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At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

At least seven survivors after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Pakistan

World
At least seven people have survived after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed in Karachi with 98 people on board.Flight PK 8303 went down in a residential area of the city on Friday as the Airbus A320 plane, carrying 91 passengers and seven crew, was approaching Jinnah International Airport. The airline said the pilot had reported technical issues and witnesses said the aircraft, flying from Lahore, attempted to land two or three times before hitting a mobile tower and crashing into houses in the Model Colony area, a few miles away from the airport. ...
CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show

CES 2020: Segway’s prototype wheelchair crashes at tech show

Technology
Segway's prototype wheelchair crashed during a demonstration at the CES tech show. The S-Pod - a self-balancing electric wheelchair - was being tested by a journalist at the time. The rider had accelerated the vehicle before accidently crashing into a wall. Its maximum speed is 24mph (38km/h). The company said no one was injured. The crash made the S-Pod unavailable for further demos, but analysts say the company should not face lasting damage. "In no way is a [malfunction] a total loss. It is still a sign to the public that the company is close to the finished product," said Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research. The S-Pod is designed to be driven in enclosed spaces such as airports, theme parks and work campuses.Seg...
12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan

12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan

World
Authorities suspended some flights in Kazakhstan after a jetliner carrying 98 people crashed shortly after takeoffBy VLADIMIR TRETYAKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA Associated PressDecember 27, 2019, 9:44 PM4 min readALMATY, Kazakhstan -- A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said. The Bek Air jet, identified as a 23-year-old Fokker 100, hit a concrete wall and a two-story building soon after departing from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital, airport officials said. The aircraft's tail also struck the runway twice during takeoff, indicating that it struggled to get off the ground, Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar said. Fifty-four people people were reported hospi...
Plane crashes into building with almost 100 people on board

Plane crashes into building with almost 100 people on board

World
By Sharon Marris and Alix Culbertson, news reporters At least 12 people are dead after a plane crashed into a two-storey building near an airport in Kazakhstan.The Bek Air plane was carrying 93 passengers and five crew members when it took off from the airport in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city.It was bound for the country's capital Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana, when it crashed at 7.22am after losing height during take-off. Image: The crash scene near Almaty's airport has been cordoned off. Pic: Ministry of Internal Affairs Image: Emergency and security personnel are at the site of the crash The aircraft hit a conc...
Boeing takes $5bn compensation hit over 737 MAX crashes

Boeing takes $5bn compensation hit over 737 MAX crashes

Business
Boeing is taking a $ 4.9bn (£3.9bn) charge to compensate airlines following the prolonged grounding of the 737 MAX fleet after two crashes.The crisis-hit firm said lost sales, reduced production and the compensation payments it was expecting to hand over to date would cost it $ 6.6bn (£5.3bn). The sum does not include any provision for lawsuits expected to be filed by the families of those killed. Boeing boss refuses to quit after two deadly pl