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Libya's Haftar forces say warplane downed near Tripoli

Tripoli - Troops loyal to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they shot down a warplane and captured its foreign "mercenary" pilot near the capital Tripoli.

Russia probes pilot error after deadly plane blaze

Moscow - Russian investigators were on Tuesday considering pilot error as the cause of a crash-landing that saw a plane erupt in flames at Moscow's busiest airport and kill 41 people, media reported.

Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

Moscow - The pilot of a Russian passenger plane that erupted in a ball of fire on the runway of Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people, said lightning led to the emergency landing.

Thrust reverser 'not working' on Florida plane that crashed in river

Miami - A feature that helps aircraft slow down on landing was broken on a Boeing 737 that skidded into a river in Florida, a top transportation safety official said Sunday.

41 dead as Russian plane bursts into flames on landing

Moscow - A Russian passenger plane erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke after making an emergency landing at Moscow's busiest airport, killing 41 people including at least two children.

'Miracle' as passengers safe after plane skids into Florida river

Miami - Dozens of shocked passengers were evacuated to safety from the wings of a stricken Boeing 737 on Saturday in Florida after the jet made a rough landing in a lightning storm and skidded off the runway into a river.

Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities

Miami - A Boeing 737 slid off a runway into a river after crash-landing at a Florida naval air station Friday, officials said, with no fatalities reported.

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.

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.

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.

Putin tells Netanyahu he rejects Israeli version of Syria plane downing

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that he disagreed with the Israeli version of events concerning the downing of a Russian plane over Syria last week, the Kremlin said.

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

Khartoum - A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday, in the latest accident to hit its ageing fleet.

South Sudan plane crash toll rises to 20

Juba - A total of 20 people died when a plane crashed in South Sudan with an Anglican bishop and four foreigners among the dead, officials said Monday, a day after the deadly accident.

WWII vintage plane crashes into Swiss mountainside, 20 dead

Geneve - Twenty people died when a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountain at the weekend, police said Sunday, as an investigation was launched into why the plane plummeted straight down at high speed.

Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Geneva - Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday."The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished," police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference....
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