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Charter plane crashes in Mumbai

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/28/18, 11:01 am

At least six people died Thursday when a chartered plane crashed in Mumbai, India. Police said the plane went down on open land at the construction site of a multistory building in Ghatkopar district, a congested suburb in eastern Mumbai. Press Trust of India reported the casualties included two pilots and two flight engineers. Two people on the ground also died when the plane crashed. The news agency reported the 12-seat Beechcraft King Air C90 crashed after it set off from Mumbai’s Juhu airstrip on a test flight.

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Missile that downed MH17 came from Russian military

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/24/18, 11:16 am

An international team of investigators said Thursday they are sure the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from a Russia-based military unit. The Boeing 777 passenger jet went down en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, killing all 298 passengers and crew members. Investigators have traced the missile to the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft brigade based in the city of Kursk.

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Nazarene pastors among the dead in Cuban plane crash

by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 5/19/18, 06:13 pm

UPDATE: A group of pastors and their spouses from the Church of the Nazarene in Cuba were among the 113 on board a Boeing 737 plane that crashed after takeoff Friday in Havana. Cuban Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez said 110 passengers and crew members died in the crash with three women survivors remaining in critical condition, updating earlier reports. He also said investigators had recovered the jet’s black box voice recorder.

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