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Brazil grieves for football team killed in crash

Brazil grieves for football team killed in crash

A small Brazilian city will hold a massive funeral Saturday to honour its football team, wiped out at the height of their glory in a plane crash that killed 71 people.

Oman plane to evacuate 115 wounded from Yemen funeral raid

Oman plane to evacuate 115 wounded from Yemen funeral raid

An Omani aircraft landed in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Saturday to evacuate 115 of the most seriously wounded from a Saudi-led coalition strike on a funeral last weekend, a rebel official said.

Smoke-filled Jetstar plane forced to land in Brisbane

Smoke-filled Jetstar plane forced to land in Brisbane

A Jetstar plane was forced to land in Brisbane after the cabin filled with smoke en route from Sydney to Cairns, the Australian airline said on Friday.

Blazing toilet rolls help Australian medic plane land

Blazing toilet rolls help Australian medic plane land

It was a bizarre sight -- 20 toilet rolls set on fire and lined up in rows after being drenched in fuel. But for pilot Geoff Cobden, it was the only way he could safely land his plane in the dark of night in a remote area of Australia.

Skydiver to leap from 25,000 feet without a parachute

Skydiver to leap from 25,000 feet without a parachute

Fearless American skydiver Luke Aikins will leap out of a plane at 25,000 feet (7,600 metres) without a parachute and attempt to land safely in the California desert in a live television broadcast dubbed "Heaven Sent".

Black box from crashed EgyptAir plane retrieved

Black box from crashed EgyptAir plane retrieved

The cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 has been retrieved by search teams in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to crash into the sea killing all 66 people on board.

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and forced it to be diverted to Cyprus did so to draw attention to injustices in his homeland, his lawyer said on Monday.

Indian pilots grounded for mistaking road for runway

Indian pilots grounded for mistaking road for runway

An Indian airline has grounded two pilots for attempting to land their plane on a road which they mistook for a runway, the airline and reports said on Monday.

Schoolgirl sneaks onto Russian flight without ticket

Schoolgirl sneaks onto Russian flight without ticket

An 11-year-old Russian girl managed to fly from Moscow to Saint Petersburg after sneaking onto a plane by mingling with other passengers, authorities said.

Flight attendant leaves plane in Houston on emergency slide

Flight attendant leaves plane in Houston on emergency slide

A United Airlines flight attendant deployed an emergency evacuation slide on an airplane after it arrived in Houston and used it to exit a plane packed with passengers, an airline official said.

Syria rebels down regime plane, capture pilot

Syria rebels down regime plane, capture pilot

Rebels shot down a government warplane over the town of Al-Eis in northern Syria on Tuesday and captured one crew member alive, a rebel source told AFP.

Flydubai plane crashes in Russia, all 62 people on board killed

Flydubai plane crashes in Russia, all 62 people on board killed

All 62 people aboard a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed on its second attempt to land at Rostov-on-Don airport on Saturday, Russian officials said.