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

Fourth EstateCameroon Map - Fourth Estate

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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Russian Spy Plane Intercepted over Baltic Sea

Fourth EstateA UK RAF 'Typhoon' fighter (bottom) accompanying a Russian Ilyushin Il-20M 'Coot' electronic intelligence gathering aircraft over the Baltic in 2015 - UK MoD Handout

The German Luftwaffe has reportedly intercepted a Russian spy plane, in international airspace over the German Baltic Sea island of Ruegen. “A (Russian) IL-20 Coot-A (reconnaissance aircraft) was intercepted by our Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) over the Baltic Sea over …

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Poland Blames Russia for Assassinating Former President

Fourth EstateWreckage of the Polish plane Tu-154M after crash in Smolensk, 10th Apr 2010.

A Polish government special commission created to investigate the death of former President Lech Kaczynski has reinforced its earlier allegations that the 2010 plane crash that killed Kaczynski and 95 others in Russia was the result of Moscow’s assassination plan. …

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Russia Claims Belgorod Oil Depot Attacked

Fourth EstateFuel tanks on fire in the Belgorod region according to Russian media reports - Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation

Russia has claimed Ukrainian Armed Forces entered Russian territory and carried out two airstrikes in Belgorod including a fuel depot. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry has not commented, and has not claimed responsibility for the attack. If true it would be …

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Russian Bombers Carrying Nuclear Weapons Violated Swedish Airspace

Fourth EstateThe Su-24M front-line bomber is manufactured by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company, based in Moscow, and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Sweden reportedly intercepted four suspected Russian nuclear bombers that violated their airspace earlier this month. Swedish media reported that two Su-24 bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 fighters intruded into Swedish airspace but were intercepted by a pair JAS 39 Gripen …

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More than 49,000 Pieces of Wreckage from China Eastern Airline Flight MU5735 Recovered

Chinese authorities have found 49,117 pieces of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 and identified its passengers. Zhu Tao, head of the aviation safety office of the Civil Aviation Administration of China said that black box recovery efforts took a week …

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One Killed, Two Rescued After U.S. Navy Plane Crashes off Virginia Coast

Fourth EstateU.S. Navy E-2D Hawkeye in flight. - U.S. Navy

A U.S. Navy plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia, killing one crew member and two rescued, on Wednesday night. The E-2D Hawkeye, assigned to an East Coast Airborne Command and Control Squadron, crashed at about 7:30 PM on …

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China Allows NTSB Investigators to Join Crash Probe

Fourth EstateNTSB Investigators - NTSBgov

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday that China issued visas to American investigators and technical advisers to assist in the investigation into last week’s tragic crash of a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800. China has also issued …

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