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Plane skids off Istanbul runway, 3 dead, 179 injured

A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179 more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to escape. The aircraft, operated by Pegasus Airlines, was arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha[…]

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Emergency landing at OR Tambo

No one was injured when a British Airways plane was left stranded on a runway at OR Tambo International Airport following a crash landing on Monday, operator Comair said. “British Airways’ (operated by Comair) BA6234, a 10:35 departure from Port Elizabeth, with six crew and 94 passengers on board, was[…]

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5 killed in Cape Town plane crash

Five people, including a patient, were killed when a medical plane crashed in the Plattekloof area in Cape Town on Sunday morning, emergency services said. The plane, that was coming from Namibia, went missing off the radar at 06:50 on Sunday morning, spokesperson Mark van der Heever told News24. “The[…]

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Stowaway situation very rare: BA

British Airways in South Africa is working with UK authorities to investigate how two suspected stowaways got on to a flight from Johannesburg to London. “We are working with the London metro [Metropolitan Police] and authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare situation,” said Stephen Forbes,[…]

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Zuma plane drama to cost millions

Millions of rands extra had to be spent to get President Jacob Zuma back to South Africa after an official visit to Moscow. By late on Tuesday, it was still not clear when he would land at Waterkloof air force base. The original itinerary had Zuma landing at Waterkloof just[…]

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Zuma sends condolences after Alps plane crash

President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences on Wednesday to the friends, families and colleagues of the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps. “We also extend our sympathies to the government and the peoples of all other countries whose nationals perished in the crash,” Zuma said[…]

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