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Computer glitch blamed for European Mars lander crash

Paris - A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said.

Seven dead as Afghan army helicopter crashes: officials

Kabul - An Afghan army helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said, citing technical failure.

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

Multan - At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

Driver killed in Tesla Model S sedan crash in the Netherlands

Another accident involving Tesla, this time in the Netherlands, occurred when a man driving a Model S sedan was killed after his car crashed at high speed into a tree and caught fire.

Pakistan chopper crew home after Afghan hostage drama

Islamabad - Six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter which crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have been released, an official said Saturday, after they were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban.

Chinese families of MH 370 victims protest proposed end of search

Beijing - Family members of passengers aboard ill-fated Maylasia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrated outside China's Foreign Ministry on Friday, demanding to meet officials who propose suspending the high-tech search for the jet if it is not found by year's end.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

Taipei - The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday.

Seven killed in Turkey military chopper crash: Army

Ankara - Seven people, including children, were killed and eight others injured when a Turkish military helicopter crashed Tuesday, apparently in fog, in the northeastern province of Giresun, the army announced"Seven of our companions in arms, their wives and c...

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.
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US cargo plane crashing immediately after takeoff from Bagram Airfield military base in Afghanistan
US cargo plane crashing immediately after takeoff from Bagram Airfield military base in Afghanistan
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Air Canada plane on runway after crash landing
Air Canada plane on runway after crash landing
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Plane wreckage.
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One of the "bangs and crashes" referred to. Photo courtesy of Janet Szabo.
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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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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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.
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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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Crash scene of top NHRA veteran driver Neal Parker.
Crash scene of top NHRA veteran driver Neal Parker.
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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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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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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.
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A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passen...
A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passengers, 2 of which had minor injuries.
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Helicopter  crashes at Copacabana beach
Helicopter crashes at Copacabana beach
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AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya  Indonesia  in 201...
AIRLINE: An Airbus 320 jetliner taxis at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia, in 2010.
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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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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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