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Chinese fighter planes power Taiwan for a second day as tensions mount

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chinese fighter jets approached Taiwan for the second straight year on Thursday, the island’s defense ministry said, urging China to stop “destroying regional peace” in an attempt to further escalate tensions in the sensitive strait. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has carried out numerous military exercises along its coast and near the island in …

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2 Russian planes “unsafe” intercept the US Air Force B-52 bomber

The Russian pilots crossed the B-52’s nose several times within 100 feet, and they said they also caused turbulence on the B-52 that limited its maneuverability. “Actions like this increase the potential for airborne collisions, are unnecessary and contravene good flying skills and international flight rules,” General Jeff Harrigian, commander of the US Air Forces in Europe and Commander of …

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German crash: Three die when planes arrive in Wesel

Image rights EPA According to official figures, three people died after an ultralight plane crashed into a house in Wesel in northwest Germany. The identity of the dead is not yet known. One child was also treated for injuries and shock. The plane could have carried two people. Images show serious damage to the roof of the house, in which …

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Iranian passenger plane forced to change course as U.S. fighter planes approached – Report Iran

Two U.S. fighter planes approached an Iranian passenger plane above Syrian airspace, causing the pilot to quickly change altitude to avoid collisions and injure multiple passengers, the official Iranian news agency IRIB reported. The agency initially said a single Israeli jet came close to the plane, but later quoted the pilot as saying there were two jets that identified themselves …

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Israeli fighter planes challenge Iranian passenger plane – Iranian media

Israeli fighter jets have come dangerously close to an Iranian passenger plane in Syrian airspace, reports the Iranian news agency Irib. The Mahan Air plane pilot is said to have to quickly change altitude, causing injuries to multiple passengers. The video posted by Irib shows a jet out of the plane’s window and a passenger with blood on his face. …

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Airplane crash on Coeur d’Alene Lake: Eight people are believed to be dead after two planes collided over Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Lake

A call came for two planes that collided over the lake around 2:20 p.m., Higgins told CNN Sunday. Two victims, both deceased, were recovered from the plane before sinking, Higgins said. The remaining six victims are still unregistered, but are believed to be dead, Higgins said. They include adults and children, but no further details were available. Investigators have not …

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Snowbirds crash: Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes fail in British Columbia

“This is an evolving situation,” the department said in a statement to CNN subsidiary CTV. “Our top priority during this time is to determine the status of our staff, the community and the emergency support staff.” “We are grateful for continued support from the forces, including Kamloops Airport’s aircraft rescue fleet, who are responding to the incident,” the statement said. …

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Boeing has a plan to get people back on planes

Text size Photo by David Ryder / Getty Images Boeing appointed an executive on Thursday to lead the company’s Confident Travel Initiative, the plan to help people get back on planes. Boeing (ticker: BA) appointed Mike Delaney, currently vice president of digital transformation at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, to the role that aims to minimize the health risks of air travel …

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Taiwan says China lures Kiribati with planes after losing another ally

TAIPEI (Reuters) – China offered planes and ferries to engage diplomatic relations with the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, Taiwan said Friday, when the self-governing island lost a second ally in less than a week due to Chinese pressure. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks at a press conference about Taiwan's decision to end diplomatic relations with the Pacific island …

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