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    Nepal tourist plane crashes near Kathmandu killing 19
    News Report inserted: Sep 25 2011

    A small plane has crashed in Nepal killing all 19 people on board, officials say. The Buddha Air plane was carrying 16 tourists to view Mount Everest and other peaks and was returning to the Nepalese capital. One person was rescued alive and taken to hospital but died of his injuries. Tourism Secretary Ganeshraj Joshi said there had been 10 Indians on board, two Americans, a Japanese citizen and s ...

    Russia plane crash navigator 'had been drinking'
    News Report inserted: Sep 19 2011

    The navigator of a Russian plane that crashed killing 47 people had been drinking alcohol, investigators say. The passenger aircraft, a RusAir flight from Moscow, hit a motorway minutes before it was to land at Petrozavodsk airport in June. The navigator had drunk enough alcohol before take-off to make him inattentive as he was instructing the pilot to land, investigators said. But bad weather was ...

    Brazil judge halts Sao Paulo airport terminal work
    News Report inserted: Sep 13 2011

    A federal court in Brazil has ordered an immediate halt to work on a new terminal at the main international airport in Sao Paulo. The judge said the state airport authority ignored the proper bidding process when awarding the contract for the project at Guarulhos airport. The terminal is designed to double the airport's capacity. Brazil is trying to boost facilities in time for the 2014 football W ...

    Two Taiwan military jets 'crash'
    News Report inserted: Sep 13 2011

    Two Taiwanese fighter jets are missing and may have crashed while on a training flight, reports from the island say. The defence ministry said that the two aircraft disappeared off radar shortly after taking off from an air base in Hualien, eastern Taiwan. Witnesses told local media they had seen two aircraft crash into mountains and burst into flames. Troops were searching the area, the defence m ...

    9/11 anniversary: US marks 10 years since attacks
    News Report inserted: Sep 11 2011

    The US has started to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Security is tight following warnings of a possible al-Qaeda attack. The US embassy in Afghanistan has begun the ceremonies, with events due later in the sites where four hijacked planes struck, killing nearly 3,000 people. An official memorial to those who died is to be unveiled at the si ...

    Russia's Lokomotiv ice hockey team in air disaster
    News Report inserted: Sep 07 2011

    A chartered jet carrying Russia's major league ice hockey team Lokomotiv has crashed on take-off near the central city of Yaroslavl, with 43 deaths. Two people survived with serious injuries after the disaster, which saw the jet burst into flames shortly after leaving an airport near the city. It appears many of the team were aboard, heading to Belarus for the season's first match. Russian reports ...

    Chilean air force plane crashes in Pacific
    News Report inserted: Sep 03 2011

    Twenty-one people are feared dead after a Chilean air force plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean on its way to the remote Juan Fernandez islands. Chilean Defence Minister Andres Allamand said the Casa-212 plane had twice tried to land at the islands' airport before going missing. The islands' mayor said conditions were rough and windy, and passengers' luggage had been spotted in the water. A TV cre ...

    Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway in India
    News Report inserted: Sep 02 2011

    A Turkish Airlines plane has skidded off the runway after landing at the airport in the Indian city of Mumbai, but no one had been injured. The Airbus A340 flight from Istanbul was carrying 97 passengers and crew. It is not clear what caused the incident. Officials said the runway had been inspected 15 minutes before the plane landed. On Monday seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane c ...

    Crew survive as Nato jets collide over Lithuania
    News Report inserted: Aug 30 2011

    French and Lithuanian jets have collided during a Nato exercise in the Baltic state but all three crew members involved escaped serious injury. The two pilots aboard the Lithuanian L-39 trainer ejected, after which their jet crashed in a rural area without causing any civilian damage, Nato said. The pilot of the lightly damaged French Mirage fighter landed it safely. Nato jets based at Lithuania's ...

    Gulf Air plane skids off runway in India
    News Report inserted: Aug 29 2011

    Seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane skidded off the runway as it came in to land at Kochi airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Officials said the 137 passengers and six crew arriving in bad weather from Bahrain had a narrow escape. The Airbus 320 came to a halt in mud some 30 metres from the runway and narrowly avoided hitting a wall. Kochi airport cancelled a dozen fli ...


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