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At Least 30 Killed in Angola Plane Crash

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A military plane has crashed in central Angola, killing at least 30 people, including three Angolan army generals. Portuguese-language news outlets say the plane crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the airport in the central city of Huambo. The Angolan Air Force jet, built by Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer, was carrying a delegation of […]

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Plane Crashes in Angola; Three Generals Killed

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A plane has crashed in the central Angolan city of Huambo, killing three generals of the Angolan army. Initial reports say an Embraer military jet crashed Wednesday while trying to take off from the Huambo airport. Details are sketchy, but at least six people are reported to have survived the crash.

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Only Hockey Player to Survive Russian Plane Crash Dies

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The only player to survive the plane crash that killed the rest of a top Russian ice hockey team has died. Alexander Galimov died Monday of severe burns. On the day of the crash last Wednesday, 43 of the 45 people on board were killed, including 28 players and coaches and staff of the Lokomotiv […]

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Thousands Mourn Victims of Russian Hockey Plane Crash

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 1:06 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 100,000 people gathered Saturday in Russia’s western city of Yaroslavl to honor the victims of a plane crash that devastated a local ice hockey team. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin joined the mourners for a ceremony at a hockey arena in Yaroslavl. They laid flowers near coffins containing the remains of players and […]

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Russian Plane Crash Probe: Engines Running Until the End

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian aviation experts looking into the airplane crash that killed almost an entire ice hockey team say the plane’s engines were operating up until the moment of the accident, and that the stabilizer and flaps were in their proper position. The Interstate Aviation Committee issued that assessment Friday as it examined the flight data recorders […]

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Russia Mourns Crash Victims, Medvedev Demands Airline Reforms

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia is mourning victims of an airplane crash that killed one of the country’s top ice hockey teams, as President Dmitry Medvedev called for tough reforms of the country’s airline industry. Mr. Medvedev said Russia should drastically reduce the number of airlines operating in the country, quickly replace its aging fleet of domestic aircraft, and […]

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Medvedev Demands Russian Airline Reforms Following Crash

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday called for tough reforms of the country’s airline industry while visiting the site of an airplane crash that killed one of the country’s top ice hockey teams. Mr. Medvedev said Russia should drastically reduce the number of airlines operating in the country, quickly replace its aging fleet of domestic […]

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Russian Plane Crash Kills 43, Including World Hockey Stars

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:31 am (UTC-5)
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A private Russian jet carrying a professional ice hockey team crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday in western Russia, killing at least 43 people. On the plane were members of Russia’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team, many of them international hockey stars. Several coaches and club officials were also killed. One player and a member of the crew […]

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Russian Plane Crash Kills 43, Including World Hockey Stars

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A private Russian jet carrying a local ice hockey team crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday in western Russia, killing at least 43 people. The accident killed members of the local Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team, many of them international hockey stars. Several coaches and club officials were also killed. One player and a member of the crew […]

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Bomb Threats Force Pakistani Planes to Land in Turkey, Malaysia

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:26 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Pakistan International Airlines planes have been forced to land because of bomb threats, one in Turkey and one in Malaysia. Both landed safely. Turkey’s state-run Anatolia news agency says a jet carrying 378 passengers was on its way to Britain Wednesday, when it made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The plane was […]

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