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Uganda sports official Nuwagaba dies on plane to Dubai

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Nuwagaba, the treasurer of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) is dead.  The long time Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) official collapsed on an Emirates flight that was headed for Dubai Monday evening and later died. UAF president Dominic Otuchet confirmed the news, describing it as …

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Military plane crashes in DR Congo

At least 11 dead as DR Congo army plane crashes Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A transport plane chartered by the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transporter had just taken off with “several dozen …

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

  Mumbai, India | AFP |  An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi …

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Made-in-China passenger jet set to take wing today

Shanghai, China | AFP | China will on Friday conduct the maiden test flight of a home-grown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC), was set to take wing …

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Traces from EgyptAir victims point to blast on plane

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Traces of explosives have been found on victims’ remains from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean in May killing all 66 people on board, Egypt’s aviation ministry said Thursday. An official investigative committee which made the discovery has referred the case to Egypt’s …

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Colombia plane crash: What we know

The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with Messi on board  La Unión, Colombia | AFP | Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian …

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Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

La Unión, Colombia | AFP | The football world was plunged into mourning Tuesday after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing 75 people with six survivors, officials said. Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstar Lionel Messi led tributes to …

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