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All 62 dead as Flydubai plane crashes in Russia

All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday, Russian officials said. Russia's emergencies mi

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Bidding to bring the shine back to Sinai

The crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai that many blame on an Islamist militant bomb has scared tourists away from the peninsula. But a small aid organisation is hoping to show a peaceful side of the expanse. Sinai is Sa

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No proof of criminal action in plane crash: Cairo

The Kremlin said for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb brought down a Russian passenger plane that crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 224 people, but Cairo said its probe had yet to find any evidence of criminal action.

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Russia halts Egypt flights as bomb theory builds up

Moscow suspended passenger flights to Egypt and the US imposed new air travel security steps in the wake of the crash of a Russian jet in Egypt, as Western officials pointed on Friday to the conclusion it was brought down by a bomb.

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Small plane crashes in Switzerland, hits car

A small plane crashed on Sunday in a field in northern Switzerland, careened across a road and collided with a car, according to police in the Swiss canton of Aargau. The pilot of the plane and the driver of the car were injured a

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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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