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Taiwan legislator warns of security risks from China-made teaching aids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Huang Kuo-shu (黃國書) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has cautioned against purchasing smart teaching aids from China that he fears could pose cybersecu...

Train dashcam shows truck on rail before collision in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Data retrieved from the train that crashed near a tunnel in Hualien's Taroko Gorge on Friday (April 2) morning indicates the truck that slid down a slope was already o...

Indonesia finds Sriwijaya Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials s...

Greenpeace paints Air France jet green in daring eco-stunt

PARIS (AP) — Nine Greenpeace activists were arrested Friday for vandalizing an Air France jet with green paint in an airport eco-protest that raised concerns about security. Aeropor...

EXPLAINER: Why a plane's engine exploded over Denver

The investigation into an engine explosion on a jetliner taking off from Denver is focusing on broken fan blades, a development reminiscent of a fatal failure on board another plane in 2018. ...

"I thought we were done:" Parts fall from sky in plane scare

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-f...

Boeing reminds pilots to monitor planes closely following Indonesia crash-bulletin

Boeing Co issued a technical bulletin to airlines reminding them to ensure pilots closely monitor the airplane’s state and flight path to prevent a loss of control in flight, according to a docu...

UAE aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, a key international travel hub, announced on Wednesday it has lifted its ban on Boeing’s 737 Max, allowing the plane to return to its skies...

Investigator blames exhaust leak for Sydney seaplane crash

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A pilot was confused and disoriented from inhaling poisonous fumes in the moments before his seaplane plunged into a river near Sydney in 2017, killing him and his five Brit...

European aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

BERLIN (AP) — A modified version of the Boeing 737 Max, incorporating multiple safety upgrades, has been approved to resume flights in Europe, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft ...

Alice Hoagland, gay-rugby godmother and 9/11 activist, dies

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight ...

European aviation agency: 737 Max to be cleared next week

BERLIN (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max will be green-lighted to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the p...

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition crashed Wednesday shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province that borders Ethiopia, officials said. ...

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane's voice recorder

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Divers looking for a crashed plane's cockpit voice recorder were searching in mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands Wednesday to retrieve information ...

EXPLAINER: Why is Indonesia prone to plane crashes?

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Saturday's plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 carrying 62 people plunged into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff, has once again cast the limel...