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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.

Facts about TransAsia Airways

Taipei - A TransAsia Airways plane crashed into a river outside the capital Taipei Wednesday -- the airline's second fatal crash in seven months.

11 feared dead, many trapped in wreckage of Taiwan plane

Taipei - Rescuers scrambled to reach around 30 people trapped in the wreckage of a passenger plane which clipped a road bridge and plunged into a river outside Taiwan's capital on Wednesday, leaving at least 11 feared dead.

Aircraft set to get minute-by-minute tracking

A new initiative aims to equip all commercial flights worldwide with technology that would enable minute-by-minute tracking of the plane in times of distress, aiding rescuers and recovery efforts.

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

Search plane spots 'shadow' on seabed believed to be AirAsia jet

Jakarta - An air force plane Tuesday spotted a "shadow" on the seabed believed to be the missing AirAsia jet, Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said."God blessed us today," Bambang Soelistyo told a press conference.

New super plane to fly from Europe to Australia in 4 hours

A new superplane, which can get you anywhere in the world in four hours, may get its first flight in only five years from now. It is planned to use its rockets for commercial airline flights, as well as space travel.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Video: plane nearly lands sideways

Chicago - On Thursday, a plane was filmed landing in fierce winds at O'Hare airport in Chicago. The footage shows the plane nearly landing sideways.

Man faces charges after parking plane at pub to grab a drink

Newman - A man in Australia has been charged by police after he drove a light plane down the street and then parked it at a pub while he went to have a beer inside.

Ukraine rebels deny they had weapons to shoot down MH17

Moscow - Pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine said on Tuesday they did not have the capability to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after Dutch investigators said it was hit by numerous "high-energy objects".

Iran ordered plane carrying Americans to land

Tehran - A charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan, a Tehran-based official said Saturday.

US military searches for plane that crashed off Jamaica

Port Antonio - The US military was searching Saturday for a plane carrying three people that crashed off the coast of Jamaica in an incident that prompted rare coordination between Cuba and the United States.

Americans flying from Afghan air base land briefly in Iran

Washington - A charter plane carrying about 100 people including Americans was briefly diverted to Iran during a flight from Bagram air base in Afghanistan, US officials said Friday.

Private U.S. plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

According to officials, a private U.S. plane that took off from the Greater Rochester International Airport in New York this morning has crashed into the ocean off Jamaica. There was no immediate information about the people on board.

Fighter jet shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine: AFP

- A Ukranian fighter jet tumbled to earth in a fireball Thursday after it was blasted out of the air while flying low over rebel-held territory in the east of the country.

Plane carrying Ebola patient arrives in US: Reports

Washington - A plane carrying a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus arrived at an air force base in Georgia on Saturday, local television network WSB TV reported.
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