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August 24, 2010

Airliner Down In China, 48 Rescued

91 People Were On Board The Henan Airlines Flight

A Chinese regional airliner with 91 people aboard has gone down during a landing attempt after overshooting the runway at Yichun city. 48 people have reportedly been rescued, with 20 of those hospitalized.

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Plane Down In Nepal, 14 Fatally Injured

Passengers Were On Their Way To The Mt. Everest Region

A small passenger airliner with 14 people on board has gone down in poor weather near Katmandu. The 11 passengers on board the aircraft were on their way to Lukla near Mt. Everest, a popular spot for hikers.

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FAA Announces Category 1 Safety Rating For Nigeria

Rating Means The Country Complies With International Safety Standards

The FAA announced Monday that Nigeria has achieved a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which means that Nigeria complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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AIG Airplane Unit Repays $3.9 Billion Loan Ahead Of Schedule

Leasing Company Says It Can Now Operate Without Help From "Bailed Out" Parent

The aircraft leasing unit of American International Group (AIG) says it has repaid a $3.9 billion loan early, and has now regained its "financing freedom."

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Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call For 'Last Ditch' Talks With Airline

Dispute Centers On Pilot's Days Off

The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) confirmed Monday that it has asked to meet the management of Virgin Atlantic on Tuesday for 'last ditch' talks to avoid confrontation between the airline and its pilots.

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