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WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

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Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore, in honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyardBy SYLVIA HUI Associated PressFebruary 27, 2021, 10:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard.Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the private service for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Captain Tom, as he became known, inspired the U.K. during th
Indonesian divers discover body parts and pieces of fuselage after plane crash

Indonesian divers discover body parts and pieces of fuselage after plane crash

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Divers in Indonesia have found body parts and wreckage of the Boeing 737-500 jet that crashed with 62 people on board.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said officials had launched massive search efforts after identifying "the possible location of the crash site" in the Java Sea. He confirmed that human body parts, pieces of clothing and scraps of metal were found between Lancang Island and Laki Island on Sunday morning.Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto also said in a statement: "We received reports from the diver team that the visibility in the water is good and clear, allowing the discovery of some parts of the plane."We are sure that is the point where the plane crashed," he said, adding the objects found included broken pieces of fuselage with aircraft registration parts. ...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

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Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on boardBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressOctober 2, 2020, 10:08 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board.The office of Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne told The Associated Press the team will collect, organize and analyze all available information, evidence and intelligence about the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran, and will advise the Canadian go
Russian aircraft intercepts Norwegian plane in international airspace

Russian aircraft intercepts Norwegian plane in international airspace

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Russian military leader said Saturday that Russian fighter planes intercepted a Norwegian patrol aircraft over the Barents Sea for the third time in a row. The Russian state-run news agency TASS reported that on Saturday, Russian radars detected a target in international airspace headed toward Russian airspace and a fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it. Advertisement According to the Russian National Defense Control Center, an MiG-31 fighter with the Northern Fleet's air defense units identified the aircraft as a P-3S Orion maritime surveillance aircraft belonging to the Royal Norwegian Air Force. After the Norwegian aircraft turned away from Russian airspace, the MiG-31 returned to its home airfield, according to the Russian government. According to TASS, Saturday...
Russian Defense Ministry reports interception of U.S. spy plane

Russian Defense Ministry reports interception of U.S. spy plane

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July 11 (UPI) -- Russia's news agency reported Saturday that Russian fighter jets intercepted a U.S. spy aircraft over the Sea of Japan this week. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Russian radars detected the plane in international airspace over neutral waters, but headed toward Russian sovereign airspace. Advertisement "Sukhoi Su-35S and MiG-31BM [fighter jets] from the Eastern Military District's air defense forces on duty were scrambled to identify and intercept the target in midair. After approaching the target, they identified it as an RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force," said a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry published by the Russian news agency Tass. The defense ministry said the reconnaissance aircraft made a U-turn and flew away from...