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Investigators: Pilots battled bad sensors on Boeing jets

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/21/19, 12:43 pm

The Indonesian transportation safety agency on Thursday released more details from the October 2018 Lion Air plane crash, revealing disturbing similarities between it and the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month. The day before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia on Oct. 29, an off-duty pilot averted a nosedive during a flight from Bali to Jakarta.

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New Zealand adopts gun reforms

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/21/19, 10:42 am

New Zealand on Thursday outlawed “military-grade” semi-automatic weapons after 50 people died in two shootings at mosques in Christchurch on Friday. The restrictions also cover high-capacity magazines and accessories such as pistol grips, folding or telescopic butts, and flash suppressors. A sales ban takes effect immediately to prevent people from stockpiling the weapons, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, and a complete ban will follow.

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Dutch shooting suspect faces terrorism charges

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/21/19, 10:30 am

Dutch prosecutors said Thursday they will charge Gokmen Tanis, the main suspect in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, with offenses that include murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent. Investigations so far indicate the alleged gunman acted alone in Monday’s attack that killed three and left three others seriously injured. Investigators are looking into whether the shooter’s actions “flowed from personal problems combined with radicalized ideology,” the prosecutors’ office said in a statement.

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