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January 2, 2011

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20. Polish President Killed in Plane Crash with 96 Others Near Smolensk, Russia

Wreckage of Polish Air Force Tu-154M 101 in Smolensk, Russia

Wreckage of Polish Air Force Tu-154M 101 in Smolensk, Russia

April 10th, 2010: All 88 passengers on board a Polish Air Force Tu-154M, including President Lech Kaczynski and several other Polish dignitaries were killed in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia.

19. Plane Crashes in Nepal Enroute to World’s Most Dangerous Airport

August 23rd, 2010: A plane carrying 14 people has crashed in Nepal while flying through rough weather to Tenzing-Hillary Airport, according to published reports.

18. 16 Great Photos of Cathay Pacific Jets

September 24th, 2010: In celebration of their 64th birthday, a great collection of Cathay Pacific aircraft in action!

17. FIRST PHOTOS: JetBlue Unveils New York Jets Paint Scheme

October 15th, 2010: JetBlue Airways premiered their first paint scheme sporting the the color of green as the official airline sponsor of the New York Jets.

16. Is This the Best Airline Commercial Ever?

June 24th, 2010: Most airlines gave up on the use of T&A to sell flights around the same time bell bottoms went out of style. Moscow-based startup Avianova isn’t having any of that noise.


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