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Is It Safe To Fly?

Recent crashes evoke fear over airline safety in the Middle East.  By Leila Hatoum The recent crash and burn of Emirates Airlines Flight EK521 on August 3 was the fourth flight-related incident in the Middle East this year. None of the 282 passengers and 18-crew members of EK521 were harmed, thanks to the quick reaction of the crew—who

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Russia Tries To Decipher Crash Plane Pilots’ Final Conversations

MOSCOW, March 21  – Russian investigators on Monday were trying to restore the damaged cockpit voice recorder of a passenger jet which crashed at the weekend killing all 62 people onboard, in an effort to understand why it had tried to land in strong winds. The Boeing 737-800, operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, crashed

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Plane Crashes in Russia, All 61 People on Board Killed

By Lidia Kelly and Christian Lowe MOSCOW, March 19  – Russian officials said on Saturday that all 61 people on board a passenger jet flying from Dubai to southern Russia were killed when their plane crashed as it tried to land. Russia’s emergencies ministry said the aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, crashed at 03:50 (0030 GMT)

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