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Air Algerie Flight Crashes Over Mali

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Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed Thursday, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters, in the latest saga of a week fraught with airline disasters.Air traffic controllers lost contact with Flight 5017 shortly after it took off from the small African country of Burkina Faso. The plane was bound for Algiers, the capital of Algeria, with 116 people on board, according to The Wall Street Journal.The plane went missing at 9:55 p.m.

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ALGIERS – An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed — the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others hunted for signs of wreckage of the MD-83 plane in the remote region, where scattered separatist violence may hamper the search and any eventual investigation into what happened.

UPDATE: Air Algerie flight with 116 on board 'probably crashed' in Mali

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 3:30 p.m. CDT ALGIERS, Algeria — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said the plane most likely crashed. The MD-83 vanished less than an hour after takeoff from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel. Obama says decisions on airline safety are not made on the basis of politics or alliances. He noted that the FAA ban came on the heels of last week's downing of a passenger jet by a missile in eastern Ukraine. The FAA issued the ban Tuesday and lifted the restrictions Wednesday night.

Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

2014-07-24 21:55:03Cache

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. ...

Exclusive: U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

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By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting next week to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others -sources

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U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others -sources

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By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting next week to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Emirates opens own lounge in Glasgow

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Emirates is celebrating the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s president, Sir Tim Clark. Emirates is the first international airline to open a dedicated lounge at Glasgow Airport and the event marks the airline’s 10th year of service to the Scottish city. The Glasgow lounge becomes Emirates’ 14th lounge in Europe.

A Two-Day Israel Flight Ban Ends With Vagueness

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When the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv earlier this week, the reason was clear: A Hamas missile had exploded about a mile from the airport. Delta Air Lines (DAL) quickly redirected an Israel-bound flight. Changes since then that have allowed the two-day ban to end are much less clear, and not every airline has resumed flights.

Airline disasters come in a cluster

2014-07-24 21:14:09Cache

Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.