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Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Chinese plane slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rainThe aircraft, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines spokesman Eric Apolonio told AFP. Its wings and engines were heavily damaged in the incident, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua, which also said the plane circled the airport for an hour before attempting to land. The incident forced a partial shutdown of the Philippines’ main airport.



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No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare Airport

No injuries reported after 2 planes collide at Chicago O'Hare AirportTwo planes collided on the ground at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Wednesday.



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Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a plane

Richard Russell: quiet, well-liked Seattle airport worker who stole a planeRussell, who was widely identified as the pilot on Saturday morning, was the sole victim in the crash. Russell’s death and the dramatic moments that preceded it – a passenger plane trailed by F-15 fighter jets cutting rolls against the setting sun – left those who knew him stunned and saddened.



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Family Of Airport Worker Who Crashed Plane 'Shocked, Devastated'

Family Of Airport Worker Who Crashed Plane 'Shocked, Devastated'The family of the Seattle airport worker who crashed a stolen commercial plane



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'Suicidal' airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

'Suicidal' airport worker steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airportA 29-year-old “suicidal” airport worker who commandeered an empty plane from Seattle’s main airport and took it on an hour-long flight chased by F-15 fighter jets before crashing into a small island did not commit any security violations, officials said Saturday. Horizon Air employee Richard Russell told an air traffic controller he was “just a broken man” minutes before dying late Friday in the Bombardier Q400 twin-engine turboprop plane, appearing to apologize for his actions. Law enforcement officials identified him to US media.



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'Suicidal' man steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

'Suicidal' man steals and crashes empty plane from Seattle airportTwo military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. An airline employee “conducted an unauthorized takeoff” of an airplane carrying no passengers at the major airport in the northwestern US state of Washington, airport officials said on Twitter. The aircraft “crashed in south Puget Sound,” Sea-Tac Airport said, adding that normal operations at the transport hub had resumed after a pause.



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Plane Stolen From SeaTac Airport Crashes On Island In Puget Sound

Plane Stolen From SeaTac Airport Crashes On Island In Puget SoundAll flights were grounded at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on



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'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport, is chased by F-15 jets and then crashes in the sea

'Suicidal' mechanic steals plane from Seattle airport, is chased by F-15 jets and then crashes in the seaTwo F-15 fighter jets were scrambled on Friday evening after the unauthorised take-off on an aircraft from a Seattle airport prompted a major security alert. There were no passengers on board when it crashed about 30 miles later, according to local police, who said they knew the identity of the 29-year-old mechanic at the controls and believed him to be suicidal. Flights were halted in and out of Seattle's international airport. Passengers on airliners took to social media to relay messages from air crew as they were told their flights would not be taking off. Alaska Air said a Q400 twin-engined plane, operated by its subsidiary Horizon, was involved. We are aware of an incident involving an unauthorized take-off of a Horizon Air Q400. We believe there are no passengers on board. More information as we learn more.— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) August 11, 2018 The unauthorised pilot could be earlier heard talking to air traffic control, in communications relayed on aviation websites, reporting that he believed one of his engines had failed. In response, he was told to stay low and over water.  Sitting on a plane at SeaTac Airport, a Horizon employee just hijacked an airplane. He is flying around the airport, he does not know how to land it. Happening right now. SeaTac airport.— Victoria (@Mickaleets) August 11, 2018 Witnesses described seeing the plane nose dive shortly after the F15s arrived in the vicinity. News crews following the story said they had spotted smoke coming from an island in southern Puget Sound just off the shoreline of Seattle.  #breaking smoke and flames barely visible on Ketron island. Witnesses tell me a commuter twin prop plane and two military aircraft were in area before what may be a crash. @KIRO7Seattlepic.twitter.com/tCcNvJBEVx— Terry Griffin (@TerryKIRO7) August 11, 2018 Law enforcement officers then tweeted that the plane had crashed and that they believed the pilot was suicidal. Stolen horizon airplane crashed into Ketron island. Preliminary info is that a mechanic from unknown airlines stole plane. Was doing stunts in air or lack of flying skills caused crash into Island— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) August 11, 2018 Male is confirmed a suicidal male. Acted alone he is 29 year old Pierce county residence . We are working back ground on him now.— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) August 11, 2018 The US Coast Guard was sending a 45-foot vessel to the crash scene after witnesses reported seeing a large plume of smoke in the air, according to Petty Officer. Some flights resumed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport later in the evening, although west-bound departures remained on the ground.



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Fetus Found in Bathroom of American Airlines Jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in New York City

Fetus Found in Bathroom of American Airlines Jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in New York CityThe grim discovery was made by a cleaning crew member.



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Report: Dead fetus discovered on American Airlines flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport

Report: Dead fetus discovered on American Airlines flight at New York's LaGuardia AirportA dead fetus was reportedly discovered by cleaning crews inside a toilet



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