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Air Namibia wants N$1,6 billion

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AIR Namibia's board has warned the government that the national airline could shut down if it does not get a N$1,6 billion bailout by the end of this month. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

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Airlines eye stake in Air Namibia

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THREE major airlines – South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and German-based Lufthansa – have all shown interest in acquiring part of cash-strapped Air Namibia. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

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Air Namibia on death row

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PUBLIC enterprises minister Leon Jooste and other government officials are currently in the United States to negotiate Air Namibia's exit from aircraft lease agreements, the clearest signal of an imminent closure of the national airline, which could cost the government around N$2,5 billion. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

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OEFAS FLYING BULLS over Electric Love Festival

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Flying Bulls incl Alpha Jet OEFAS flying around Salzburg Ring where Electric Love Festival is starting today. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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Air Namibia cuts regional ops after A319s are grounded

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Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has been forced to curtail its network operations as a result of a lack of aircraft. The state-backed carrier has been experiencing cash flow problems as a direct result of an unsettled EUR25 million (USD28.3 million) claim filed by the liquidator of defunct Belgian carrier Challengair (1I, Brussels National). (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

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A330neo approved with intermediate take-off weight hike

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Airbus appears to have secured regulatory approval for an intermediate maximum take-off weight increase on the A330-900. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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[VIDEO] British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways has taken the decision to suspend its Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow operation, which was due to operate on a 10 per day service from the Summer. This has been a long-standing route in the network, but not all hope is lost, with BA stating the route will resume after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. European & Social Media Editor James Field delves into the actions of British Airways and what this has resulted in for the airline. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Air France flights now have temperature controls

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Implementation will help passengers' health and fight the pandemic... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Alaska Forestry plane crashes near Aniak; all survive

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A State of Alaska Division of Forestry plane with four people on board crashed shortly after takeoff in the Western Alaska community of Aniak Thursday at 3:43 pm local time, a Forestry spokesperson said. The plane came to rest in a shallow body of water near the runway. The pilot, Mark Jordan and three other passengers were all Medevaced to Anchorage with non-life threatening injuries. The plane was a state-owned Air Commander 500. (www.ktuu.com) Mehr...

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TAP Air Portugal To Resume Service From North America

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TAP Air Portugal (TP) will be re-opening its North American air service from June 4, with two weekly flights between Newark Liberty and Lisbon, following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving

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...demand is improving and net receipts have been in positive territory for the past 2-1/2 weeks. American’s planes were about 56% full over the long U.S. Memorial Day weekend, albeit in drastically reduced capacity... (www.reuters.com) Mehr...

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Boeing Restarts 737 Max Production As Massive Job Cuts Detailed

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Boeing (BA) has resumed production of the troubled 737 Max jet, though regulators haven't cleared it to re-enter passenger service. (www.investors.com) Mehr...

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First TAAG dash-8-400 Ready for Delivery

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The first de Havilland Aircraft of Canada dash-8-400 for Luanda -based TAAG Angola Airlines – Linhas Aereas de Angola (DT/DTA) is near completion of its flight test program. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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British Airways Suspends Leeds Bradford-London Heathrow Route

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British Airways (BA) has announced today the suspension of its operations between Leeds Bradford (LBA) and London Heathrow (LHR) airports due to the current low passenger demand. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Coronavirus: ORLY AIRPORT COULD REOPEN ON JUNE 26TH, 2020

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Could Orly airport reopen for summer? According to Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, interviewed by RTL, reopening the airport on June 26th, 2020 could be possible if the health situation allows it. The coronavirus epidemic causes heavy consequences for some fields. In Paris, tourism suffers from this health crisis and the collapse of the air traffic led to the closure of the Orly airport starting Tuesday March 31, 2020. The day before containment exit in France, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari says on RTL that… (www.sortiraparis.com) Mehr...

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Aeromexico Carried Out the Longest Flight of its History

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Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico's national carrier Aeromexico has carried out the longest flight in its history and that of Mexico. A Boeing 787-9 of AeroMexico made a non-stop flight from Shenzhen, China, to Mexico City. (www.airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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easyJet Plans 30% Cut To Workforce

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Low-cost carrier easyJet (U2) has announced that it plans to cut its workforce by around 30%, a decision subject to consultation. (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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Calling All Aviation Photographers!

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Got a photo like this you want to share with us? @AvGeekJames will be launching a new article series on a weekly basis with the aim of showcasing up and coming photographers as well as some of our seasoned veterans! The first article will be published on June 7! #AvGeek (twitter.com) Mehr...

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A Eurowings plane with just 2 passengers on board was forced to turn around after learning its destination airport was closed due to coronavirus

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A map showing Eurowings Flight 9844 flying from Düsseldorf, Germany, to Sardinia, Italy, then returning immediately after Sardinian airport was closed. A flight from Düsseldorf, Germany, to the Italian island of Sardinia was forced to turn around on Saturday after a two-hour flight because the destination airport was still closed due to coronavirus lockdown measures. Eurowings Flight 9844 made it all the way to Sardinian airspace before it was told by air traffic control that the airport was… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Lufthansa refuses to approve $9.9 billion bailout over EU conditions

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German airline Lufthansa refused to approve a €9 billion ($9.9 billion) state bailout on Wednesday due to concerns over conditions imposed by the European Union that would have forced the stricken carrier to give up key slots at two of its main hubs. As part of the rescue package, which would give the German government a 20% stake in the airline, the European Commission wants Lufthansa LHA, +1.02% to give up a number of its takeoff and landing slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports. It comes… (www.marketwatch.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines says to cut management and support staff by 30%

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American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday. All major U.S. airlines have said they will need to shrink in the fall, once U.S. government payroll aid that bans involuntary job cuts expires on Sept. 30. Competitor United Airlines Holdings Inc has also said it will need to reduce its management and administrative… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Wizz Air Quietly Moves Its Operations To Abu Dhabi In Prep For Hub Launch

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Wizz Air has taken the opportunity to switch its UAE operations from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Previously operating to DWC, the airline will restart passenger flights into Abu Dhabi within the next two weeks. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi is still on track to start before the end of the year. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Emirates A380 Pilots Can’t Make Certain Approaches In Australia

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Emirates Airbus A380 pilots do not have permission to make particular types of approaches when flying to Australia and New Zealand. Australian authorities share that two separate incidents in Melbourne during the summer of 2016 led to this decision. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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At Emirates, passenger planes are “converted” into Freighters

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To further optimize operations and cargo-carrying capacity, Emirates SkyCargo began to transport cargo in the hand luggage compartments and seats of its Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Unusual Names Of Waypoints Used For Airplanes' Navigation

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Aviation relies on so-called "waypoints" — geographic coordinates in the sky that help with navigation. And all the waypoints are named with five-letter designations, sometimes funny and odd. (www.npr.org) Mehr...

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Nearly 7,000 workers to lose jobs in Boeing’s first wave of job cuts

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Boeing will notify nearly 7,000 employees this week that their jobs will be eliminated as part of a 10% companywide staff reduction that targets the aerospace giant’s commercial aircraft business. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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How the ACJ320neo family has come of age

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Five years ago John Leahy, then Airbus chief operating officer, made his first and only visit to EBACE, to sign a single aircraft deal that heralded the launch of the ACJ320neo family, and a new era for the corporate airliner family. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines Providing Help To The Unsheltered in Philadelphia

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American Airlines is providing relief to the unsheltered in Philadelphia by way of donating food and critical supplies to Philabundance, City of Philadelphia as city officials relocate unsheltered from Philadelphia International Airport to local housing opportunities. (news.flightag.com) Mehr...

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How We Made: Airplane!

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We used to seek out movies that were mind-numbingly serious and dub them with our own voices. Late one night, we caught Zero Hour! – a 1957 film about a former world war two pilot landing a stricken passenger flight – and thought: “Why don’t we recreate this whole movie instead?” (www.theguardian.com) Mehr...

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Airline stocks take off as COVID-19 restrictions ease, more travelers fly

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Shares of airlines took flight Tuesday, amid growing investor optimism over the easing of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions and as government data showed a continued increase in air travelers. (www.marketwatch.com) Mehr...

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Delta Cancels A350 Purchase From LATAM, Continues Joint-Venture Despite LATAM’s Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing

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Delta Air Lines DAL and LATAM have modified their partnership agreement as Latin America’s largest airline group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Delta will pay LATAM $62 million for cancelling their agreement for Delta to purchase four of LATAM’s already delivered Airbus A350 aircraft, LATAM said in a court filing. The four A350s were part of Delta and LATAM’s 2019 partnership agreement that also saw Delta takeover 10 of LATAM’s future A350 deliveries. The change involving the 10… (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

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Embraer delivers 14 first quarter 2020 planes

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Considered the third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, Embraer reported its deliveries for the first quarter of 2020... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Killer Memories: The Hijacking of Eastern Flight 1320

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In Ask the Pilot: The hijacking that changed America. Fifty years ago, a mentally ill hijacker forced his way into the cockpit of Eastern flight 1320 and shot both pilots. (www.askthepilot.com) Mehr...

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FAA post flight restrictions around Cape Canaveral for historic manned space launch

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restrictions around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Delta Boeing 777 Flight Forced To Divert As Pilot Gets Incapacitated

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A Delta Boeing 777 made a rare appearance in Moncton, Canada, after the first officer became incapacitated midflight. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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TAP Air Portugal Has The World’s First Makeshift A330neo Freighter

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TAP Portugal has become the first airline in the world to convert an A330-900 for cargo operations. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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E-Jet operators told to act to avert trim-switch misfitting

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Operators of Embraer 170 and 190 regional jets are being instructed to modify control yokes to prevent horizontal stabiliser trim switches being inadvertently wrongly installed. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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ForeFlight Feature Focus: Internet Traffic via FlightAware

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Stream live global aircraft traffic directly in ForeFlight with the Internet Traffic feature. In partnership with FlightAware, ForeFlight allows you to view airborne traffic around the globe, and ground traffic at thousands of airports worldwide, to help you gauge airport activity like active arrivals and runways, see how ATC vectors traffic around weather, or assist with planespotting on the ground. Internet Traffic is included in all ForeFlight subscription plans. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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LATAM Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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In a communication addressed to the Chilean Financial Market Commission (CMF), LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will voluntarily file to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code. (airlinegeeks.com) Mehr...

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Dr. Dave Hnida: Even With Added Precautions, Degree Of Risk Is Involved In Airline Travel

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Airlines are taking extra steps to protect passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, is it truly safe to fly? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says even with the added precautions, there is a degree of risk involved. (denver.cbslocal.com) Mehr...

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Air Canada to fly modified business-only A319s on domestic routes

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Air Canada starting 1 June plans to fly three modified Airbus A319s with only 58 business-class seats between Toronto, Montreal and Ottowa, aiming to maintain air travel while minimizing the risk of coronavirus infection. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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Ryanair Has 600 Employees Too Many In Spain

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Low-cost carrier Ryanair has said that following the collapse in air travel since the coronavirus pandemic started, the Irish budget airline now has 600 employees too many in Spain. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Cathay Pacific's brand merger hits roadblock from China's aviation regulator - sources

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China's aviation regulator may make it difficult for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd <0293.HK> to merge regional arm Cathay Dragon into its main brand because of infractions during last year's pro-democracy protests, two sources said. The airline is looking to cut costs, streamline marketing and consolidate pilot contracts around Cathay Pacific and low-cost arm HK Express, the sources said on condition of anonymity. Rival Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> is… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Regional airline Asta, from Brazil, intensifies flights during pandemic

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During the pandemic period, the company aims to meet the needs of agribusiness companies and professionals in Mato Grosso state... (cmsherbert.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Pakistan Airliner Landed Gear Up On First Try: Report

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Pakistan media is reporting Pakistan International Airlines Flight PK8303 landed gear up and the crew muscled it back into the air before it crashed on a second landing attempt, killing 97 of 99 people aboard on Friday. According to reports gathered by the Aviation Herald, the A320 slid on its nacelles at the airport in Karachi for more than a thousand feet before it became airborne again. (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

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Virgin Orbit 747 flight tracking

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Virgin 747 Cosmic Girl successfully completes its mission. Note the blip in the flight tracking data at launch point. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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airBaltic Sees An Enormous Surge In New Bookings

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In the past two weeks, airBaltic’s bookings increased by nearly 500% compared to the first full week of May. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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LATAM 777 Collides With A Boeing 767 In São Paulo

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Yesterday morning, two LATAM Boeing aircraft collided with each other at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport. A 777 crashed into a 767 when it was being towed at the Brazilian hub. (simpleflying.com) Mehr...

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Berlin’s Tegel airport to close in mid-June amid drop in passenger numbers

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Due to a drop in demand and falling passenger numbers, Berlin's Tegel Airport will close in Mid June (www.thelocal.de) Mehr...

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Pakistani passenger jet crashes near Karachi airport

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A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane traveling from Lahore to Karachi has crashed close to Karachi airport. All but two of the 99 people on board were killed, according to the Health Ministry. (www.dw.com) Mehr...

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