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Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilot

Venezuelan police surround fugitive chopper attack pilotOscar Perez, a rogue helicopter pilot who vanished last year after dropping grenades on Venezuela’s Supreme Court, said Monday he and his companions were surrounded and pinned down by police marksmen. “They are firing at us with grenade launchers. Perez, a former elite police officer, is seen with other men in one of the videos, some of them armed.



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Airline Pilot Reportedly Slaps Co-pilot, Abandons Cockpit Mid-flight

Airline Pilot Reportedly Slaps Co-pilot, Abandons Cockpit Mid-flightTwo pilots for an Indian airline have been suspended after starting a fight and abandoning the cockpit in the middle of a flight. The Jet Airways flight from London to Mumbai was left unmanned on New Year’s Day when the pilots erupted in an argument



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China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: Xinhua

China to expand corruption supervision pilot scheme nationwide: XinhuaChina will expand a pilot project for anti-graft supervision reforms nationwide next year that will consolidate existing corruption agencies, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, as President Xi Jinping expands his signature policy drive. Xinhua said in a report published late on Saturday China’s top legislature adopted a decision calling for new supervisory commissions to be set up by the People’s Congresses at provincial, city and county-levels to “supervise those exercising public power”. Xi’s signature anti-graft drive has jailed or otherwise punished nearly 1.4 million Communist Party members since 2012.



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Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Storm Warnings, Report Says

Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Storm Warnings, Report SaysSeveral United Airlines passengers reportedly had a harrowing time Tuesday when they got a tornado warning from their pilot instead of a welcome message.



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Pilot could face homicide charges over Portugal crash landing

Pilot could face homicide charges over Portugal crash landingA flight instructor and trainee pilot whose small plane killed two people during an emergency landing on a crowded Portuguese beach could face negligent homicide charges, prosecutors said Thursday. The two men refused to speak to reporters as they left court in Almada, across the River Tagus from Lisbon, where they were questioned behind closed doors. “The plane first hit the man, who had his back to it,” Filipe Janeira, 34, who was at the beach, told daily Jornal de Noticias.



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Pilot Awarded For Landing Plane Safely In Hailstorm

Pilot Awarded For Landing Plane Safely In HailstormThe Airbus A320 operated by AtlasGlobal took off from Istanbul, Turkey and was headed to Erkan, Cyprus on Thursday when it was met with a shower of golf ball-sized hailstones after being in the air for just 10 minutes.



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Amelia Earhart: Photograph allegedly shows female pilot surviving crash and being captured by Japanese

Amelia Earhart: Photograph allegedly shows female pilot surviving crash and being captured by JapaneseA newly discovered photograph may show that Amelia Earhart survived her mysterious crash, and lived out the rest of her life in Japanese custody. For 80 years, Earhart’s fate was unknown, thought to have perished after a suspected plane crash over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937. The fresh photo was discovered in America’s National Archives, an independent agency that is charged with documenting and preserving historical records related to the US.



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Missing Venezuelan chopper pilot behind grenade attack reappears

Missing Venezuelan chopper pilot behind grenade attack reappearsA Venezuelan helicopter pilot who vanished after dropping grenades on the Supreme Court has reappeared in an online video, as justices on Wednesday considered whether to hold a trial that would remove the country’s defiant chief prosecutor. Oscar Perez — who claims support from members of the military, police and public servants — urged Venezuelans in the video posted late Tuesday to “stand firm in the streets” in their protests against socialist President Nicolas Maduro. On Tuesday anti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas and elsewhere.



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Pilot said engine failed before fiery freeway crash

Pilot said engine failed before fiery freeway crashLOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of a small plane told air traffic controllers he had lost an engine before the aircraft crashed on a busy freeway near a Southern California airport and exploded into flames, injuring the pilot and his fiancé.



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Pilot Tells Passengers to 'Pray' During Shaky Flight That Was 'Like Being in a Washing Machine'

Pilot Tells Passengers to 'Pray' During Shaky Flight That Was 'Like Being in a Washing Machine'The pilot sounded calm, but was heard telling passengers he was scared too.



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