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Emirates crew member dies after fall from plane in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | An Emirates crew member has died after falling out of an emergency door of an aircraft parked at Uganda’s Entebbe airport, a hospital official said. Francis Sekandi, spokesman for the Kisubi hospital where the female crew member was taken for emergency treatment following the fall …

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Google guru Page tests flying taxis in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand | AFP | Pilot-less flying taxis are being tested in New Zealand as part of a project backed by Google co-founder Larry Page that supporters say will revolutionise personal transport. New Zealand regulators late Tuesday approved plans for Zephyr Airworks, a subsidiary of Page’s company Kitty Hawk, …

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Qatar Airways cuts prices to woo customers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Middle East carrier, Qatar Airways, is slashing prices by up to a quarter to customers, increasing competition in the aviation industry. The airline announced that it will offer passengers discounts of up to 25 % on all cabin classes. Passengers travelling with friends and …

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Nigeria plane makes emergency landing in Ghana

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  A Nigerian plane made an emergency landing in Ghana after smoke was detected in the cabin, officials said Friday, in the latest incident to hit domestic and foreign airline operators. The aircraft, owned by Arik Air, was travelling from Lagos to Accra on Tuesday when …

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Flying cars eye takeoff at Geneva Motor Show

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | After gracing our screens for decades, flying cars are about to shift gears from dream to reality, with the unveiling of a commercial model in Geneva this week. From James Bond to The Jetsons, flying cars have long captured our imaginations, but now a Dutch …

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MH370 hunt likely to end mid-June: official

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | A new hunt for flight MH370 is expected to end by mid-June, Malaysian authorities said Saturday, as families marked four years since the disappearance of the plane amid renewed hope. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people — mostly …

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Nigeria launches probe after plane overshoots runway

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s aviation authorities said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt. The incident involving a Dana Air Boeing MD-83 jet happened at about 7:30 pm (1830 GMT) on Tuesday. …

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