Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia, 19 passengers feared dead

A file photo of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter Nineteen people are feared dead after a Russian helicopter crash-landed in the country’s Yamal Peninsula in northwestern Siberia. The Mi-8 transport helicopter, operated by Skol Airlines, went down with 22 people on board in the Yamal Peninsula, located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia in early hours of Saturday […]

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FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the US Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations. Yesterday a hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in central Texas, and it appeared no one survived. Authorities would […]

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A year since doomed Germanwings flight

In a solemn day of remembrance, grieving families gathered in a French Alpine village to pay homage to loved ones a year after the co-pilot of a Germanwings plane flew the passenger jet into a mountainside, killing all 150 people aboard. Hundreds of people attended Thursday’s commemoration that began with a private ceremony and a […]

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