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Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downing

Israel air force chief to give Moscow findings on plane downingIsrael’s air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military’s findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and his regime since Russian forces intervened in the war-torn country in late 2015. The Russia-bound delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, will “present the situation report… regarding all aspects” of the incident, the Israeli army said in a statement on Wednesday.



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Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane

Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian planeIsrael’s air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria’s coast, Israel’s military said. Israel on Tuesday blamed Syria, saying its anti-aircraft batteries “fired indiscriminately” and failed to ensure that no Russian planes were in the air. The army said Major-General Amikam Norkin and other senior officers would “present the situation report of the event regarding all aspects, including the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) inquiry.” The incident initially appeared likely to cause friction between two countries that back opposing sides in Syria’s complex civil war, with the head of the defense ministry in Moscow accusing Israel of indirectly causing it.



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Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coastThe ministry said that while Syrian anti-aircraft had mistakenly shot down the plane of a close ally, Israeli jets flying nearby had put the Russian jet in the path of danger, and it threatened to retaliate over what it called a hostile act. “As for retaliatory measures, they will be aimed first and foremost at further ensuring the safety of our military personnel and facilities in Syria.



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Turkey's Erdogan defends gift of luxury plane from Emir of Qatar

Turkey's Erdogan defends gift of luxury plane from Emir of QatarPresident Tayyip Erdogan has defended his decision to accept a luxury plane from Qatar at a time of economic hardship, saying it was a gift, not a purchase, and that it had been donated to the Turkish state, not to him personally. State broadcaster TRT Haber said last week the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani had given Erdogan the aircraft, which Turkish media said was a Boeing 747, sparking criticism from Turkey’s opposition. A lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Sezgin Tanrikulu, had expressed concern that the aircraft had been bought rather than donated, noting that Turkey was in an economic crisis, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.



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JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling ill

JFK airport: 10 passengers on Emirates plane taken to hospital after falling illAn Emirates plane has been quarantined at JFK airport in New York after approximately 100 passengers and crew members reported feeling ill. The plane, which arrived from Dubai at 9:12 am, was immediately taken to a location away from the terminal, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Medical personnel from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) then boarded to assist the ailing passengers, who complained primarily of fever and coughs.



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The Stratolaunch, the world’s largest plane

The Stratolaunch, the world’s largest planeThe largest plane ever constructed, the Stratolaunch, is set to make its first test flight later this year.



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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger dead

Small plane crashes on Phoenix street; pilot, passenger deadPHOENIX (AP) — A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said.



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Arizona plane crash: One dead after aircraft hits Phoenix roadway intersection

Arizona plane crash: One dead after aircraft hits Phoenix roadway intersectionThe identities of the victims were not immediately available, along with information into the cause of the fatal crash. The plane was an “amateur built” and “experimental” Acroduster aircraft, according to registration records listed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Aerial footage from local media showed at least one vehicle had endured damage from the crash, as firefighters worked to clear the roadway from the plane’s debris.



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Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheelMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Passengers of a plane from China that veered off a runway at Manila's airport and lost an engine and a wheel after landing hard in a rainstorm recalled Friday their brush with the terrifying mishap, with some of the 165 people on board expecting the worst.



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Chinese plane slides off Manila runway causing flight delays

Chinese plane slides off Manila runway causing flight delaysA Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain forcing dozens of flight cancellations on Friday, as engineers struggled to remove the stricken aircraft. The Xiamen Airlines plane, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass and ripping off its left engine late Thursday evening, airport general manager Ed Monreal said. All on board were safely evacuated from the aircraft with no serious injuries.



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