashed in a remote mountainous area in the country’s northwest, killing all six people on board. The plane was transporting a patient from western Nepal to the capital, Katmandu, when it crashed late Tuesday about 200 kilometers west of the city. Rescuers hampered by bad weather reached […]

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Plane Crashes in Botswana, 8 European Tourists Dead

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A small tourist plane has crashed in Botswana, killing the pilot and seven passengers. A Botswana aviation official said Monday the dead were from Britain, France and Sweden. Four passengers survived the crash — two tourists from France and two Botswana nationals. The spokesman said the plane, a Cessna 208, crashed and burst into flames […]

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28 Dead in Papua New Guinea Plane Crash

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least 28 people were killed when a small passenger plane went down in stormy weather in a heavily-forested area of northern Papua New Guinea. The two pilots, one Australian and one from New Zealand, survived, as did two passengers, a Papuan and a Chinese. The plane, a twin-engine Airlines PNG Dash 8, was flying […]

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Plane Crash in Papua New Guinea Kills 28, 4 Survivors

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Two pilots are among the four people who have survived a plane crash on Papua New Guinea’s north coast that killed 28 people. A small plane crashed Wednesday evening in dense forest, near the mouth of the Gogol River, about 20 kilometers south of the resort center of Madang. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs […]

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Plane Carrying 32 Crashes in Papua New Guinea

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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A passenger plane with 32 people on board crashed Thursday in a remote northern area of the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. There were early witness reports of four survivors. Aviation officials say the Airlines PNG twin propeller plane was flying from the mountain gateway city of Lae to coastal Madang when it […]

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes in Papua New Guinea, Some Fatalities

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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A small passenger plane has crashed in Papua New Guinea, killing some of the 32 people on board. The Airlines PNG Dash 8 aircraft crashed Thursday on a domestic flight from Lae to Madang on the island nation’s northern coast. Papua New Guinea’s Accident Investigation Commission said some people were killed, but it was not […]

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All 18 in Indonesia Plane Crash Dead

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian rescuers say all 18 people aboard a plane that crashed in Sumatra are dead. The Spanish-designed CASA 221 turboprop was traveling from Medan city for the nearby province of Aceh on Sumatra island Thursday, when it sent out a distress signal and then disappeared from radar. Hopes were raised that there might be survivors […]

Plane Flies Into Ferris Wheel in Australia

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say a small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a town fair on Saturday. The plane was left dangling from the ride with its pilot and passenger trapped inside until rescuers got to them. New South Wales police in the town of Taree, about 250 kilometers northeast of Sydney, said no one […]

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