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Turkish claims of airspace violation 'propaganda': Russia

Moscow - The Russian defence ministry Saturday dismissed as "baseless propaganda" Turkish claims of a new airspace violation by a Russian fighter jet, in the latest spat between the two countries.

Erdogan warns Russia will 'face consequences' after airspace violation

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace.

NATO warns Russia to 'respect' alliance airspace after Turkey violation

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday warned Russia it must "fully respect" alliance airspace as key member Turkey blasted Moscow for "irresponsible behaviour" over a new violation.

Turkey accuses Russia of new airspace violation

Ankara - Turkey on Saturday accused Russia of a fresh violation of its airspace, warning Moscow it would "face consequences" as relations between the two countries hit a new post-Cold War low.

Turkey would have acted differently if it had known jet was Russian: Erdogan

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Turkey would have acted differently if it had known a warplane its forces downed on the Syrian border was Russian.

No war with Turkey over 'planned provocation' jet downing: Lavrov

Moscow - Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday said the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey appeared to be a "planned provocation" but said the countries would not go to war over the incident.

Co-pilot pressing wrong number on an iPad led to plane tailstrike

An incident which saw an airplane's tail strike the runway during take-off from Sydney was caused by the co-pilot pressing the wrong number on an iPad screen, according to a report today. He pressed 6 instead of 7 when entering the plane's weight.

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.

Small plane crashes into Bogota bakery, 4 killed

Estanzuela - A small plane crashed into a bakery in a crowded area of Colombia's capital, killing four people and injuring several others, authorities said.

Two Turkish jets harassed by unidentified MIG-29 on Syrian border

Ankara - Two Turkish F-16 jets were harassed by an unidentified MIG-29 aircraft on the Syrian border a day after a Russian fighter plane violated Turkish airspace, the military said on Monday.

American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane to Hawaii

Los Angeles - Last month, American Airlines violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations when it accidentally flew the wrong plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Las Vegas jet fire engine is safe, maker says

Los Angeles - The manufacturer of the engine that burst into flames on a British Airways jet in Las Vegas said Wednesday that other aircraft powered by the GE90 engines were still safe to fly.

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, several injured

Las Vegas - A London-bound British Airways jet caught fire as it was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, prompting the crew to abort takeoff and evacuate terrified passengers.

Pilot killed in collision at Swiss air show: Police

Ginebra - A pilot was killed when two small stunt planes collided Sunday at an air show in northern Switzerland, police said.The second pilot managed to eject from his plane and parachuted to the ground after the 0915 GMT (11:15 am) collision in Dittingen.

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.

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.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

Spilt coffee 'caused Serb president's plane plunge'

Belgrade - A co-pilot who spilt coffee on the instrument panel of the Serbian president's plane and then hit an emergency button while trying to mop it up, caused the jet to plunge, an investigation showed Tuesday.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

Frankfurt - Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Wednesday the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Ten killed in Uruguay plane crash

Maldonado - Ten people were killed when their plane plummeted into a large body of water in eastern Uruguay, rescue officials said on Friday.

Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after LA plane crash

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said.

Deadly venomous scorpion attacks man on plane

A man has suffered severe pain, nausea and hallucinations after being stung by a venomous scorpion that made it on to a flight in South America. The species is believed to have been deadly.

Taiwan pays homage to TransAsia plane crash victims

Taipei - Flags across Taiwan flew at half mast on Tuesday to pay homage to the 40 people killed in a TransAsia plane crash last week, as divers battled cold weather to find the last three people missing.

Plane carrying Chile soccer stars found, 50 years on

Santiago - Climbers in Chile's Andes say they have found the wreckage of a missing plane that disappeared more than half a century ago with a team of soccer stars on board.

TransAsia starts pilot retraining after deadly crash

Taipei - TransAsia Airways cancelled dozens of flights on Saturday, the first day of a pilot retraining programme, as rescuers retrieved four more bodies from its second deadly crash in Taiwan in seven months.

TransAsia plane crash probe focuses on engine failure

Taipei - One engine failed on the TransAsia plane that crashed in Taiwan this week with the loss of at least 35 lives, and the pilots may have inexplicably shut down the other, investigators and experts said Friday.

Taiwan 'hero' pilot found clutching joystick of crashed plane

Taipei - The pilot of the crashed TransAsia plane was still clutching the joystick when his body was found in the cockpit, after he battled to avoid populated areas, reports said Friday as the airline faced sanctions over its second fatal accident.

Rescuers scour Taiwan crash site as pilot hailed a hero

Taipei - Taiwan rescuers scoured a river for 12 people still missing from a TransAsia plane crash Thursday, as the pilot, who died in the crash, was hailed a hero for apparently battling to avoid hitting built-up areas.
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