Tag: Airlines and Airplanes

Air Tanker Is Feared to Have Crashed While Fighting Australia Fires

SYDNEY, Australia — A large aircraft being used to fight bush fires south of the Australian capital, Canberra, was believed to have crashed on Thursday afternoon, as a brief lull in the country’s summer of disastrous blazes came to an alarming end. Three people were on board the plane, according to local news reports. Their […]

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Service Animals on Flights May Face Tougher Restrictions

The Department of Transportation is proposing an overhaul to the regulations around service animals on flights in the United States, banning all animals except dogs, and no longer forcing airlines to let animals accompany passengers who say they need them just for emotional support, officials said on Wednesday. The proposed new rules will be open […]

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A Decade Later, Dutch Officials Publish a Study Critical of Boeing

After a Boeing 737 crashed near Amsterdam more than a decade ago, an expert study that sharply criticized the manufacturer was never published by the Dutch safety authorities, and its key findings were either excluded or played down in their accident report. On Tuesday, the Dutch Safety Board, which had commissioned the study, reversed course […]

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Iran Acknowledges It Fired 2 Missiles at Ukrainian Jet

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that its forces had fired two surface-to-air missiles at a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed this month near Tehran, confirming for the first time that more than one missile was launched at the jet. The Iranian authorities also asked officials in the United States and France to send […]

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Serbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal

BERLIN — Serbia and Kosovo agreed on Monday to restore flights between their capitals for the first time in more than two decades, in a step toward reconciliation brokered by the United States at a time when the European Union is urging the two Balkan countries to resume talks. The deal will open passenger and […]

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