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Colombia confirms crashed plane was out of fuel

Estanzuela - Preliminary investigations have confirmed that a plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains last month killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team was out of fuel, officials said Monday.

Bolivia blames airline for footballers' plane crash

La Paz - The Bolivian airline that owned the airplane that crashed in Colombia, killing 71 people including most of a Brazilian football team, is fully responsible for the accident, an official said Tuesday.

Pilot in footballers' crash in Colombia 'not trained properly'

La Paz - The pilot in the plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia on a Bolivian charter including footballers from Brazil had not flown enough hours to pilot commercial flights, a copilot's attorney said Saturday.

Traces from EgyptAir victims point to blast on plane

Cairo - Traces of explosives have been found on victims' remains from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all 66 people on board, Egypt's aviation ministry said Thursday.

Colombia plane crash was 'murder': Bolivian minister

La Paz - Bolivia's defense minister said Friday a plane crash that killed 71 people traveling to Colombia aboard a Bolivian-registered charter plane was "murder," accusing the pilot of flying with insufficient fuel."This was definitely no accident.

Airline chief arrested after Colombia plane crash

La Paz - Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others.

Brazil mourns fallen football team in pouring rain

Chapec - In a driving rain, the small Brazilian city of Chapeco held a massive funeral Saturday for its football team, tragically wiped out in a plane crash in Colombia.

Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home

Medell - The bodies of the 71 victims killed in a plane crash in Colombia that wiped out a Brazilian football team returned home, as mourners prepared a massive funeral.

Bolivia shuts down Colombia crash airline

Medell - The Bolivian charter airline whose plane crashed killing 71 people in Colombia was shut down Thursday, as shock grew over a harrowing recording of the pilot's final minutes without fuel.

Colombia plane crash: What we know

La Uni - Here's what we know -- and don't know -- about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian football team on board, killing 71 people. Six people survived.- What happened?

Colombia football club says opponents in plane crash should take title

Estanzuela - Colombian club Atletico Nacional called on football authorities Tuesday to hand the Copa Sudamericana title to their opponents, Brazilian side Chapecoense, as a tribute to the team's players killed in a plane crash.

Pele leads football tributes to plane crash victims

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil football legend Pele and Argentines Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi led numerous sporting tributes Tuesday to the Brazilian footballers killed in a plane crash in Colombia.

Plane crash kills dream of Brazilian football team that defied odds

S - Traveling on the doomed airliner that crashed in Colombia overnight were the players and staff of a Brazilian football club about to complete a fairytale journey from unknowns to would-be South American champions.

Plane carrying Brazilian football players crashes in Colombia

Estanzuela - A charter plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing as many as 75 people, officials said. But they said six survived, including four players.

Trump running mate's plane skids off NY runway

New York - Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway after landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport, the campaign said. No injuries were reported.

Five dead as French surveillance plane crashes in Malta

Valletta - A reconnaissance plane working for France's defence ministry crashed in a ball of flames at Malta's international airport on Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said.

U.S. military plane made 'illegal entry' over Venezuela: Maduro

Caracas - A US military surveillance plane made "illegal entry" into Venezuela's airspace last week, President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday, accusing America of trying to meddle in his beleaguered country.

IS claims capture of Syrian pilot after shooting down plane

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group on Friday captured a Syrian pilot alive after shooting down his plane east of Damascus, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said. Amaq gave the pilot's name as Azzam Eid, from Hama.

Syria Qaeda downs regime plane, captures pilot

Aleppo - Al-Qaeda shot down a government warplane over the town of Al-Eis in northern Syria on Tuesday and captured one crew member alive, a rebel source and a monitoring group said.

Egypt's Sisi says Russian plane downed by 'terrorism'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that "terrorism" caused a Russian plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula in October that killed 224 people."Has terrorism ended? No...

Nepal plane crashes, killing all 23 on board

Kathmandu - Rescuers have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Wednesday, killing all 23 people on board, officials said.

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

Kathmandu - Rescue teams were Wednesday scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children.

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.
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