Aviation accidents and incidents

In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, photo provided by French Defense Communication and Audiovisual Department (ECPAD), French Defense Minister Florence Parly, third right, and French Army Chief of Staff Gen. Francois Lecointre pay their respects to the 13 French soldiers, in Gao, Mali. Parly arrived in northern Mali on Wednesday after a helicopter collision killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists, while some in the West African country debated France’s military presence. (Veronique Besnard/ECPAD via AP)
November 29, 2019 - 1:20 am
PARIS (AP) — France’s army chief of staff is dismissing an Islamic State group affiliate’s claim that it caused a helicopter collision in Mali that killed 13 soldiers. Gen. Francois Lecointre on Friday told French radio RFI that no shots were fired at the helicopters. The Islamic State in the...
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November 28, 2019 - 1:31 pm
KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Police in the Canadian city of Kingston say seven people have died after a small plane crashed in the area Wednesday evening. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team of four investigators to the scene of the crash, where they're examining and documenting...
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A woman lays flowers under portraits of French soldiers, Alex Morisse, left, Romain Salles de Saint Paul, center, and Nicolas Regard at the town hall of Pau, southwestern France, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Two helicopters collided on a moonless night and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, mourning its highest military death toll in nearly four decades. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
November 27, 2019 - 7:27 am
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — France’s defense minister Florence Parly was on her way to northern Mali on Wednesday after a helicopter collision killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic State group-linked extremists, while some in the West African country debated France’s military presence. The Monday...
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Rescuers attend the scene of an aircraft operated by private carrier Busy Bee which crashed in Goma, Congo Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. The plane carrying at least 17 passengers crashed Sunday on takeoff in Congo's eastern city of Goma in North Kivu province, killing those on board, officials said, and possibly people on the ground after the aircraft crashed into residential homes. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)
November 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
GOMA, Congo (AP) — A small plane crashed into homes shortly after takeoff Sunday in Congo’s eastern city of Goma, killing 26 people, including the aircraft’s passengers and crew, as well as residents on the ground, the government of the central African nation said. The 19-seat Dornier 228-200,...
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SunExpress CEO Jens Bischof speaks at a news conference at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The Turkish-German airline SunExpress announced Monday it will be buying 10 of the troubled Boeing 737-8 Max jets, grounded globally after crashes, in a deal worth $1.2 billion. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
November 22, 2019 - 2:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing has settled about half of the lawsuits filed in federal court over the October 2018 crash of a 737 Max jet off the coast of Indonesia. A Boeing spokesman said Friday that the company has settled 63 cases tied to the crash of a plane flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air. The company...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump watch as a U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, of Tarrant, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Knadle died in Afghanistan when his helicopter crashed while providing security for troops on the ground in eastern Logar Province. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 21, 2019 - 6:57 pm
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid respects Thursday to two Army officers who were killed when their helicopter crashed this week in Afghanistan, holding his salute until each of the flag-draped cases containing their remains were returned to their grieving families...
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November 19, 2019 - 11:21 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details. The statement said the cause of the crash is under investigation but that preliminary reports do not indicate it was...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The National Transportation Safety Board is meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Washington to consider the cause of a deadly engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight last year. The incident killed a passenger who was blown partly out of the plane when a piece of the engine shattered the window next to her. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 19, 2019 - 3:31 pm
Federal safety officials say Boeing should redesign part of the casing on some engines to prevent the kind of accident that occurred when engine debris blew out a window on a Southwest Airlines plane and killed a passenger. The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that the April...
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From left; Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Stanley A. Deal, Air Astana chief planning officer Alma Aliguzhinova and Air Astana chief operating officer Anthony Regan pose after a news conference at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. Kazakhstan's national carrier Air Astana announced Tuesday a letter of intent to purchase 30 of Boeing's 737-8 Max jets for its new budget airliner FlyArystan. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
November 19, 2019 - 8:28 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier as the Chicago-based company works to try and win U.S. regulatory approval to get the airplane back in the sky by early...
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Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, center, shakes hands with Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of the Dubai-based long-haul carrier Emirates, at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. The Dubai-based airline Emirates announced Monday a new order for 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350-900 planes in a deal worth $6.4 billion. This brings the airline's total order for the aircraft to 50 Airbus A350s costing $16 billion at list price. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
November 18, 2019 - 5:43 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus nailed down $30 billion in new plane orders on the second day of the Dubai Airshow after previous rounds of the biennial showcase saw its competitor Boeing take the lion’s share of deals. The largest deal came from the Middle East’s biggest carrier, the...
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