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Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authorities

Four planes make emergency landings in Chile and Peru after bomb threats: authoritiesBy Felipe Iturrieta and Aislinn Laing SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Four planes were forced to make emergency landings in Chile and Peru on Thursday due to bomb threats issued to the Chilean Civil Aviation Authority, it said in a statement. Two of the planes were operated by LATAM Airlines and two by Sky, a low-cost Chilean airline, the aviation authority said. The planes were undergoing checks of passengers, baggage, and their cabins and holds by police and airport security, it said. (Reporting by Aislinn Laing and Felipe Iturrieta, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)



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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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Iran Air to receive 5 ATR planes before US sanctions

Iran Air to receive 5 ATR planes before US sanctionsIran Air said Saturday it was set to take delivery of five new planes from Franco-Italian firm ATR just before renewed US sanctions go into effect. “Based on existing agreements, five new ATR aircraft will land at Mehrabad Airport at 9 am (0430 GMT) tomorrow (Sunday),” the national carrier said on its Telegram channel. The new ATR-72600 planes are part of a deal for 20 new aircraft that Iran Air agreed to buy in April 2017, of which eight have so far been delivered.



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Aeromexico crash: Stronger planes can mean fewer fatalities

Aeromexico crash: Stronger planes can mean fewer fatalitiesPassengers in plane crashes like the Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to better aircraft construction and safety standards, experts say.



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American Airlines tells Trump administration not to use its planes to transport migrant children separated from families

American Airlines tells Trump administration not to use its planes to transport migrant children separated from familiesAmerican Airlines has asked the federal government not to use its planes to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families, widening a backlash to a new Trump administration policy. Under the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal border crossings, adults are separated from their children so they can face prosecution. Deploring the family separations as “not at all aligned with the values of American Airlines”, the carrier said in a statement that it had asked the federal government to “immediately refrain” from bringing children separated from their parents due to the new policy on board their aircraft.



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Hundreds of planes in US and EU to undergo emergency inspections after fatal explosion on Southwest flight

Hundreds of planes in US and EU to undergo emergency inspections after fatal explosion on Southwest flightEmergency inspections will be carried out on hundreds of aircraft worldwide after an explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines flight led to the death of a passenger. The announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration comes after a woman was almost sucked out of a window on a flight from New York to Dallas on Tuesday, after “an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade”. Metal fatigue was believed to have led to a piece of a fan blade coming loose, according to investigators, which then smashed through the engine casing.



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Two pilots flying different planes report seeing a UFO within minutes of each other

Two pilots flying different planes report seeing a UFO within minutes of each otherTwo pilots flying different aircraft above Arizona have reported close encounters with an unidentified flying object (UFO). ABC News obtained an audio clip of a conversation between the two pilots and the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Centre. “OK, something did,” says the pilot of the Learjet plane.



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Lasers on planes used to reveal massive massive complex of Mayan ruins

Lasers on planes used to reveal massive massive complex of Mayan ruinsWith the high-tech help scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.



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California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationally

California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationallyStarting January 22nd California will begin issuing special identification cards for flying on an airplane and traveling internationally.



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UAE accuses Qatar of 'intercepting' 2 passenger planes

UAE accuses Qatar of 'intercepting' 2 passenger planesThe United Arab Emirates accused neighbouring Qatar of “intercepting” two Emirati passenger planes en route to Bahrain on Monday in the latest incident between the Gulf rivals. Qatar denied the allegations as “totally baseless” and hit back that they came “one day after a C-130 UAE military aircraft breached Qatari airspace”. Tensions have escalated in the Gulf since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut all ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of supporting Islamist extremists and being too close to Saudi Arabia’s arch-rival, Iran.



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