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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.


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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.


 USA water crash airplane river landing New York City
The Huygens spacecraft has sent back its first signal on its historic descent to Saturn's moon Titan.


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The Huygens space craft has sent back the first images of Saturn's moon Titan, showing what appears to be a shoreline of an oily ocean.


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Scientists have released the first results from the Huygens probe's journey to Saturn's moon Titan, along with amazing new images. They also played sounds recorded as Huygens dived towards the surface. Measurements suggest the area it landed on has the consistency of "creme brulee" and may have once been flooded.


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Liquid methane rain feeds river channels, lakes, streams, and springs on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, images from the Huygens probe show.


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Russia's next-generation manned space vehicle might be equipped with thrusters to perform a precision landing on its return to Earth. If accepted, it would be the first time that a manned vehicle relied solely on rocket engines for touchdown. Previous manned missions have landed on Earth using a parachute or, in the case of space shuttles, a pair of wings.


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The UFO port was opened in 1976 after a vote by local councilmen reportedly amid much laughter. A triangular seafront esplanade was set aside for unidentified flying objects and a marble slab with a message of welcome to "all travellers from the Universe" was put in place.


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