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Kazakhstan Plane Crash Kills All on Board

20 or 21 reported dead

(Newser) - A passenger jet carrying at least 20 people crashed today near Kazakhstan's principal city, Almaty, killing all on board, the airline and officials say. The SCAT airline said the plane carried 15 passengers and five crew. The Kazakh prosecutor-general's office said 21 people were aboard. The airline said... More »

Plane Blows Tires, Veers Off Runway

No one injured in that Newark incident

(Newser) - A United Express plane from western New York blew four tires as it landed at Newark and veered off a runway last night, authorities say. A Port Authority spokesperson says Flight 4480 from Rochester was landing in New Jersey when several rear tires blew. He tells the Star-Ledger that the... More »

Rivera Plane Owner: Pilot Must Have Had Heart Attack

Christian Esquino Nunez says he is not to blame

(Newser) - Christian Esquino Nunez, an executive of the company that owned the plane that Jenni Rivera died in, says it's "fair" for authorities to look into his shady past . But, though he was once imprisoned in the US for two years for falsifying maintenance records of planes he bought... More »

Marine Dies Pulling Friend From Plane Crash

Austin Anderson credited with saving Hannah Luce

(Newser) - When the Cessna he was traveling in with four friends went down in a Kansas field Friday, 27-year-old former Marine Austin Anderson managed to pull friend Hannah Luce, 22, from the burning wreckage. The other three passengers, including the pilot, died at the scene, while Anderson and Luce were somehow... More »

Pakistan Bars Airline Chief From Leaving Country

Investigation under way in crash that killed 127

(Newser) - The 127 people killed aboard a Pakistani jet that crashed yesterday may have been victims of deadly combination of factors: terrible weather, an old plane, and generally weak oversight of the nation's aviation industry. As the investigation gets under way, the government has barred the chief of Bhoja Air... More »

2011 on Track to Be Airlines' Safest Year Ever

But experts warn that we must keep working on safety

(Newser) - Assuming nothing terrible happens between now and Saturday, 2011 will close as the safest year ever for commercial aviation. For every 7.1 million fliers around the globe, there was about one passenger death, which will break the previous record of one per 6.4 million, set in 2004. But... More »

Model Hit by Propeller Loses Eye

More tragedy after horrific accident

(Newser) - The blogger model who lost her left hand after accidentally stepping into the propeller of a plane has now also lost her left eye. The family of Lauren Scruggs, 23, said they prayed in vain this week that the eye could be saved. “Along with the pain she was... More »

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