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Paris court hands ex-Thai airline CEO 4-year term over 2007 crash

Paris - A French court on Tuesday sentenced the former head of a Thai budget airline to four years in jail over a 2007 crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners.

Second deadly German military air crash in a week

Frankfurt Am Main - An army helicopter crashed in northern Germany on Monday, killing the pilot, defence officials said, in the second fatal crash in a week for a military plagued with equipment problems.

Paris court to hear case over 2007 Thai plane crash

Paris - The former head of a budget Thai airline goes on trial in Paris on Monday over a deadly 2007 plane crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners.

China's big three airlines seek 737 MAX payouts from Boeing: reports

Shanghai - China's three biggest airlines have filed claims seeking compensation from Boeing over the grounding and delayed delivery of 737 MAX 8 aircraft following two deadly crashes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.

F-16 fighter smahes into California warehouse

Staff working in a warehouse in California were shocked, and some suffered from minor injuries, when an F-16 fighter jet crashed into the building. Moments before the pilot had ejected.

Ethiopian 737 pilots followed Boeing guidelines before crash: WSJ

Washington - The pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed last month initially took the emergency steps outlined by the manufacturer but still could not regain control, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, confirmed by black box data, have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Paris - The black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia were flown to France Thursday for analysis as the ban on the model went worldwide after President Donald Trump added the US to countries that have grounded the air...

New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

Wellington - New Zealand's aviation watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Wednesday it would send the black boxes from last weekend's deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash to Europe for analysis as demand grew for urgent answers over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Washington - Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Safety fears about Boeing 737 MAX grip US passengers

New York - US airlines are standing behind Boeing despite the wave of countries and carriers that have grounded the 737 MAX, but fear has gripped crews and passengers, and many are refusing to fly on the plane.

Two days on, loved ones of plane crash victims await closure

Addis Ababa - Shimon Misha flew from Israel to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his colleague, Avi Matzliah, one of 157 people who died when a Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Sunday."There is a mother and sister and brother.

'Will call you when I land,' texted Indian Ethiopia crash victim

New Delhi - An Indian newly-wed who died in the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash had texted her husband she would call him on landing, local media reported Tuesday.

More nations ban Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Paris - The EU closed its airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining similar action by nations across the globe following a second deadly accident in just five months.

US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing jet if needed: official

Washington - US federal aviation authorities said Monday they will order Boeing to modify its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, including anti-stalling software and maneuvering system updates, after two of the planes crashed in five months.

UN mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

New York - Flags flew at half-staff at the United Nations on Monday after 21 UN employees were killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said marked a "sad day" for the world body.

The victims of the Ethiopia plane crash

Paris - A renowned undersea archaeologist, an MP's entire family and a top peacekeeper were among the victims of Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia, along with many people working with the United Nations on development, aid and the environment.

Nations, airlines grounding Boeing's 737 MAX

Paris - The United States on Wednesday became the latest nation to bar flights of Boeing's 737 MAX medium-haul jets in response to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Boeing 737 Max 8 crash has far-reaching impacts for company

Boeing stocks dropped 11 percent Monday morning over worries about safety concerns after the crash on Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 airliner. Countries around the world have grounded their fleets of 737 Max 8s.

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Nairobi - A world forum on addressing the planet's environmental crisis opened in Nairobi on Monday, the mood darkened by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy that killed 157 people a day earlier, including at least 22 UN staff, many headed for the event.

China orders local airlines to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8

Bejing - China on Monday ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Addis Ababa - Safety doubts over Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX 8 drove several carriers to ground the aircraft Monday after a new jet crashed in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board.

At least 19 UN-affiliated personnel killed in Ethiopian crash: agency chief

New York - At least 19 affiliated with the United Nations were among those killed in the crash Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines jet near Addis Ababa, according to the UN migration agency chief.

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes killing all 157 on board

Bishoftu - A Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers and UN staff.

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines crashes with 157 aboard

Bishoftu - An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed Sunday morning en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, state media reported as African leaders offered condolences.

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Kathmandu - Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

Puebla - The governor of the Mexican state of Puebla and her husband, a senator and former governor, were killed on Monday in a helicopter crash, the country's president said.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

Georgetown - Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 82 Canadians crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Georgetown - A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.
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ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
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Two US Navy Super Hornets on patrol over Afghanistan.
Two US Navy Super Hornets on patrol over Afghanistan.
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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashe...
WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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Ally Zirkle is back on the trail following the snowmobile crash on Saturday.
Ally Zirkle is back on the trail following the snowmobile crash on Saturday.
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Dozens hurt when Amtrak train slams into truck in Halifax County  March 9  2015.
Dozens hurt when Amtrak train slams into truck in Halifax County, March 9, 2015.
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A car plowing into a Japanese restaurant in Perth  Australia
A car plowing into a Japanese restaurant in Perth, Australia
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Plane wreckage.
Plane wreckage.
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BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists ...
BRIEFING: National Transportation Safety Commission chair Tatang Kurniadi (left) briefs journalists about AirAsia Flight 8501 on Thursday at a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Two Israeli F-16 flying on the Negev Canyon near the city of Mitzpe Ramon in South of Israel.
Two Israeli F-16 flying on the Negev Canyon near the city of Mitzpe Ramon in South of Israel.
CCTV cameras catch a van crashing through the window of a Thai restaurant.
CCTV cameras catch a van crashing through the window of a Thai restaurant.
YouTube
Screenshot from video showing a man flying through sunroof during car accident
Screenshot from video showing a man flying through sunroof during car accident
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TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-She...
TURBULENCE: Peaceful view of the Red Sea from a balcony at the Sheraton Sharm resort in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban  South Africa...
An estimated 22 people were killed in a horrific accident on the M13 highway in Durban, South Africa.
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Tesla Model S on Highway 40  St. Louis  MO.
Tesla Model S on Highway 40, St. Louis, MO.
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The semi-truck crashed through the media to the other side of the road
The semi-truck crashed through the media to the other side of the road
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
YouTube
Pedestrian crushed between three cars
Pedestrian crushed between three cars
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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the Air Races plane crash in Reno  Nevada
Screenshot of YouTube video showing the Air Races plane crash in Reno, Nevada
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