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  • Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash

    Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash
    An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the...
  • U.S. investigators head to Ukraine to study Malaysia Airlines crash

    The FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board are sending a team of investigators to Ukraine to help investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, officials said Friday. The plane is believed to have been shot down by a surface-to-air...
  • 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...
  • Public donates to 2 sisters and their mom, all widowed in plane crash

    Public donates to 2 sisters and their mom, all widowed in plane crash
    More than $50,000 has been donated to two pregnant sisters and their mother who were all widowed when their husbands were killed in a plane crash earlier this month near Lake Elsinore. The donation -- made possible through a Go Fund Me page created...
  • Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt

    Small plane crashes in Pompano Beach; two fliers unhurt
    Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a small plane at Pompano Beach Airpark. The plane's two occupants were uninjured Tuesday night when the single-engine Alpha Trainer fixed-wing aircraft lost power, hit some trees and struck a...
  • Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim

    Quinn Lucas Schansman first American identified as Malaysia jet victim
    President Obama on Friday identified the first, and so far only, known American citizen aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch and American citizenship, Jen Psaki, a...
  • Obama: Pro-Russia separatist missile downed Malaysian airliner

    WASHINGTON A sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired from a part of Ukraine controlled by Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, according to available evidence, President Barack Obama said Friday. He confirmed that one American,...
  • Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy

    Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy
    Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity. The crash of...
  • Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again

    Inside Malaysia Airlines, tears and shock as tragedy strikes again
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - It started with another late-night phone call, another rush to the airport, where familiar faces in a familiar setting tried to make sense of nearly 300 more lives lost in the second disaster to strike Malaysia Airlines in the...
  • At least four French on board crashed Malaysia Airlines flight: minister

    PARIS (Reuters) - The Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday carried at least four French nationals on board, France's foreign minister said on Thursday. Asked about reports there were four French nationals aboard the...
  • Malaysian jet disaster hits Australian family for second time

    Malaysian jet disaster hits Australian family for second time
    An Australian couple who lost a son and daughter-in-law on a Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared in March are again mourning after more relatives were killed when their plane was downed in Ukraine, media reported on Friday. Irene and George Burrows,...