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Passenger plane crash landed into the ocean

MICRONESIA: A passenger plane has crash-landed into the ocean around the tiny Pacific island nation of Micronesia. Fortunately, it did not end in fatalities as all 47 passengers and crew survived after the pilot missed the runway. The passengers managed to escape from the plane, and locals arrived shortly on small boats to assist with the rescue operation. Some members of the crew and passengers on board have been taken to a local hospital for treatment and are undergoing checks, however, there have been no reports…

An American airplane almost landed at the wrong airport!

FORT MYERS: The captain of American Airlines flight mistakenly almost landing an Airbus A320 at the general aviation airport in Fort Myers while actually trying to Field for Southwest Florida International. Reacting immediately to the captain's obvious confusion air traffic controllers directed the aircraft to the right airport. The flight landed at the right airport with 25 minutes of delay. According to a statement issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, "American Airlines Flight 862 departed from…

China to develop space rockets to launch from planes – state paper

BEIJING: China will develop rockets that can be launched into space from aircraft, a senior official told the state-run China Daily newspaper, as Beijing aims to send hundreds of satellites into orbit for military, commercial and scientific aims. The China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology has designed a solid-fuel rocket that could carry a 100 kg (220 lb) payload into low Earth orbit, said Li Tongyu, the head of the agency's carrier rocket development. Chinese President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's…

Plane with expelled diplomats leaves US: Russian media

MOSCOW: A plane carrying 35 Russian diplomats expelled from the United States over Moscow's alleged interference in the presidential election took off from Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. "The plane has taken off, everyone is on board," said the Russian embassy in Washington, quoted by the state-owned RIA Novosti agency. Relatives of the diplomats are also onboard the plane flown specially from Russia, for a total of 96 passengers onboard. The expulsions were part of a package of sanctions…