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Solar plane poised for last flight of US journey

For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, flying an experimental solar aircraft across America has been exhilarating, but perilous at times.

Solar plane poised for last flight of US journey
Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy
Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy

Bolivia's president threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the United States.

Bolivia's leader threatens to close US embassy
At the crash site. Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Emergency Situations Department©
Airplane crashes in Kyzylorda oblast

An AN-2 aircraft crashed during fertilizing of ф rice field in Kyzylorda oblast in southern Kazakhstan.

Airplane crashes in Kyzylorda oblast
Japan, India to discuss military plane sales
Japan, India to discuss military plane sales

Japan is close to signing an agreement to supply amphibious planes to India, a report said Monday, in what would be the first sale of hardware used by the military since a weapons export ban was imposed.

Japan, India to discuss military plane sales
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Solar plane set for new leg of cross-country US trip

The first-ever manned airplane that can fly by day or night on solar power alone was set to soar early Wednesday on the second leg of its journey across the United States.

Solar plane set for new leg of cross-country US trip
ANA reports fault on modified Dreamliner
ANA reports fault on modified Dreamliner

Japan's All Nippon Airways on Friday said a modified Dreamliner had experienced a fault earlier this month, but insisted it would not affect the restart of the high-tech planes.

ANA reports fault on modified Dreamliner
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Russia seeks to solve 'ghost plane' mystery that killed 13

Russian investigators were Monday seeking to determine the cause of a plane crash last June that killed all 13 on board, after the victims' remains were finally discovered following almost a year of fruitless searching.

Russia seeks to solve 'ghost plane' mystery that killed 13
Captain Sudiro Usodho conducts a class for pilots. ©REUTERS/Beawiharta
Indonesia recruits civil servants to plug pilot shortage

Indonesia has started to train civil servants to become flight instructors to meet demand for pilots in its fast-growing aviation industry.

Indonesia recruits civil servants to plug pilot shortage
Bodies of two US pilots found after Kyrgyzstan crash
Bodies of two US pilots found after Kyrgyzstan crash

Rescuers on Saturday recovered the bodies of two US pilots whose refuelling plane crashed in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan shortly after taking off from a base that serves as a hub for military operations in Afghanistan.

Bodies of two US pilots found after Kyrgyzstan crash
Solar plane on cross-country US trip
Solar plane on cross-country US trip

The first-ever manned airplane that can fly by day or night on the sun's power alone soared over the western United States late Friday on the first leg of cross-country journey.

Solar plane on cross-country US trip
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker takes off above Kyrgyzstan's passenger plane in Manas airport near Bishkek. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Plane from US airbase crashes in Kyrgyzstan: ministry

A refuelling plane from the US Manas airbase in Kyrgyzstan crashed after taking off.

Plane from US airbase crashes in Kyrgyzstan: ministry
MIG -31 military aircraft of the Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan. Yermek Sarbasov/Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan©
MIG-31 military airplane crashes in Kazakhstan

A military airplane crashed in Karaganda Oblast in central Kazakhstan. One man was killed in the crash.

MIG-31 military airplane crashes in Kazakhstan
An-74TK-200. Photo courtesy of www.ksamc.com
Kazakhstan Interior Ministry receives An-74TK-200 from Ukraine

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry has received a new An-74TK-200 aircraft manufactured at Kharkov State Aviation Production Facility in Ukraine.

Kazakhstan Interior Ministry receives An-74TK-200 from Ukraine
Bali crash pilots pass drug, alcohol tests: official
Bali crash pilots pass drug, alcohol tests: official

The pilot and co-pilot of a Lion Air plane that crashed at Bali's airport have passed initial drug tests, as investigators probe the causes of the accident that left dozens injured but no fatalities.

Bali crash pilots pass drug, alcohol tests: official
US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s

The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety.

US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s
Conspiracy theories fly as Poles mark presidential jet crash
Conspiracy theories fly as Poles mark presidential jet crash

Three years after a jet crash in Russia killed a Polish president and 95 other people, conspiracy theorists in Poland are as adamant as ever that it was an assassination.

Conspiracy theories fly as Poles mark presidential jet crash
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Hong Kong airbridge collapse rips off plane door

Hong Kong authorities said Monday they had launched an investigation after an airbridge collapsed at the city's airport, ripping the door off a Cathay Pacific plane and injuring a technician.

Hong Kong airbridge collapse rips off plane door
At the plane crash site. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
U.S. experts join investigation of CRJ-200 crash near Almaty

The tragic incident is investigated by experts from Kazakhstan, international and interstate organizations.

U.S. experts join investigation of CRJ-200 crash near Almaty
Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive
Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive

The grounded Dreamliner is "absolutely" safe and will be back in the air within weeks, planemaker Boeing said in Japan on Friday, as it sought to reassure airlines and passengers about its aircraft.

Dreamliner 'absolutely' safe: Boeing executive
Qantas defends itself after jumbo it sold went to Iran
Qantas defends itself after jumbo it sold went to Iran

Australia's Qantas Saturday said it took all reasonable precautions in selling aircraft after a report revealed that a jumbo jet once owned by the carrier had ended up in Iran despite sanctions.

Qantas defends itself after jumbo it sold went to Iran