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Raw video shows site of small passenger plane crash

Raw video shows site of small passenger plane crashSmall passenger plane crashed into a soybean field in Oklahoma.



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Passenger Tossed From Flight in Dispute With Flight Attendant Over Airplane Mode in Indiana

Passenger Tossed From Flight in Dispute With Flight Attendant Over Airplane Mode in IndianaRobyn Rodgers, of New York, took to Instagram to discuss the incident.



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British passenger dies after falling from plane at Dalaman airport in Turkey

British passenger dies after falling from plane at Dalaman airport in TurkeyA British man died after falling from a plane on to a runway at Dalaman airport in south-west Turkey early on Tuesday morning. Local media reported that staff were trying to remove the 30-year-old when he fell from a door. The unconscious passenger was taken to hospital where he was found to have broken ribs. The man – named by a relative as Andrew Westlake – never regained consciousness before dying later that day, according to Hurriyet newspaper. It reported that the man had spent three days at the airport waiting for a flight home after losing his ticket. After finally boarding the aircraft at 3am he became argumentative with cabin crew and was ordered off the plane as a risk to flight safety. Dalaman airport serves the south-west of Turkey, including resorts such as Marmaris Credit: Alamy Stock Photo An investigation has been launched. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Turkey and are in touch with the local authorities.” Dalaman airport is one of the country’s busiest and serves seaside resorts including Marmaris and Fethiye, which are popular with British tourists. Some four million passengers pass through the airport each year, and it handles airlines including EasyJet and seasonal charters operated by Thomson Airways.



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Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 people

Passenger plane crashes in Cuba, killing more than 100 peopleBy Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said. The aircraft, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed shortly after taking off from Havana at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).



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More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba

More than 100 people killed as passenger plane crashes in CubaAn ageing airliner carrying 110 people crashed shortly after take off from Havana airport in Cuba on Friday, leaving just three survivors in the country's worst aviation disaster in three decades. The 39-year-old Boeing 737 had taken off on an internal flight when it went down into a cassava field not far from the end of the runway just after midday,  bursting into flames and leaving huge plumes of black smoke. A local resident told Granma, the Cuban state newspaper, that the plane crashed after it attempted to return to the airport – making a turn and clipping electricity cables, then plummeting to the ground. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the Cuban president, visited the scene immediately and said: "There is a high number of people who appear to have died. "Things have been organised, the fire has been put out, and the remains are being identified." Granma reported there was a baby aged under two on board, plus four children. The Cubana Airlines Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport when the accident happened Credit: ADALBERTO ROQUE/ AFP The paper also said that the crew was “foreign” and that there were foreigners on board, but did not give details. The three survivors were taken to the Calixto Garcia hospital, in the Vedado district of Havana. Families of those on board were asked to bring photos of their loved ones to the scene, to assist with identification. The Boeing 737 had just left the Jose Marti airport en route to the town of Holguin – a flight of around an hour and a half. The plane crashed near a school and lay in a farm field, heavily damaged and burnt, with firefighters spraying water on its smouldering remains. Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the crash site Credit: AFP What appeared to be one of the wings of the plane was wedged among scorched tree trunks, but the main fuselage appeared to have been entirely destroyed. Firefighters and rescue workers combed through the wreckage, but there seemed little chance of finding survivors. The plane was believed to be a Cubana airlines flight. Mercedes Vazquez, director of air traffic, told Prensa Latina that the plane was owned by Damojh – a Mexican company which operates under the name Global. At a glance | Cuba  A Global employee told AP that the plane was theirs. Cuban state television had earlier claimed that the plane was owned by Blue Panorama, an Italian firm, but they denied involvement. The Cuban state carrier had suspended its own domestic flights in March owing to a shortage of aircraft, according to security site Garda World. Cubana has also taken many of its aging planes out of service in recent months due to mechanical problems. The airline is notorious among Cubans for its frequent delays and cancellations, which Cubana blames on a lack of parts and airplanes due to the US trade embargo on the island. Friday's crash was Cuba's third major fatal accident since 2010. A survivor is loaded into an ambulance Credit: AFP Last year, a Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board. In November 2010, an AeroCaribbean flight from Santiago to Havana went down in bad weather as it flew over central Cuba, killing all 68 people, including 28 foreigners, in what was Cuba's worst air disaster in more than two decades. The last Cubana accident appears to have been on Sept. 4, 1989, when a chartered Cubana plane flying from Havana to Milan, Italy, went down shortly after takeoff, killing all 126 people on board, as well as at least two dozen on the ground. Cubana's director general, Capt. Hermes Hernandez Dumas, told state media last month that Cubana's domestic flights had carried 11,700 more passengers than planned between January and April 2018. It said that 64 per cent of flights had taken off on time, up from 59 per cent the previous year. "Among the difficulties created by the US trade embargo is our inability to acquire latest-generation aircraft with technology capable of guaranteeing the stability of aerial operations," he said. "Another factor is obtaining part for Cubana's aircraft."



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China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murder

China's Didi suspends car-pool service after passenger murderChinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said Friday it would suspend its car-pool service for a week as it deals with an outcry over the murder of a flight attendant found dead after ordering a ride home. The 21-year-old woman, identified by police only by her surname Li, was killed the night of May 6, according to police in the central city of Zhengzhou, with state media reporting that she was found half-naked and stabbed at least 20 times. Li, who worked for Chinese budget carrier Lucky Air, had ordered a ride using Didi’s Hitch service, which pairs up commuters heading in the same direction.



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Cracked window forces US passenger jet diversion

Cracked window forces US passenger jet diversionA cracked window forced a Southwest Airlines passenger jet bound from Chicago to Newark to divert Wednesday, two weeks after a midair engine explosion shattered a window on another of the company’s Boeing 737s. “The aircraft has been taken out of service for maintenance review, and our local Cleveland employees are working diligently to accommodate the 76 customers on a new aircraft to Newark,” it said in a statement. The Boeing 737-700 took off from Chicago Midway International Airport at 8:53 am (1353 GMT) and landed in Cleveland at 10:46 am, according to the FlightAware website.



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Ford shifts focus, discontinues most passenger cars

Ford shifts focus, discontinues most passenger carsFord announced this week that it’s phasing out production for most of its traditional cars, excluding the Mustang and a new Focus crossover, in favor of larger vehicles.



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Police repeatedly Taser airline passenger accused of groping and racist remarks

Police repeatedly Taser airline passenger accused of groping and racist remarksA man has been shocked repeatedly with a Taser gun and arrested on board a plane after he allegedly groped another passenger, Miami police said. According to American Airlines, there was a “disagreement” between Jacob Garcia, 28, and others on Flight 2446 as the aircraft was waiting to depart Miami International Airport for Chicago. The dispute started after Mr Garcia allegedly touched a woman without her permission, according to an arrest report.



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Chaos Aboard Flight as Police Use Stun Gun to Arrest, Remove Passenger

Chaos Aboard Flight as Police Use Stun Gun to Arrest, Remove PassengerA female passenger on the plane said that he'd allegedly touched her.



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