Search operations restart at French Alps crash site

Helicopter operations have resumed over mountainsides in the French Alps where a German airliner crashed, killing all 150 people on board. Under overcast skies, with temperatures just above freezing, helicopters resumed flights on Wednesday over a widely scattered debris field. The Airbus A320 operated by Germanwings, a budget subsidiary of[…]

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Search for victims, clues after Alps crash

Rescuers were set to restart their search Wednesday for the remains of victims of a German airliner which crashed in the French Alps, as well as for clues as to why the plane carrying 150 people went down. The crash, killing everyone on board, occurred in apparent good weather Tuesday[…]

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Malaysia vows stern action in MH370 disappearance

Malaysia’s transport minister on Thursday vowed to take stern action against an air traffic control supervisor if it is confirmed that he was asleep on the job when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared a year ago. An interim investigation report last Sunday contained transcripts of conversations between air traffic controllers[…]

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Plane crashes in Taiwan capital

A passenger plane with 58 people on board crashed into a river after hitting a bridge in the Taiwanese capital Wednesday, leaving at least eight people dead. Some 28 passengers of TransAsia Airways flight GE235 were sent to hospital, the Taipei city government said, quoting the fire department. It said[…]

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Gupta plane duo want answers

Lawyers for Lts-Col Christine Anderson and Stefan van Zyl will approach a high court if the army does not make a decision about their prosecution over the Gupta controversy soon, Beeld reported on Wednesday. According to a legal letter sent to the SA National Defence Force, which Beeld said it[…]

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Tail of crashed AirAsia flight found

The tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found, potentially marking a major step towards locating the plane’s black boxes and helping shed light on what caused it to crash into the sea 11 days ago. Search teams located the tail of the passenger jet in the Java Sea on[…]

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Ships detect two large parts of AirAsia plane

Indonesian ships have detected two large objects believed to be parts of the AirAsia plane that crashed off Borneo island with 162 people on board, the search chief said Saturday. “We managed to detect two large objects – one three-dimensioned, another two-dimensioned,” Bambang Sulistyo said. “I can confirm that they[…]

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ISIL captures pilot of plane downed in Syria

Jordan’s military has confirmed that one of its pilots was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group after his plane went down in Syria, official news agency Petra said. “During a mission on Wednesday morning conducted by several Jordanian Air Force planes against hideouts of[…]

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