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    Morocco military plane crash kills 78
    News Report inserted: Jul 26 2011

    Seventy-eight people were killed when a Moroccan military aircraft crashed into a mountain in the south of the country, the army says. The army said three other people were severely wounded in the crash, in what is thought to be one of Morocco's deadliest air disasters in years. The C-130 Hercules aircraft crashed near Guelmim, just north of the disputed Western Sahara territory. Officials have bl ...

    Helicopter crash kills 2 in Sydney, Australia
    News Report inserted: Jul 22 2011

    A Bell 206 helicopter has crashed in bushland in Sydney's north killing 2 occupants. The incident which happened at approximately 0900 AEST occurred during bad weather with the wreckage strewn over a large area over difficult terrain. The wreckage was found about 100 metres into the bush, at the bottom of a 10-15m cliff face that emergency services workers could only reach on foot and by ...

    Qantas unveils new maintenance control system
    News Report inserted: Jul 20 2011

    Qantas Airways has unveiled plans to implement a new high-tech aircraft maintenence control system that will allow engineers to use mobile devices like laptops and iPads while they work on aircraft to obtain maintenance instructions, locate and order spare parts, and certify their work. According to CEO Alan Joyce, "Project Marlin is the largest and most complex IT project Qantas Engineering has e ...

    Helicopter crash kills 5 in Thailand
    News Report inserted: Jul 17 2011

    A military helicopter has crashed in the mountainous Kaeng Krachen National Park in Thailand killing all 5 occupants who were Thai military officers. The helicopter, carrying four pilots and one mechanic lost contact with the military base while it was flying to retrieve about 35 soldiers stranded in the Petch River area. Bad weather was reported at the time of the crash and heavy rain and poor vi ...

    Brazil plane crash in Recife kills all 16 on board
    News Report inserted: Jul 14 2011

    A twin-engine aircraft has crashed in north-east Brazil, killing all 16 people on board. The crew had reported problems almost immediately after take-off from the city of Recife, officials said. They said the pilot had apparently tried to land on the beach near Recife, but the plane came down on an empty lot and burst into flames. Authorities say they believe weather was not a factor in the crash, ...

    Fighter plane collision at Duxford show investigated
    News Report inserted: Jul 11 2011

    An inquiry has begun after two classic US fighter planes collided during an air display show in Cambridgeshire. One of the planes, thought to be a P-51 Mustang, plummeted to the ground after their wings touched, forcing the pilot to parachute to safety. The pilot of the other plane, a Skyraider, went on to land safely, after the military aircraft took to the air during the Flying Legends show. No- ...

    DR Congo plane crashes at Kisangani airport
    News Report inserted: Jul 08 2011

    A passenger plane with 112 people on board has crashed at Kisangani airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say. Up to 40 people have been found alive, but more than 50 others are known to have died, reports say. The plane, operated by the Congolese airline Hewa Bora, had tried to land in bad weather after a flight from Kinshasa, officials said. There is no confirmation of the type ...

    Cargo plane crash in Afghanistan
    News Report inserted: Jul 06 2011

    An Azeri cargo plane chartered by foreign forces has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, officials say. The Russian-made Ilyushin IL-76 was carrying nine crew when it went down overnight in the mountainous Siagerd area. The crew's fate is unclear. Reports said the plane was carrying tonnes of supplies from Baku in Azerbaijan to Bagram base near Kabul. The cause of the crash is not known. There were no ...

    Puma military helicopter crash lands in Hampshire
    News Report inserted: Jul 05 2011

    The crew of a military helicopter suffered minor injuries after crash landing near an industrial estate in Hampshire. The Puma helicopter was on a training exercise from RAF Benson in Oxfordshire when it came down in a field close to the A303 in Andover at about 1330 BST. The pilot and two crew members were taken to hospital with minor injuries. An eyewitness said he heard an "incredible noise" be ...

    Tiger Airways grounded in Australia over serious safety concerns
    News Report inserted: Jul 02 2011

    The aviation safety regulator in Australia has suspended all Tiger Airways flights in Australia for the next week following an incident on Thursday night involving a Tiger Airbus A320. The aircraft flew into Avalon Airport southwest of Melbourne, Victoria well below the lowest allowable safe altitude. This is the second incident in a month where Tiger has flown below the required safety stand ...


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