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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.

Plane crash could be Ukraine game changer

Paris - The apparent downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and the loss of nearly 300 lives could be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis, piling pressure on key players, Russia foremost.

Newest U.S. military plane gets OK to return to skies

Washington, D. C. - US military officials were pleased Monday to announce that the most expensive weapon ever built, the new F-35 war plane, has been cleared to fly again, although with limitations.

Deleted posts suggest Ukraine rebels downed Malaysian jet in error

Kiev - Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents -- most of them hastily removed -- suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realising in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner.

UK Military designers demonstrate concept for 'The Transformer'

A military research team in the UK has released plans for a three-part plane which can detach into faster planes then reform when the enemy has been shaken off. The concept so far looks quite impressive.

Pilot buys pizza for all passengers on delayed plane

Cheyenne - A manager at a Domino's Pizza in Cheyenne, Wyoming, received an order from a Frontier Airlines pilot, who wanted to feed passengers that were stuck on a delayed plane.

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

Alberton - The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.

Search for missing plane to shift further south in Indian Ocean

Perth - A new search for the wreckage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is scheduled to resume this summer, hundreds of miles south of where an underwater drone scanned the Indian Ocean seabed for weeks earlier this year but found no trace.

Landing plane barely misses sunbather on beach

A small plane narrowly missed wiping out a sunbather on a beach on Dune Island in the Heligoland archipelago off the coast of Germany. The pilot said "It wasn't one of my greatest achievements in the cockpit," as he misjudged his landing over the beach.

Dog poops on flight, causes plane to make emergency landing

Last week a plane had to make an emergency landing after a dog defecated in the center of the aisle, not once, but twice.

Actress Daryl Hannah in flight scare over Austria

Klagenfurt - It seems that Daryl Hannah, star of "Splash" and "Kill Bill," has always been afraid of flying, but is even more so now after a private jet she was traveling in lost cabin pressure 10 kilometers above Austria.

Debris found in Australia not from missing plane

Perth - A large metal object that washed up on an Australia beach this week was not from the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished more than a month ago, authorities said Thursday.

Five feared dead in Australia plane crash

Caboolture - Five people are feared dead after a light plane crashed at an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday, emergency service workers said.The plane, used for skydiving, took off before veering left, crashing and bursting into flames at Caboolture, 50 kil...

Single-engine plane forced to land on New York expressway

New York - Three people escaped serious injury as a single-engine aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on an interstate expressway in the New York borough of the Bronx, Saturday afternoon.

Passing of notes on plane ends in assault after landing

On a holiday known in the United States as Thanksgiving, the play-by-play of a passive-aggressive exchange of notes between two airplane passengers was chronicled on Twitter.

Forced landing for plane suspected to have a bomb

Philadelphia - The FBI is investigating a phoned-in tip after a flight heading from Ireland was forced to land because of a hoax bomb threat.

Spain tries to defuse row with Bolivia over Morales' plane

Madrid - Spain is trying to defuse a diplomatic spat on Friday, over Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane and its diversion, due to suspicions that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was stowed-away on board.

Pilot plans major journey for 90th birthday

Ohio pilot plans to fly his Cessna 172 airplane across the U.S.-Canadian border 90 times on his 90th birthday. He will start his journey in Buffalo, NY near the site of the closest call of his piloting career.

Video: Soldier's parachute deploys and sucks him out of plane

Luckily this US soldier landed safely after his reserve parachute accidentally deployed and he was sucked off the launching ramp of the plane and into the wild blue yonder.

Plane crashes into residential buildings in Venezuela, 2 dead

Valencia - On Sunday morning, a small plane crashed into a residential building in Valencia, capital of Carabobo state in Venezuela. The pilot and co-pilot died in the crash.

Woman caught on video smoking on plane

A woman has been filmed smoking a cigarette on a Middle East airline plane. The video was put online and since being posted, it has been viewed more than 50,000 times.

Plane in Bali crashes into sea

Denpasar - A passenger plane with around 100 passengers has overshot a runway in Bali and plummeted into the sea. According to reports all of the passengers and crew on-board survived the crash.

Video: Police search for man thrown from plane over Tennessee

Authorities in southeastern Tennessee said Friday that they were searching for a student pilot who was thrown from an aircraft while learning to fly with an instructor.

Canadian crew killed in South Pole plane crash

Three Canadian crew members of an Antarctic research plane are presumed dead after their aircraft crashed during a flight between two research camps.

Video: 'Plane misses woman by two feet as she films friend'

An amazing footage shows the moment a light bi-plane, purportedly moving at 200mph, misses a man riding on a scooter, and then a woman holding a camera filming the bike rider on a runway.

Video: Student pilot's crash landing

Mangalore - A student pilot showed incredible calm and poise when he was forced to make a crash landing after a wheel fell off his airplane mid flight.

Boeing testing in-flight Internet capabilities with potatoes

Although current frequent travelers won't enjoy the luxury of in-plane internet access, Boeing is officially working on it. There's no mention on when this feature will be implemented on commercial air planes, but it is nice to know it will one day.

Iowa Air Show fatal crash caught on tape: Video

Davenport - As air show fans looked on in horror, a Soviet Cold War era plane crashed and burned in Iowa, killing the pilot. The whole thing was captured on video, including the emotional reaction of the crowd as they witnessed the tragedy.

Thousands of bees removed from plane

New York - A swarm of thousands of bees were gathered on the wing of a plane and a professional beekeeper had to be called out. Stephen Repasky removed the bees from the plane.
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