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Apocalyptic Donetsk airport video reveals aftermath of E. Ukraine standoff
Footage has emerged of Donetsk International Airport resembling an airplane graveyard. Strewn everywhere are torn parts, fuselages split in half and other debris – a remnant of months of fighting between the Kiev government and the Donetsk opposition.

18.12.2014 12:20

Early exit? Chinese first-time flyer opens plane emergency door
A Chinese first-time flyer has opened an emergency door in a plane to get some fresh air. Luckily, he did not cause any harm, and the offense is being treated leniently compared to previous incidents aboard Chinese planes.

18.12.2014 14:10

Russia not attacking west, just defending its interests - Putin
Russia is protecting its national interests, but it not attacking any western nations politically, Russian President Vladimir Puitn said.

18.12.2014 11:01

US servicemen in first ground battle with ISIS – Kurdish media
​American forces were involved in their first ground battle with Islamic State fighters, according to Kurdish media outlet Shafaq News, near the Ain Al-Assad base in the Anbar province of Iraq early Sunday. The report could not be independently verified.

17.12.2014 16:23

Hot Shots? RAF’s £150 mn fighter jet could ‘shut down’ in midair due to overheating fault
The Royal Air Force’s next generation F-35 fighter jet could “shut down” in mid-flight if its fuel overheats, US test pilots have discovered. The fault is the latest in a string of embarrassments for military chiefs and manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

16.12.2014 16:04

‘I can’t breathe’: G4S guards accused of migrant man's death found innocent
​Three security guards from the controversial security firm G4S have been cleared of manslaughter, despite accusations they killed a 46-year-old man by forcibly restraining him on a charter airline flight.

16.12.2014 17:09

Moscow to Sweden: Alleged 'colliding' jet 70km from civil route, used NATO tactics
Russia’s Defense Ministry has dismissed Sweden’s accusation that an unresponsive Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger plane over the Baltic Sea. The ministry added that NATO planes in the area also have their transponders turned off.

14.12.2014 03:08

'About to land, but #selfie first': Instagram-addicted pilots defy cockpit rules
The temptation of flying high in social media inspires dozens of cockpit crewmembers to shoot and post stunning aerial views and selfies, while on duty. They do so despite it being against the rules, and even at critical moments of takeoff and landing.

13.12.2014 11:31

Air Force repaints its trucks because of F-35s
Plagued with chronic cost overruns and delayed deliveries, the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has yet another issue threatening the plane’s safety record: the dark-green, heat-absorbing trucks used to refuel the jet need a new paint job.

09.12.2014 15:11

Late Total CEO honored by famed Russian orchestra, conductor
St. Petersburg’s famous Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra led by conductor Valery Gergiev held a concert of Russian and French music in memory of the late CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow.

09.12.2014 00:03

6 dead after aircraft crashes into house in Maryland
Six people have been confirmed dead after a plane crashed into a house in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Three were on board the small aircraft, while the other three were inside of the house, local emergency services said.

08.12.2014 17:20

Passenger jet near-miss with drone at Heathrow
A passenger airplane almost collided with an unidentified drone near Heathrow marking the first such incident in the biggest UK airline hub’s history, British media revealed on Sunday citing a report due to be published next week.

07.12.2014 21:01