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Pakistan plane crash: ‘All I could see was fire’

Pakistan plane crash: ‘All I could see was fire’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device One of the survivors of Friday's plane crash in the Pakistani city of Karachi has described his ordeal, saying all he could see "was fire".Passenger Muhammad Zubair was one of at least two passengers who survived after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A320 came down in a residential area.Health authorities in Sindh province said 97 deaths had been confirmed.The cause of the crash is not yet known.The pilot had reported a technical fault after one failed landing attempt, according local media, then issued a mayday call as the plane came down.It came days after Pakistan allowed commercial flights to resume after the country's coronavirus lockdown was eased.How did Muhammad Zubair escap...
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. ...
US military’s mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

US military’s mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

Technology
The Space Force has launched the military's mystery space plane again, this time with an extra load of science experimentsBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterMay 17, 2020, 3:13 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The U.S. military’s mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments. It’s the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane that's flown by remote control without a crew. Officials aren't saying how long the spacecraft will remain in orbit this time or the purpose of the mission. But a senior vice president for X-37B developer Boeing, Jim Chilton, noted each mission has been progressively longer. The previous mission lasted a record two years, with a touchdown
NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

NORAD, Royal Canadian Air Force intercept Russian plane off Alaskan coast

Business
March 10 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian forces worked together to intercept two Russian reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Alaska Monday, according to North America Aerospace Defense Command and the Royal Canadian Air Force. U.S. F-22 stealth jets and Canadian CF-18 fighters intercepted two Russian Tu-142 maritime aircraft in the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, Monday. The Russian aircraft did not enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, but did come "as close as 50 nautical miles to the Alaskan coast," according to NORAD's official Twitter account. According to NORAD, U.S. fighter jets escorted the Tu-142 in the Alaskan ADIZ for about four hours. "NORAD continues to operate in the Arctic across multiple domains," said General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, NORAD Commander. "As w...
First CMV-22B Osprey plane delivered to U.S. Navy

First CMV-22B Osprey plane delivered to U.S. Navy

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Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy and Boeing announced the delivery of its first tiltrotor CMV-22B Osprey-variant aircraft on Monday. The plane, built by Boeing and Bell Textron with 47 more ordered by the Navy, will replace the aging C-2A Greyhound fleet of planes. It is designed to transport personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, and is the only plane capable of carrying major components of F-35 engines directly to a carrier flight deck, a critical feature of Navy logistics. The first Navy CMV-22B Osprey was delivered to the Navy at Bell's manufacturing facilities in Amarillo, Texas. The planes will be based at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., and Naval Air Station Norfolk in Virginia. It completed it first flight on Jan. 21 in Amarillo. The plane, with i...