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MOSCOW—A fiery airliner accident at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport killed 41 people, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee said. The death toll from Sunday evening’s accident was announced at a briefing early Monday by committee spokeswoman Elena Markovskaya, who said 37 people survived. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five […]

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Forty-One Reported Killed In Aeroflot Plane Crash In Moscow

May 5, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW – Forty-one people are believed to have died when a Russian passenger plane made a fiery emergency landing and burst into flames at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, authorities say. “There were 78 people including crew members on board the plane,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement late on May 4. “According to the updated […]

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning on Thursday to deport a number of Somali immigrants who were part of an infamous botched deportation flight in December 2017, according to their legal team. During the trip, the deportees said, they experienced verbal and physical abuse at the hands of ICE officers, and they have been […]

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Boeing CEO praised “streamlined” oversight of 737 plane that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia By Barry Grey 6 April 2019 In a conference call with Wall Street firms in April of 2017, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg lauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s “streamlined” certification process for enabling the aircraft manufacturer to rush its new 737 Max […]

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While the recent US/North Korean summit in Hanoi ended abruptly with no agreement, Donald Trump was sufficiently strong in his self-belief to ignore the setback. It simply wasn’t in his nature to accept that Kim Jong-Un was a more efficient deal-maker, and that at least avoided an immediate crisis. This volatile relationship may be out […]

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By Ralph NaderApril 4, 2019 To understand the enormity of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes (Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302) that took a combined total of 346 lives, it is useful to look at past events and anticipate future possible problems. In 2011, Boeing executives wanted to start a “clean sheet” new […]

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Wealthy Russian Businesswoman Dies In German Plane Crash

March 31, 2019           |                                       

One of Russia’s richest women, S7 Group chairwoman and co-owner Natalia Fileva, has died in a plane crash in southwestern Germany, the S7 airline says. The airline’s press service said on March 31 that Fileva, 55, was aboard a single-engine Epic-LT aircraft that crashed on approach to the small airport at the town of Egelsbach, […]

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Jaypee Larosa was standing in front of an internet cafe in Davao City, a metropolitan hub on the Philippine island of Mindanao, when three men in dark jackets pulled up on a motorcycle and opened fire. That summer evening, Larosa, 20, was killed. After the shooting, according to witnesses, one of the men reportedly removed Larosa’s […]

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Boeing 737 Max 8s Under Scrutiny After Ethiopia Crash

March 11, 2019           |                                       

HEJERE, Ethiopia—Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing said it had no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies. As the East African country mourned the 157 victims of the […]

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Boeing Faces Questions After Ethiopian Airline Crash

March 11, 2019           |                                       

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane that killed all 157 people on board on March 11 has raised fresh questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8. It was the second accident in less than six months involving the same model of plane, after a Lion Air flight fell into the […]

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Americans Among 157 Dead in Ethiopia Plane Disaster

March 10, 2019           |                                       

Update: The U.S. confirms that Americans are among the victims of Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash outside Addis Ababa. The airline says eight Americans are among the dead. The State Department says U.S. embassies in Addis Ababa and Nairobi are working with Ethiopia’s government and Ethiopian Airlines “to offer all possible assistance.” ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—A jetliner […]

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Cargo Pane with At Least Nine Onboard Crashes Near Tehran

January 14, 2019           |                                       

A cargo plane with at least nine people onboard has crashed near the Iranian capital, Tehran, local media report. There was no immediate report of casualties. The plane hit a building on January 14 after the pilot chose the wrong runway while trying to land at Fath airport in Alborz Province, state broadcaster IRIB reported. […]

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Flight Of The Concordski

December 31, 2018           |                                       

A TU-144 is rolled out during a ceremony at the Tupolev test airfield in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Photo: Reuters Its maiden flight lasted for a little over half an hour and failed to reach the Mach speed it was engineered for. But when the Tupolev Tu-144 successfully took to the air on December 31, 1968, […]

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