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Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy speaks, after an EgyptAir plane vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo, during a news conference at headquarters of ministry in Cairo, Egypt May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

EgyptAir Jet Missing After Mid-Air Plunge, Greeks Find Floating Objects

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean south of Greece on Thursday, with Athens saying the plane swerved in mid-air before plunging from cruising height and vanishing.

May 19, 2016

Unresponsive U.S. Plane Crashes Off Jamaica: Official

Washington (AFP) — A small U.S. plane crashed in waters off Jamaica on Friday after flying for hours with an unresponsive pilot, for a while trailed by U.S. fighter aircraft, aviation officials said. The plane went down 14 miles north of Port Antonio on the northeast coast of the island, a Jamaican official told AFP, […]

September 5, 2014

Kerry Flies Commercial After Plane Trouble

Honolulu (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to go commercial for the nine-hour flight between Hawaii and Washington after his Air Force jet suffered a malfunction. Kerry, along with many staff members and reporters, including AFP, who had accompanied the top U.S. diplomat on his week-long world tour, on Thursday ended […]

August 15, 2014

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of Downing Plane; Moscow Attacks New Sanctions

By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian official on Thursday accused Russian forces of shooting down one of his nation’s warplanes the day before near their shared border, raising tensions between the two nations as Ukrainian troops continued their campaign against pro-Russia insurgents. The accusation came amid strong […]

July 17, 2014

Private Firms To Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Private companies specializing in deep ocean search will be hired to continue the quest to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia’s prime minister said Monday, and the cost could run more than $55 million and take six to eight months. The U.S. Navy’s robotic submarine Bluefin-21 has searched […]

April 28, 2014

Remote Ocean Swept For Jet

By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Navy dispatched its most technologically advanced search aircraft to an empty quarter of the Indian Ocean on Thursday to look for two large pieces of debris that may provide the first physical evidence in the investigation of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Experts were hopeful that […]

March 21, 2014

Co-Pilot Of Ethiopian Airliner Hijacks His Own Plane

GENEVA — A co-pilot of Ethiopian Airlines hijacked his own plane with some 200 people on board and diverted it to Geneva on Monday, as the Swiss air force remained on the ground due to budget constrictions. When flight number ET 702 landed at Geneva airport instead of its planned destination at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, […]

February 17, 2014