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Antonov An-225 Mriya: World’s Largest Plane Ever

Man has wanted and has made tiresome struggle to fly since the first sight of birds flying across the sky effortlessly. And after the invention of the flying machine, came the long and still ongoing process of achieving speed and bigger machines maintaining safety. And all of these factors meet at the Antonov An-225 Mriya, […]

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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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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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Weather A Factor in Plane Crash In Castle Rock

On October 28th, 2013, a pilot crashed her year-old home-built Glasair plane into power lines near a residential neighborhood. Investigators believe the dense fog and icing conditions might have been a factor in the crash. Several neighbors in the subdivision reported hearing the plane flying very low prior to the crash.  “I heard the boom and […]

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Emergency Practice Run

As a part of a training drill, emergency responders are preparing for a plane crash with mass casualties at the Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington. The drills involve using the fuselage of a jet to simulate a crash and emergency response for a large number of victims. Like any training, these practice scenarios help prepare firefighters, […]

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Fatal Crash “Discovered” At Nashville Airport

The FAA is on the scene of a small airplane crash, Cessna-172 single engine, at the Nashville International Airport.  Authorities reported that the pilot was killed in the accident. Details of the crash are still not very clear.  The plane sat on Runway 2 Center of Nashville International Airport for as long as six hours before another […]

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Firefighting Plane Crash Sparks More Fire

The 43-year-old pilot of a plane fighting wildfires near Sydney, Australia crashed into a national park and died Thursday, 10/24/2013.  The crash sparked another fire to add to the many that are still burning.  Unfortunately, the accident occurred as firefighters were starting to get the upper hand, due to cooler weather.  Rural Fire Service (RFS) warned […]

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WWII Era Plane Crashes South of Houston

A World War II era fighter plane, P51 Mustang, named “Galveston Gal” crashed into Halls Lake near Chocolate Bay (south of Houston).  After a hour of searching through the air and sea, Coast Guard crews found two bodies amongst the debris.  One of the victims was a customer who paid for a ride on the plane, […]

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