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Paramotor pilot dies after hitting electrical wires in Eastern Townships

VAL-JOLI – The pilot of a paramotor died Friday afternoon at Val-Joli, in the Eastern Townships.

The man in his sixties, whose identity was not disclosed, crashed to the ground after colliding with electrical wires. 88 more words

Local News

Military say aircraft emergency call that shut down Trans-Canada Highway turned out to be false

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — The military says a report of an aircraft distress call that prompted officials to close part of the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta for a possible emergency landing has turned out to be false. 233 more words

Local News

Passengers on British Airways flight leaving Las Vegas forced to evacuate as plane spews flames during takeoff

British Airways passengers fled a Boeing Co. jetliner after the London-bound plane caught fire while beginning its takeoff from Las Vegas airport, spewing flames and clouds of black smoke from one of its engines. 306 more words


Helicopter crashes near Sept-Îles, two dead and three injured

SEPT-ÎLES — Quebec provincial police say two people have been killed and three injured in a helicopter crash Wednesday on Quebec’s Lower North Shore.

Officials confirmed the deaths in late afternoon, adding three others were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. 97 more words


it has been 32 years since KAL 007

Thirty two years ago today the USSR shot down Korean Air Lines flight 007. It was a flight en route to Seoul South Korea from New York, via Anchorage. 215 more words

American History

CP-140 Aurora aborts take-off, slides off runway – crew is safe

Military flight safety specialists will try to determine why a CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft slid off the runway Thursday at a base in Nova Scotia. 94 more words

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