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  • Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral

    Final Facebook post of passenger of downed Malaysian flight goes viral
    Shortly after the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Thursday, one reported passenger's final Facebook post went viral -- and it might give you chills. According to the Huffington Post, Dutch passenger Cor Pan reportedly posted a photo of the ...
  • Prominent AIDS researcher Joep Lange among dead on Malaysian jet

    A prominent AIDS researcher and others en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, are among the victims in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down Thursday over eastern Ukraine. All 298 aboard Malaysia Airlines...
  • Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly after flying into storm: official

    Air Algerie jet plunged rapidly after flying into storm: official
    The Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali last week appears to have plummeted to the ground from an altitude of 10,000 meters in just a few minutes after flying into a storm, a senior official involved in the investigation was quoted as saying....
  • U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists

    U.S. official: Russia supplied missile launchers to separatists
    The United States has confirmed that Russia supplied sophisticated missile launchers to separatists in eastern Ukraine and that attempts were made to move them back across the Russian border after the Thursday shoot-down of a Malaysian jet liner, a U.S....
  • US officials: We still don't know who shot down Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON The United States is confident that the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine was downed by an SA-11 missile likely fired by pro-Russian separatists most plausibly by mistake but there still is no hard evidence tying the...
  • Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible

    Cockpit voice recorder in crashed Air Algerie jet unintelligible
    The cockpit voice recorder from the Air Algerie flight that crashed last month in northern Mali, killing all 116 passengers and crew, is unintelligible, investigators said on Thursday. The McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft, en route to Algiers, smashed...
  • Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014

     Editorial: A plane crash, Gaza and 'The July Crises' of 2014
    In history's taut nomenclature it was "The July Crisis": One century ago this week, the mighty powers of Europe were deciding whether they would parlay the assassination of an Austro-Hungarian archduke into a massive regional conflict. From afar, the...
  • Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says

    Malaysia jet most likely on autopilot when it crashed, Australia says
    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was most likely on autopilot when it crashed into the Indian Ocean further south than previously thought, Australian officials said on Thursday, as they charted the next phase of a so far fruitless search. The passengers and...
  • Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash

    Indiana University student among those killed in Malaysia airline crash
    An Indiana University student from Amsterdam was among those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine, killing all on board, the school said in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department of the...
  • France sends troops to secure crash site of Air Algerie plane

    France sends troops to secure crash site of Air Algerie plane
    Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Regional aviation officials said they...
  • Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes

     Asiana Airlines crash caused by pilot 'mismanagement,' NTSB concludes
    U.S. investigators on Tuesday said Boeing should consider modifying flight controls on the 777 jetliner in response to an Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco last July that killed three people and injured more than 180. The National Transportation...