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Planes crash at Swiss air show, one dead

Two small planes crashed at an air show in Dittingen, Switzerland, on Sunday, killing at least one person, police said. Two planes in a formation of three aircraft crashed shortly before 0930 GMT, Basel-Landschaft police said in a

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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent before crash

The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps in March, killing all 150 people on board, practiced a descent on the previous flight, German newspaper Bild said on Tuesday. Prosecutors belie

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Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps increased the airplane's speed before it crashed killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency

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Airbus A320 is an aviation workhorse

The Airbus A320 is the workhorse of Europe's aerospace industry, transporting more than a million people a day from business travellers to backpackers. The 150-seat medium-haul jet is one of the world's most intensively us

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Investigators seek clues into Germanwings crash

French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain.

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Senior police officers among 7 dead in Iran plane crash

An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency Iran reported. Three crew also died in t

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Laos defence minister killed in plane crash

 A Laotian air force plane with at least 14 people on board crashed on Saturday, a defence ministry source said, and a witness at the site said the defence minister was among the dead. "A Laos air force plane has crashed

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Plane crash near Lagos airport kills 15

Fifteen people were killed when an Embraer passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday, Nigerian authorities said. Airports Authority general manager Yakubu Dati to

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Plane crash kills 22 in Kazakhstan

A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan's commercial capital of Almaty on Tuesday, killing all 22 people on board, an emergency services official said. The Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 was en rou

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Nigeria plane crash kills all 147 on board

A passenger plane crashed into a densely populated part of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, on Sunday, killing all 147 people on board, the airline said.      President Goodluck Jonathan declared three days of

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