Archive | November, 2013

Russian Plane Goes Near Vertical, Crashes

A Tatarstan Airlines plane, a Boeing 737, crashed on its second attempt at a landing in Kazan, 720 kilometers (520 miles) east of Moscow.  It killed all 50 people on board. Eight experts from NTSB, FAA and Boeing are heading to Russia to help with the investigation. On Monday, investigators were trying to answer basic questions, […]

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Emergency Landing After Plane Strikes Bird

Early Friday morning, an American Airlines Flight 1118 struck a bird shortly after takeoff, resulting in an emergency landing at San Jose’s International Airport. The plane, McDonnell Douglas MD-80, bound for Dallas with 136 passengers landed safely shortly before 7:00 a.m. without any injuries. Bird strikes are more common this time of the year due […]

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Plane Crash Near The Bahamas

Four passengers were killed in the waters off Grand Bahama island on Sunday.  All of the passengers are believe to be American tourists who were on a sightseeing tour near the archipelago’s northernmost island. The single engine aircraft took off from Grand Bahama, the archipelago’s closest island to Florida, Sunday morning at around 11 a.m. […]

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Indian Air Force MiG-29 Fighter Plane Crashes

On November 8, 2013, an Indian Air Force MiG-29 fighter plane crashed in a farm in western India near Jamnagar, Gujarat.  Luckily, there were no casualties and the pilot is safe. Little is known about the cause of the crash at this time. Generally, Russian-made MiG planes have poor safety records and Indian Air Force’s record with […]

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A Plane Crash In Bolivia Kills 8

A small plane carrying 18 people crashed Sunday night while landing at the Riberalta airport, 1,000 kilometers (approximately 620 miles) from La Paza. Eight were killed while the rest were injured.  However, seven of the eight bodies have not been identified because the victims’ bodies were too charred after the impact. The plane, which departed […]

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