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Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

Bodies being recovered after Nepal plane crash

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Bodies have been recovered from wreckage after a plane crashed at an airport, officials in Nepal have confirmedThe US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at about 2.20pm local time.Airport spokesman Prem Nath Thakur told the Kathmandu Post the aircraft veered off the runway while it was landing and crashed onto a nearby football pitch.Government spokesman Narayan Prasad Duwadi confirmed deaths as a result of the crash."We just pulled out dead bodies and injured from the debris," he said. Another official said 20 people so far had been taken to hospital.Image:Smoke rising from the aircraft. Pic: @saazan_gozimo/InstagramThe plane is believed to have taken off from Dhaka, Bangladesh, before crashing at the airport. Witnesses said the aircraft burst...
Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains

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Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of southern Iran on Monday, where a plane carrying 65 people crashed the day before.The 59 passengers, two flight attendants, two pilots and two members of security forces aboard the commercial Aseman Airlines flight are presumed dead.Press TV reported that rescue teams reached the 14,400-foot high crash site before dawn on Monday, with improving weather conditions allowing helicopters to fly over the mountainous area.The ATR-72 plane, a twin-engine turboprop, was traveling from the capital Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj.Up to 26 teams of mountain climbers scoured the area on Monday looking for debris.The aircraft was brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years. It had been barred f...
All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

All 71 people on crashed Russian plane killed

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All 71 people travelling on a Russian plane which crashed near Moscow have been killed, according to Russian authorities.The AN-148 aircraft had disappeared from radars within two minutes of taking off from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow.Two bodies have been found at the site, according to an official at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry.An emergency services source told Tass news agency there are no survivors.Video:Crash debris strewn over snowy areaThe Emergencies Ministry said it had sent crews to the crash site, in Stepanovskoye.Russian media reports the crews could not get to the site by vehicle and had to go by foot.Image:Playback of the domestic flight which was going from Moscow to OrskTass news agency added that Russian authorities have confirmed fragments of the plane have bee...
Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

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A commercial jet carrying 168 people overshot an icy airstrip in northern Turkey on Saturday, getting wedged on a cliff just feet from the Black Sea. Despite the horrifying image of the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 seen teetering over a muddy cliff at Ankara-Tabzon Airport, all 162 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew were unharmed and were freed from its fuselage, the airline confirmed in a statement. The plane came dangerously close to going into the Black Sea. Afterward, the airport shut down operations until Sunday morning, and a probe was launched to figure out why the plane skidded off the runway, Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz told Reuters. Local prosecutors questioned four crew members and two pilots in the wake of the incident, authorities said. They said there were no si...
Malaysia to pay firm up to $70M if it finds missing plane

Malaysia to pay firm up to $70M if it finds missing plane

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Malaysia's government said Wednesday it will pay U.S. company Ocean Infinity up to $ 70 million if it can find the wreckage or black boxes of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 within three months, in a renewed bid to solve the plane's disappearance nearly four years ago. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said there was an 85 percent chance of finding the debris in a new 25,000 square kilometers (9,653 square miles) area — roughly the size of Vermont — identified by experts. The government signed a "no cure, no fee" deal with the Houston, Texas-based company to resume the hunt for the plane, a year after the official search by Malaysia, Australia and China in the southern Indian Ocean was called off. The plane vanished on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people