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  • China jails captain for deadly plane crash

    A Chinese court has jailed for three years the captain of a plane that crashed four years ago killing 44 people after finding him guilty of negligence, state media reported on Friday.
  • American Airlines plane diverted to Tokyo after being hit by winter storm, several hurt

    A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries. American Airlines Flight 280,...

    Air Force jet forced to land in Newport News after losing canopy during takeoff

    An Air Force jet was forced to land at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday after it lost a canopy during takeoff, a spokesman said. The rear canopy came off a T-38 A assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base during a...

    Delta plane struck by lightning lands at Newport News airport "without incident"

    A Delta plane landed at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport Tuesday afternoon after being struck by lightning, a spokeswoman said. The plane was struck about 2:30 p.m., said airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton. Delta  flight 5356 was...

    Pilot dies in crash of small plane in rural Virginia

    The pilot of a small plane died in a crash in rural Virginia west of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, police said. Benjamin J. Hummel, 33, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died at the crash site in Catlett, 45 miles west of Washington, Virginia State Police...