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First private spacecraft launched to space station


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX Tuesday launched an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station, initiating the first flight of a commercial and private spacecraft to ... Read more...

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118 killed in Pakistan plane crash (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) At least 118 people were killed in Pakistan when an airliner with a 127-strong complement on board crashed near Islamabad city Friday evening in inclement weather, ... Read more...

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US woman, 80, with no training, lands plane


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) An 80-year-old woman in the US who had never flown before managed to land a small aircraft after her pilot husband passed out at the controls.The ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft closing in on huge asteroid Vesta


May 4th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): NASA spacecraft Dawn has reached a new phase of its mission to the asteroid Vesta, and will begin using cameras for the first time to aid navigation for ... Read more...

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Plane carrying Michelle Obama aborts landing due to serious ATC error


April 20th, 2011 - 10:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20(ANI): A White House plane carrying First Lady Michelle Obama had to abort its landing at Andrews Air Force Base since it came dangerously close to a 200-ton military cargo ... Read more...

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Angry passenger punches teen for not turning off iPhone during landing


December 30th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 30 (ANI): A passenger has been arrested for punching a teenager in the arm who refused to turn off his iPhone during a flight from Las Vegas.According to other passengers, ... Read more...

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Mangalore crash is 11th major air accident of India


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The plane crash at the Mangalore airport that killed over 160 people Saturday is the 11th major air accident involving Indian carriers or in the country's air ... Read more...

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One killed in small plane crash at southeastern Virginia airport


May 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 am ICT by BNO News
WAKEFIELD, VIRGINIA (BNO NEWS) -- A pilot was killed on Friday when a small plane crashed on approach to a regional airport in southeastern Virginia, federal officials said.The crash happened just after ... Read more...

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Dutch government: 70 Dutch citizens killed in Tripoli plane crash


May 13th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed that 70 of its citizens died in Wednesday's plane crash in Tripoli, not 61 as initially ... Read more...

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Survivor of Tripoli plane crash is 9-year-old Dutch boy


May 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- The sole survivor of Wednesday's plane crash in the Libyan capital is a nine-year-old boy from the Dutch city of Tilburg, the Dutch Ministry of ... Read more...

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Eight-year-old Dutch child survives deadly Tripoli plane crash


May 12th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- Around 100 people were killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday, officials said.Afriqiyah Airways Flight 8U0771, ... Read more...

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Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane crash-lands at Tripoli International Airport


May 12th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by BNO News
TRIPOLI (BNO NEWS) -- At least dozens of people were believed to have been killed after an Afriqiyah Airways passenger plane from South Africa crashed in the Libyan capital on early Wednesday. A ... Read more...

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Huge part of cargo plane falls from sky in Miami


February 6th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 6 (IANS) An 18-foot-long piece of a cargo plane broke off and smashed into a mall parking lot near Miami international airport Friday. No one was injured when the car-sized ... Read more...

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Plane part falls, lands in parking lot in Miami


February 6th, 2010 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- A large piece of an Atlas Air Boeing 747 cargo plane fell just before landing in Miami on Friday, local media reported. There were no reports of injuries.The ... Read more...

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Two dead in Chicago cargo plane crash (Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 7:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (DPA) A small cargo jet crashed Tuesday outside Chicago, killing the pilot and co-pilot, CNN reported. Laura Witlox, an official at Chicago Executive Airport, told DPA that the Learjet 35A ... Read more...

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NASA set to bomb the moon today


October 9th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moffett Field, Oct 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA has launched a special moon-specific mission called Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) that will send a missile that will literally crash ("bomb") into ... Read more...

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IndiGo flight passenger’s hoax creates midair scare


July 23rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A passenger on board an IndiGo Airlines flight from Delhi to Mumbai created a scare Thursday when he falsely claimed there was a bomb in the aircraft ... Read more...

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NASA spacecraft to search for water on the Moon


June 25th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Engineering teams are conducting final checkouts of the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, known as LCROSS, that will take a significant step forward in the search ... Read more...

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Airline accidents due to pilot errors have significantly decreased


December 28th, 2007 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 28 (ANI): An analysis of data on airline mishaps has shown that accidents due to pilots faults dramatically decreased between 1983 and 2002.Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... Read more...

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