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Report blames deadly Air Algerie crash on pilot errors

France - The Air Algerie crash that killed 116 people in the Mali desert in 2014 was caused by the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system and not responding properly when the plane stalled, investigators said Friday.

Two Russian military pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

Moscow - Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire.

Officer administers life-saving CPR following violent crash

Kansas City - A Kansas City police officer is being commended for his quick transition from law enforcement official to lifesaving paramedic Sunday after the SUV he was pursuing violently crashed and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

Iraq military helicopter crashes, killing nine

Baghdad - An Iraqi military helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday killing nine people due to a "technical problem", a security spokesman said.

Four dead in Myanmar military plane crash

Nay Pyi Taw - Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, officials said.

Apple rushes to patch Safari bug preventing people from searching

Apple has acted quickly to fix a bug in its Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that caused it to crash instantly every time a search was made from the web browser. Reports of the crashes were widespread earlier today.

US searching for 2 military copters after reported collision

Washington - The US Coast Guard was searching for two military helicopters that reportedly crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while carrying a total of 12 people, officials said Friday.

Intel confirms its newest processors may freeze under heavy load

Intel has confirmed a bug in its Skylake family of processors can cause freezes and complete system lock-ups when the chip is placed under heavy load. The issue was discovered while calculating very large Mersenne prime numbers.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

Pilot error caused crash that killed French sports stars: probe

Buenos Aires - Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots filming a reality TV show in March, investigators said Thursday.

Regulators had not inspected San Francisco tour bus that crashed

San Francisco - The sightseeing bus that apparently lost its brakes and careened out of control for two blocks in San Francisco's popular Union Square shopping district last week was not registered nor inspected as required by California law.

Driver crashes $1.5 million Ferrari minutes after buying it

Budapest - A man in Budapest bought a Ferrari for more than $1 million, but he ended up crashing it just minutes after driving it off the dealer's lot.

Explosion might have brought down Russian jetliner over Sinai

London - Britain confirmed Wednesday that the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt after taking off the Sinai Peninsula might have been brought down by an explosive device.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

Driver in deadly Oklahoma crash faces murder counts

Washington - The driver of a car that barreled into a parade-watching crowd in Oklahoma, killing four people and injuring dozens more, has been charged with four counts of second-degree murder, police said.

Four dead after car smashes into U.S. parade crowd

Washington - A speeding car crashed into a crowd watching a parade in Oklahoma, killing four people, including a two-year-old boy.

Seven dead after Greek coastguard vessel hits migrant boat

Kallon - A wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants from Turkey to Europe sank Thursday near the island of Lesbos after colliding with a Greek coastguard vessel, leaving at least seven people dead, including four children, rescuers said.

U.S. pilot survives crash of fighter jet in California

Lemoore - A U.S. Navy pilot walked away Monday from the fiery crash of a fighter jet in central California, military officials reported.

Obscure 16-character Chrome bug crashes browser on mouse click

A bizarre bug in Google's popular Chrome browser is being widely reported online today. The browser instantly crashes when confronted with a 16-character URL, immediately going unresponsive as soon as the link is hovered over or clicked.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Jakarta - Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Jayapura - Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

Family of SF plane crash victim run over by rescuers drops suit

San Francisco - The parents of the young girl accidentally killed by first-responders after she survived a plane crash at San Francisco International Airport have dropped their lawsuit against the city.

U.S. F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

Berlin - A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, local police and the US military said.

Tests on apparent plane debris to begin Wednesday

Toulouse - Plane debris that might be from a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared without a trace last year will undergo testing by aviation experts beginning Wednesday.

U.S. teenager 'found days after surviving small plane crash'

Washington - A 16-year-old girl from the US state of Washington was in hospital Tuesday after surviving a small plane crash and spending days in the wilderness, a local newspaper reported.

Two pilots killed in Russian military jet crash

Moscow - Two pilots of a Russian military aircraft were killed Monday when their jet crashed during a training mission in the far east of the country, the defence ministry said, the latest in a string of accidents involving military planes.

Nine dead in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

Juneau - A sightseeing plane crashed into a granite rock face in southeast Alaska killing all nine people on board, US police said.

91-year-old fulfills wish of crashing vehicle through a garage

Woodstock - A 91-year-old grandfather crossed off the first and last item on his bucket list, which was to crash a car through a garage door.

Microsoft races to patch crippling Skype bug

Microsoft has rushed out an update to Skype on several major platforms after a crippling bug was discovered and widely reported yesterday. Similarly to an issue that recently affected iPhones, Skype would crash when a certain message was received.

Crash your friend's iPhone by sending this specific text

A new bug in Apple's iOS means anybody can crash an iPhone by sending a very specific message over text or iMessage. On doing so, the app will crash and — if the phone is on the lockscreen — causing the entire device to restart in a major annoyance.
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Passengers of Flight AC624 speak to reporters after the plane left the runway at Halifax s Stanfield...
Passengers of Flight AC624 speak to reporters after the plane left the runway at Halifax's Stanfield Airport early Sunday morning.
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AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
AIRLINER: An AirAsia Airbus 320 jet is seen on the tarmac at Singapore Changi Airport.
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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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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
A woman on the phone after the scene of a highway accident
Rian Castillo
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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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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Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday  J...
Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
Courtesy Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun
Map shows possible flight path of AirAsia Flight 8501  which is believed to have crashed in the Java...
Map shows possible flight path of AirAsia Flight 8501, which is believed to have crashed in the Java Sea near Borneo with 162 passengers and crew.
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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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Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland  N.Z.
Screenshot of YouTube video showing the helicopter crash in Auckland, N.Z.
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A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
A Boeing 737 skids off the runway in Bali
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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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Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River br...
Two were rescued with only minor injuries from an SUV that fell 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge, landing upright.
North Jersey.com
A cement truck flips over
A cement truck flips over
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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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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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Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
Air India Express - Boeing courtesy photo
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One of the  bangs and crashes  referred to. Photo courtesy of Janet Szabo.
One of the "bangs and crashes" referred to. Photo courtesy of Janet Szabo.