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At least 40 dead in Russian plane’s fiery emergency landing

This image taken from video provided by Instagram user @artempetrovich, shows the SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines on fire during an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (@artempetrovich via AP) A Russian airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, and at

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At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air: news agencies

A passenger plane is seen on fire after an emergency landing at the Sheremetyevo Airport outside Moscow, Russia May 5, 2019. The Investigative Committee of Russia/Handout via REUTERS. At least 13 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at

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Did You Know? Sudan Has More Pyramids Than Egypt!

An aerial view of pyramids at Meroe (Pic – African Curators) Interestingly, Sudan actually has more pyramids than Egypt. Except Sudan’s pyramids are steeper and smaller than those of Ancient Egypt. Ever since we were young, all we have known are pyramids from Egypt.Well, Sudan actually has more pyramids than Egypt. Except Sudan’s pyramids are

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Rising fuel costs and seating surplus push Lufthansa into loss

Photo Reuters Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros (£290.4 million) for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe, sending its shares down on Tuesday. Germany’s biggest airline said in an after-hours update on Monday that a 202 million euro rise in fuel

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Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

Photo Reuters More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all. The causes of both crashes are under investigation. One of the biggest

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UK suspends Boeing 737 Max jets from airspace after Ethiopia crash

Britain on Tuesday became the first European country to suspend flights by Boeing 737 MAX aircraft over its territory in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane of that model. “The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the

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Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Photo (AP) A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. Here is a list of airlines and countries

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10M-plus passengers flew Turkish Airlines in Jan-Feb

Turkey’s national flag carrier served 10.85 million passengers in first two months of 2019, the company announced Monday. In the two-month period, the total number of passengers carried by Turkish Airlines rose 0.4 percent year-on-year. “The number of passengers carried on domestic lines decreased 4.2 percent and the number on international lines increased 4.5 percent,”

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Ethiopia mourns crash victims as investigators seek answers

Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as “an extra safety precaution” following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia marked a day of mourning and the search for remains began for a second day. Although it wasn’t

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Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash

Photo (AP) Sunday’s devastating plane crash in Ethiopia could renew safety questions about the newest version of Boeing’s popular 737 airliner. The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off from the capital of Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was new. The weather was clear.

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