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Head of Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways quits after plane crash

Rescue workers and firefighters search through the wreckage where TransAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed the night before near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain on July 24, 2014.  AFP

Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways said Monday its president Chooi Yee-Chong had left the firm after staying on to help handle the aftermath of the July crash that killed 48 people.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil party replacing candidate who died in plane crash

In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo, Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, left, and his running mate Marina Silva, pose for a photo with the National Confederation of Agriculture President Joao Martins da Silva Junior, in Brasilia, Brazil. The death of Campos in a plane that smashed into a white-collar neighborhood in the port city of Santos Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, is reshuffling the candidates and voter preferences. AP

Leaders of a Brazilian party that lost its presidential candidate in a plane crash have chosen his running mate to stand in his place, officials said Saturday, creating a new challenge to President Dilma Rousseff’s re-election.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Brazil presidential candidate, 6 others die in plane crash

Rescuers work on the site of the crash of the Cessna 560XL aircraft carrying the presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party Eduardo Campos in Santos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The plane failed to land and crashed into a gymnasium and two homes.  AFP PHOTO/RICARDO NOGUEIRA

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the port city of Santos, a City Hall official there said.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

State TV: Airplane crashes in Iran, killing 48

Iranian Revolutionary Guards stand alert at the site of the wreckage of a passenger plane crash near the capital Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. AP

Iranian state television reports 48 people have been killed in the passenger plane crash near the capital, Tehran.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Small plane crashes into Brazilian house, kills 5


A single-engine plane carrying an elderly patient to a hospital has crashed into a house in northeastern Brazil, killing the five people aboard.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »