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Denver police arrest Uber driver after passenger is shot dead

DENVER: A driver with the ride-sharing service Uber was arrested on Friday for suspicion of first-degree murder after Denver police said he fatally shot a passenger in his vehicle. Michael Andre Hancock, 29, was being held without bond in the Denver County jail pending the formal filing of charges, according to jail records. It was unclear if he had legal representation. According to a Denver Police probable cause affidavit, on Friday morning a man later identified as Hancock told a motorist on the side of a…

All 66 passengers, crew believed dead after plane crashes in central Iran

DUBAI: All 66 passengers and crew aboard a plane that crashed in central Iran on Sunday were believed to have been killed, state media reported.  The plane operated by Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines crashed in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom after taking off from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport, news agency ISNA quoted emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi as saying. The ATR-made plane was on a flight to the southwestern city of Yasuj and a spokesman for the airline said there were 60 passengers and six crew…

71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

MOSCOW: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital's Domodedovo airport, killing everyone on board. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow.  "Sixty-five passengers and six crew members were on board, and all of them died," Russia's office of transport investigations said in a statement. News agencies said…

PIA flight emergency landing at Copenhagen couldn’t save passenger

LAHORE: A passenger on board Manchester-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight suffered a cardiac arrest, forcing an emergency landing at Copenhagen airport, ARY News reported. A spokesperson for the PIA said the flight -701 was on its way from Lahore to Manchester when a passenger complained of chest pain. He said while the flight made an emergency landing at Copenhagen airport, the passenger died before he could be rushed to a hospital for emergency medical care. The body was shifted to an ambulance at…

Turkish passenger plane goes off runway metres away from sea

ANKARA: A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed. The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing. Dramatic images from CNN Turk broadcaster showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.…

12 dead, 180 injured in South Africa train crash

JOHANNESBURG: At least 12 people were killed and 180 injured in South Africa on Thursday when a passenger train collided with a truck and burst into flames, an official said, as rescuers searched for survivors. Images showed a fire engulfing several passenger carriages that were derailed at the scene near Kroonstad, 200 kilometres (125 miles) southwest of Johannesburg. "The death toll has increased to 12," provincial government health spokesman Mondli Mvambi told AFP, adding that at least 180 people had been injured,…

Video of US pilot slapping female passenger goes viral

A Delta Airlines pilot was caught on camera slapping one of the women passengers involved in a brawl while de-boarding a flight at Atlanta Airport. On April 21, while passengers were deboarding a flight in Atlanta, US, two women got into a fight. In a video that has surfaced online, the women can be seen fiercely exchanging fisticuffs with each other. Though their words are not clear, within seconds the matter worsens, as they can be seen attacking each other physically. In the video, one of the women can be seen…

United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO: United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked international outrage, an attorney for the passenger said on Thursday. Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky. United has taken "full…

United Air passenger says scorpion bit him on flight from Texas

NEW YORK: United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, capping off a bruising week for the public image of the one of the world's largest carriers. A man on board a United flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, said a scorpion dropped on his head from an overhead storage bin and stung him under his fingernail, according the United and media reports. "We were on the plane about an hour, having dinner, and then…