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Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America

Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on AmericaChina is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.



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America's P-8 Poseidon Submarine Killer: The Plane North Korea, Russia and China Hate

America's P-8 Poseidon Submarine Killer: The Plane North Korea, Russia and China HateAs trans-Pacific relations assume new prominence in the twenty-first century, the P-8 will remain one of a number of means by which the United States and other operators assert their presence over international waters. In the event of conflict, they would also serve a vital role hunting down marauding submarines and tracking the movements of surface adversaries. There is a decent chance you have already flown on one of the U.S. Navy’s key new aircraft—or rather, the 737 airliner it is based on.



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U.S. Navy plane scours South Atlantic in search for Argentine sub

U.S. Navy plane scours South Atlantic in search for Argentine subMore than 30 aircraft and ships from Argentina, Britain, Brazil, the United States, Chile and other countries are participating in the effort to find the ARA San Juan submarine, which disappeared on Nov. 15 with 44 crew members on board. “It’s great to be able to utilize everything we have – all the training we have, the equipment we have – in order to come down here to Argentina to help find this submarine,” said mission commander Lieutenant Zachary Collver, a 32-year-old pilot from Washington state. Midway through its seven-hour flight, the U.S. plane changed course, picked up speed and descended toward the ocean surface.



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U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missingA U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region. Eight other people were rescued and transferred to the carrier where they were in good condition, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. “Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft on scene,” the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a news release.



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ARA San Juan: Object detected by US Navy plane near area where Argentinian submarine went missing 'not the lost sub'

ARA San Juan: Object detected by US Navy plane near area where Argentinian submarine went missing 'not the lost sub'An object detected by a US Navy plane near the area where a missing Argentinian submarine sent its last signal is “not the lost sub”, officials said. The agonising wait for news of the whereabouts of the ARA San Juan has intensified in recent days as fears grow that the oxygen supply on board could be running low. If the German-built submarine, in service for more than three decades, had sunk or was otherwise unable to rise to the surface since it gave its last location on 15 November, it would be using up the last of its seven-day oxygen supply.



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US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive

US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found aliveTOKYO (AP) — Eight people aboard a Navy plane that crashed Wednesday in the Pacific were recovered in good condition and a search continues for three other missing personnel, the Navy said.



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U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crash

U.S. airman killed in Texas plane crashThe two-seat, T-38 Talon jet crashed about 4 p.m. Monday, roughly 14 miles northwest of the air base near U.S. 90 in Del Rio, Texas, officials said. The surviving pilot was transferred to Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. Base officials were not available for comment late Monday.



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New Video Shows Roy Halladay Plane Crash

New Video Shows Roy Halladay Plane CrashThere is new video showing the moment the Hall of Fame pitcher crashed his plane into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday.



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Roy Halladay was among 1st to fly model of plane he died in

Roy Halladay was among 1st to fly model of plane he died inLOS ANGELES (AP) — The tiny sport plane Roy Halladay was flying when he fatally crashed into the Gulf of Mexico was made for entry-level pilots like him, though the plane's chief designer and test pilot died while flying one earlier this year, officials and experts said.



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Plane caught in gust of wind makes intense 'touch and go' landing

Plane caught in gust of wind makes intense 'touch and go' landingA windstorm in central Europe made for a scary situation for a plane attempting to land in Salzburg, Austria, on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Scared of flying? For the love of God, don't watch this video. The Enter Air plane from Frankfurt, Germany, made a "touch and go" landing as seen in the passenger video above. Here's the windy landing from outside the plane: The deadly storm, referred to as windstorm Herwart, brought in winds over 100 mph throughout central Europe. The extreme winds caught the aircraft as it was landing. The right wing dropped and the flight crew attempted a go-around in Salzburg before heading back to Frankfurt. It later landed safely there. All passengers and crew were reportedly safe after the incident. We've reached out Poland-based Enter Air for more details about the scary landing. WATCH: Man carried off into the clouds in 'UP'-style stunt



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