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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

Technology
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
Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

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Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane, which disappeared March 8, 2014, on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the nearly three-year official search last January. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the search conceded that authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the Boeing 777's disappearance, or its exact loca...
Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

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Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Twelve people, including 10 Americans, were killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica on Sunday, officials said.There were no survivors in the crash. Officials are still investigating what caused the plane to go down Sunday afternoon in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, located in the northwestern area of the country.Five victims came from the same family and one of the pilots, Juan Manuel Retana, was a cousin of former Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla, the BBC reported."A death has interrupted our family celebration. Our beloved cousin died as part of the crew of the plane that crashed in Guanacaste. Courage to his children and siblings and may he rest in peace. You will stay in our hearts dear #Juanmanuel Retana," Chinchilla wrote on Twitter.The plane was a private Cess...
Stray plane forces last-minute space launch delay

Stray plane forces last-minute space launch delay

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A space launch has been aborted just moments before lift-off after a small aircraft strayed into the rocket's hazard area.Commercial shipper Orbital ATK was within two minutes of launching its unmanned Antares rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia when the aircraft appeared six miles offshore, flying at around 500ft.It prompted the postponement of the launch, which will now take place on Sunday morning.Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is set to carry a capsule holding 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), supplying six astronauts with fresh fruit, vegetables, ice cream bars and equipment for experiments.Image:The rocket is raised into position at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in VirginiaThe cargo will help researchers conduct studies on how space's mic...