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CAA probes Kameeldrift plane crash

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating and will give more details soon of the plane crash at Kameeldrift outside Pretoria. One person was killed and 20 injured, 18 on board the aircraft and two in a building that it hit late Tuesday afternoon. The plane reportedly experienced difficulties after taking[…]

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Russian minister: 71 die in plane crash near Moscow

A passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed minutes after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport killing everyone on board. Saratov Airlines Flight 703 went down on Sunday near Ramenskoye town, about 40km from Moscow’s second-largest airport. Maxim Sololov, Russia’s transportation minister, confirmed there were no survivors. The Antonov An-148 aircraft had[…]

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Russia mourns victims of Sinai plane crash

Russia mourned the victims of its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet full of Russian tourists crashed in Egypt’s Sinai, killing all 224 people on board. Flags were at half mast on the parliament building on Sunday, in the Kremlin, and on other official buildings in honour of[…]

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Russian plane crash in Egypt kills all on board

All 224 passengers and crew on board a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have died, Egyptian medical and security sources said. Search and rescue team members are still gathering the remains of victims after the crash on Saturday, the sources said. The plane was heading to[…]

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No survivors in Indonesia plane crash, officials say

Search and rescue teams have found the flight recorder for a Trigana Air passenger aircraft that crashed in eastern Indonesia, killing all 54 on board, according to officials. “At 1:40 local time the Trigana Air black box was found,” Transportation Ministry official Julius Arivada Barata told the Reuters news agency[…]

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Stop speculation over CT plane crash: minister

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked members of the public to refrain from speculating on the cause of the plane crash that claimed five lives at the weekend. The plane crashed in the Tygerberg nature reserve. “The minister has called on members of the public, regardless of their status in society,[…]

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Over 100 feared dead after Indonesia crash

More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes. “For the moment we know there were[…]

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Bodies of pilots found in Taiwan crash

The bodies of the pilot and co-pilot were retrieved from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a river in Taiwan killing at least 31 people, media reports said Thursday. TransAsia Airways flight GE235 was en route from Taipei’s Songshan Airport to Kinmen Island with 53 passengers and five[…]

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Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site

Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been in a wrecked house on[…]

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