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Pakistan plane crashes, 21 bodies recovered

Islamabad, Pakistan | AFP |  At least 21 bodies have so far been recovered from the site of a plane crash in northwest Pakistan Wednesday, the military said. “Rescue effort continues. 21 bodies recovered so far,” the military, which is part of rescue efforts, said in a statement. There was …

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MH370 relatives in Madagascar to hunt for clues

Antananarivo, Madagascar | AFP | Relatives of missing MH370 passengers launched their own campaign to search for crash debris in Madagascar on Monday, hoping to solve the mystery of how the plane disappeared in 2014. Families from Malaysia, China and France gathered in the capital Antananarivo as frustration grows over …

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Nearly 60 percent of Nigerian flights delayed in 3 months

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  Nearly 60 percent of domestic flights were delayed in Nigeria in just three months to the end of September, local media reported on Monday, citing statistics from the country’s aviation regulator. The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) recorded 7,722 delays of the 13,097 scheduled flights …

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Uber lays out vision for flying commuter transit

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Uber on Thursday laid out a vision for on-demand aircraft that can whisk commuters to home or work in a fraction of the time it would take on the road. The ride-sharing giant assessed the feasibility of what it called “vertical take-off and …

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Strikes cause turbulence at Kenya Airways

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya Airways, already facing financial difficulties and a threatened pilots’ strike, cancelled five flights on Sunday after outsourced cabin crew walked off the job. While the stoppage only involved a small number of workers, it coincides with a deep malaise at the airline, which in …

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