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Video: ATR-72 clips bridge, crashes into river

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – A Taiwanese commercial flight with 53 passengers aboard clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island’s capital of Taipei on Wednesday morning. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said at least 10 people were being taking to safety after the incident but gave no immediate information about the other passengers and crew aboard ...

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Video: Pilot has enough of flying, decides to go on a cruise

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A pilot survives a dramatic Pacific Ocean crash. The Coast Guard says the incident, which took place last Sunday, involved a single-engine airplane carrying a pilot about 250 miles off the island of Maui. Traveling from Tracy to Maui, the pilot radioed authorities at 12:30 p.m. planning to ditch his Cirrus SR-22 aircraft because of dwindling fuel. The Coast Guard ...

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Video: NASA Antares explodes during launch

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A rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after it was launched at Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday night, sending a massive fireball into the sky. The rocket, known as the Antares, carried an unmanned cargo ship loaded with 5,000 pounds of supplies such as food, tools, parts and experiments. It was also carrying ...

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Breaking: Amsterdam departed 777 shot down over Ukraine

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which departed from Amsterdam Schiphol, The Netherlands, was shot down over Ukraine this afternoon. The Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with Kuala Lumpur as its destination had 298 souls on board. The aircraft crashed on the outskirts of the east Ukrainian town of Donetsk, about 50 kilometers from the Russian border. The Ukrainian government confirms that ...

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