US Official Claims China Eastern Airlines Crash Intentional

Fourth EstateA China Eastern Airlines flight carrying 133 passengers and 9 crew members crashed in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. | Chinese State Media

Flight data suggests that a China Eastern Airlines plane that crashed in March was deliberately sent into a nosedive, according to US media reports. Unnamed sources confirmed, in a report to ABC News, that “officials analyzing the flight data say …

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Tibet Airline Plane Bursts into Flames During Takeoff in Chongqing

Fourth EstateTibet Airlines flight TV9833 from Chongqing to Nyingchi aborted takeoff after bursting into flames

A Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 bound for the Tibetan city of Nyingchi aborted the take off when the plane burst into flames after veering off the runway during takeoff at the Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. Initial reports said there were …

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Plane Crashes in Cameroon, Search and Rescue Underway

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A plane carrying 11 people crashed on Wednesday in a forest in central Cameroon. According to a statement by Cameroon’s Ministere des Transports or Ministry of Transport, air traffic controllers “lost radio communication with the aircraft” shortly after takeoff, and …

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Japan to Permit 20,000 Daily International Arrivals in June

Japan government sources said on Wednesday that Japan’s government will increase the limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 people per day in June. The foreign arrival limit ease will reportedly continue after airport quarantine infrastructure examinations and the condition of …

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Israel Arrests Nine After Air Crash Images Sent to Plane Passengers Spark Panic

Israeli authorities arrested nine people on May 10 on suspicion of using cellphones to send air crash images to other plane passengers, sparking panic and forcing the flight to be aborted. The Turkish AnadoluJet passenger plane, with some 160 passengers …

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United Airlines Passenger Arrested for Walking on Wing While Taxiing

JACOB K PFISTERUnited Airlines plane taxiing - JacobAviation

Chicago Police arrested a person early Thursday after walking out onto the wing of a moving plane on the runway at O’Hare International Airport. United Airlines, in a statement published on WGN, confirmed that the incident happened inside United flight …

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Mexican Officials Urge Airlines to Use Faraway Airport

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Mexican Transportation officials said airlines must use a new, more distant airport, the Felipe Angeles airport, 26 miles north of Mexico City.  Transportation and Infrastructure Secretary Rogelio Jimenez Pons said the government would reduce the number of flights allowed to …

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Italy and Greece Relax COVID-19 Restrictions for Tourists

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The civil aviation authority of Greece has lifted its COVID-19 restrictions for domestic and international flights on Sunday in preparation for the peak of tourism season in Europe, which begins after Greek Orthodox Easter on April 24. According to reports, …

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U.S. Family Sparks Panic After Bringing Unexploded Bomb to Israeli Airport

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An American family of tourists sparked panic at an Israeli airport on April 28 after they presented an old, unexploded bomb at a security check. According to the authorities at Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv, the family picked …

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