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#Plane Crash

# plane-crash - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Planes collide over Alaska, killing 4

Two small planes crashed into each other in the air near an Alaskan lake yesterday.

# plane-crash - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

78 killed in Moroccan military plane crash

A plane crash near the city of Guelmim, a mountainous southern region of the country, leaves dozens dead.

Fatal 2009 Air France crash report due this week

Three young Irish women were among the 228 people who died when the Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight crashed into the Atlantic.

# plane-crash - Friday 8 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: leaked NOTW audio; the end of an era for NASA’s shuttles; and no more casual Fridays at the Dáil…

# plane-crash - Monday 27 June, 2011

US teenager survives his second plane crash

Sixteen-year-old Austin Hatch survived two plance crashes which killed his mother, father, stepmother and siblings.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

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44 killed as Russian plane crashes near runway

Rescue efforts impeded by flames after fire broke out in the wreckage.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this Tuesday morning…

# plane-crash - Friday 27 May, 2011

Data shows Air France flight 447 fell 38,000 feet before crashing

Plane fell faster than 11,000 feet a minute as it plunged towards the water in crash which killed all 228 people on board, including three young Irish women.

# plane-crash - Monday 16 May, 2011

Data retrieved from Air France Flight 447 records two years after crash

Three Irish women were among those who perished when the place crashed into the sea. Investigators have been working since the 2009 crash to determine the cause of the crash.

# plane-crash - Saturday 7 May, 2011

No one likely to have survived Indonesian plane crash

An official said that the passenger plane had been carrying 27 people including an infant and two children, adding that it was difficult to say if there were any survivors.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Voice recorder of crashed Air France Flight 447 found

Three Irish women were among the 216 passengers and 12 crew members who died when the flight crashed off the coast of Brazil en route to Paris in 2009.

# plane-crash - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Deep sea search locates flight data recorder from 2009 Air France crash

Three young Irish women were among the 228 people who perished in the crash.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: more bad news from the IMF; Cork toddler cleared of rare cancer by US treatment; and New York police make further grim discoveries in Long Island.

# plane-crash - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Poland marks first anniversary of plane crash tragedy

Today Poland remembered the 96 victims of last year’s plane crash, in which the country’s president and many high-ranking politicians and military figures were killed.

# plane-crash - Monday 4 April, 2011

At least ten UN staff killed in Congo plane crash

Early indications say a plane carrying UN staff members broke into pieces, with the death toll likely to rise.

Investigators find bodies in wreckage of Air France jet but no black box recovered

Investigators say they have found bodies in the wreckage of the the Air France flight that went down in June 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: How to save €190 on your electricity bill; wreckage of crashed Air France plane turns up after 2 years, and Al Fayed’s wacko gift for Fulham fans.

# plane-crash - Thursday 17 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Manx2 “shirking its reponsibility”, lawyers for one survivor claim; NAMA closes its first big deal, and Ireland plans to turn the world green. No, not green with envy.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Plane crash kills 14 in Honduras

Honduran government officials among those killed when a small plane

# plane-crash - Friday 11 February, 2011

Report into Cork disaster could take 'more than a year'

Investigations begin into yesterday’s Cork disaster, with both flight recorders recovered – but it could take some time.

# plane-crash - Thursday 10 February, 2011

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How news of the Cork disaster broke on Twitter

The serious nature of the morning’s plane crash unfolded in all its tragedy through both news accounts and regular tweeters.

Manx2 accident within six months of Belfast-Cork launch

Manx2 had only launched its Belfast-Cork route six months ago, established its permanent base in Belfast in October.

Gardai say the Cork Airport crash fatalities were "to the fore of the plane"

Superintendent says that no children were on board the plane but will not confirm if the ten passengers on board the Belfast flight were from the same company.

President and Taoiseach express deep shock and sadness at Cork air crash

Political parties cancel events: Fianna Fáil postpones its fiscal policy launch, though Fine Gael’s proceeds; Labour leaders Eamon Gilmore offers sympathies.

UK authorities to assist in investigation into Cork plane crash

The investigation will also have a Spanish element, as the aircraft was leased from a Barcelona-based company.

Six confirmed dead after plane flips over on landing in Cork

A Manx2 plane en route from Belfast crashed and burst into flames at the edge of the runway on its third attempt to land. Six people have died and six are being treated in hospital for injuries, but none are critical.

Fog so bad at Cork airport that plane crash could not be seen from terminal building

Eyewitnesses say plane sounded like it was in trouble over Blarney and was seen making several attempts to land in heavy fog.

# plane-crash - Monday 10 January, 2011

Over 70 killed in Iranian plane crash

IranAir plane involved thought to be about 40 years old; Iranian authorities say it crashed because of poor weather and visibility.

# plane-crash - Saturday 4 December, 2010

Two killed in plane's emergency landing at Russian airport

Dagestan Airlines flight experienced engine problems shortly after taking off from a Moscow airport.

# plane-crash - Friday 3 September, 2010

Two killed in Dubai plane crash

UPS cargo plane crashed while attempting emergency landing.

A CARGO PLANE HAS CRASHED onto a busy highway in Dubai. A number of cars were set on fire, and emergency services are rushing to the area. One unnamed UAE official told Al Arabiya that the plane caught fire at it attempted to land at Dubai International Airport nearby.

# plane-crash - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

AT LEAST 42 PEOPLE have died after a plane missed the runway and crashed in north-eastern China last night.

The Henan Airlines passenger plane was carrying 91 passengers when it overshot the runway at Yichun City’s Lindu airport, and burst into flames.

Initial reports suggested that 96 people had been on board.

Incredibly, 49 people managed to escape from the wreckage, including the pilot. Three of the survivors are said to be in critical condition.

Eighteen Chinese government officials were on board.

This footage from China shows the immediate aftermath of the crash, as emergency services battle the flaming wreck:

The fire was so severe that little of the fuselage remains. Authorities say they recovered the plane’s black box this morning.

One survivor reported turbulence as the plane was landing. He said the passengers had been unable to open the emergency exits as the cabin filled with smoke. He escaped by climbing through a hole in the wall of the plane.

Henan Airlines is a joint operation between Shenzhen Airlines of China and Mesa Air Group of the US.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

A SMALL PLANE carrying 14 people has crashed in Nepal, about 50km from capital Kathmandu. The plane crashed en route to Lukla, considered the entry point to Mount Everest. Six foreign tourists are believed to have been on board, but no further information has been released yet. A rescue operation is underway, but is being hampered by the bad weather blamed for the crash.

# plane-crash - Wednesday 18 August, 2010

A FIGHTER PLANE which crashed in northern China today may have been piloted by a North Korean defector, according to South Korean and Chinese media.

The plane crashed about 90 miles inside the Chinese border yesterday afternoon.

One eye-witness said the engine was making a “very strange noise” and flying low before it crashed into an orchard in Lagu, a village in the Liaoning province.

China is considered to be North Korea’s closest ally, but has become a route for defectors to pass from North Korea to South Korea.

# plane-crash - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

OVER 100 PEOPLE ESCAPED death when their passenger plane came apart when landing on the island of San Andres.

One person was killed when the plane split apart after being struck by lightning as it made its landing. There were 131 people on board.

The plane had departed from Bogota, Colombia, just after midnight local time, and the crash occurred just under two hours later.

This footage shows the extent of damage to the plane:

# plane-crash - Monday 16 August, 2010

ONE PERSON HAS DIED after a Colombian passenger plane crashed on the island of San Andres. The plane was struck by lightening and split into at least two parts while landing. There were 131 people on board the plane, which had departed from Bogota just after midnight local time. The crash occurred just under two hours later.

# plane-crash - Thursday 5 August, 2010

ZIMBABWEAN’S CIVIL Aviation Authority confirmed reports that a plane had been involved in an accident at Harare International Airport today. Hours later, authorities admitted that it was a safety drill and there had been no crash. An official said that distressed relatives seen at the airport were actually actors, but the BBC reports that few people appear to have been informed of the drill.

# plane-crash - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

AT LEAST 20 people have been killed in a plane crash in Pakistan. The Airbus 321, which was carrying 152 people, crashed on the Margalla Hills near the capital Islamabad in the early hours of this morning.

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