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The pilot of a single-engine airplane safely ditched off the island of Hawaii on Sunday (January 25) after realizing he was running out of fuel.The unidentified pilot of the Cirrus SR-22 put out a distress call in the afternoon to the Hawaii National Guard,
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A US airliner on a domestic flight with 155 people aboard has ditched into the Hudson River in New York City but with no loss of life.

2009-01-16

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The ditching of an airliner into the Hudson river in New York, in which all 155 passengers and crew escaped alive, has been hailed as a textbook example of landing on water.

2009-01-16

 USA water crash airplane river landing New York City
Forty-nine people have died after a passenger plane crashed into a house in Buffalo, New York state.

2009-02-13

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The question of who shot down the plane carrying the former president of Rwanda in April 1994 could turn out to be one of the great mysteries of the late 20th Century. The act served as a catalyst for the genocide of some 800,000 (others say as high as one million) people in just 100 days. Last week a French investigative judge, Jean Louis Bruguiere, accused the ethnic Tutsi rebel leader at the time, Paul Kagame, of having been responsible...

2006-11-29

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The court trying alleged perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide has expressed its shock at the death in an air crash of a top expert on the 1994 massacres. Alison Des Forges, 66, was among 50 people killed in a plane crash on Thursday near Buffalo, New York state. A spokesman for the the UN tribunal for Rwanda called her death "a great loss". Ms Des Forges was an expert adviser to the court on the genocide, in which some 800,000...

2009-02-14

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Very few, it seems, even though this remarkable inventor paved the way for the Wright Brothers and all the aviators who followed. If it had not been for Sir George's pioneering work, the Wright brothers may not have got off the ground. Cayley is the man described by aviation experts as the father of aeronautics. He designed his first aircraft as long ago as 1799, and by the middle of the 19th Century, he was building and flying...

2003-07-05

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Japan and France are to work together to develop a successor to the retired supersonic jet aircraft Concorde.

2005-06-15

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Both black boxes from the Cypriot airliner which crashed near Athens have been recovered as Greece investigates its worst air disaster. All 121 passengers and crew aboard Flight 522 died when it hit a hill after an apparent drop in cabin pressure knocked out both pilots. Tests on the bodies appear to confirm that most of the victims froze to death before the actual crash.

2005-08-15

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Nearly 150 people, including many children, are feared dead after a Russian airliner crashed in Siberia. The S7 Airlines Airbus was flying from Moscow when it crashed on landing at Irkutsk airport. The plane reportedly slid off the runway and hit a building.

2006-07-09

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The team says any noise from the concept aircraft, known as the SAX-40, would be "imperceptible" beyond the boundaries of an airport. It would also burn far less fuel than conventional planes...

2006-11-06

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European Union transport ministers have unanimously backed an "open skies" aviation deal with the US aimed at liberalising transatlantic air travel. The deal, which has been criticised by some UK airlines, eases restrictions on travel between Europe and the US...

2007-03-22

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Eight men plotted to use "home-made bombs" disguised as soft drinks to blow up transatlantic planes mid-flight...

2009-02-17

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Forty-seven people were injured when an airliner was hit by severe turbulence as it neared the end of a flight from Manila to Tokyo. Terrified passengers told how those without seatbelts fastened shot up and hit the ceiling of the plane.

2009-02-20

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A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, injuring at least 20 people. The plane, with 135 passengers on board, crashed short of the runway near the A9 motorway and suffered significant damage...
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Flying may be the safest form of transport, but many of the three million people who take to the air each day are terrified of crashing. Now more than ever, though, it's possible to survive a plane crash. ... There is a factual error in this report, air travel is not necessarily the safest form of transport. It all depends how it is measured, in fact rail travel wins on safety in terms of accidents per journeys and accidents per hours...

2006-10-03

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Here are the last moments of United Airlines flight 93, recorded before it crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

2006-04-12

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Television footage showed the object - believed to be a cargo container - wedged into the engine.

2009-05-12

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The captain of Continental Airlines flight 61 has died while flying the plane from Brussels to New York.

2009-06-18

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