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A US Marine Corp CH-53D Sea Stallion, similar to the accident aircraft, seen here on the flight line for a flight at Al Asad, Iraq.
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Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills 6 Marines

Posted January 20, 2012 by BNO News

Six US Marines were killed late Thursday evening when a helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force crashed in southern Afghanistan.

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New Military Communications Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral

Posted January 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Delta IV rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida on Thursday evening carrying a communications satellite to be used by US and Australian military forces.

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Iran Shot Down American Drone Plane, Claims Iran

Posted December 5, 2011 by BNO News

The Iranian military on Sunday claimed it had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in the country’s east near the border with Afghanistan, although U.S. and NATO officials believe it may have crashed by itself.

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B-2 Spirit, one aircraft of which will not be seen in the 2012 airshow season. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
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New US Air Force Budget Grounds Airshow Demonstration Teams

Posted December 2, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Pentagon’s cost-cutting measures will not only disappoint millions of fans, but could jeopardize the entire airshow business nationwde.

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Army Tests Hypersonic Aircraft That Can Hit Any Target on Earth in 1 Hour

Posted November 18, 2011 by BNO News

The United States early Thursday morning successfully tested a hypersonic aircraft which will allow the U.S. military to strike targets anywhere in the world within an hour, the Pentagon confirmed on Friday.

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Remains of Americans Lost in World War II Bomber Crash Returned from Germany 67 Years Later

Posted October 22, 2011 by BNO News

The remains of 10 U.S. service members who went missing when their B-24 Liberator crashed in Germany during World War II have been identified and returned to their families, the U.S. military announced on Saturday.

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Russian Fighter Jet Crashes Near China Border, Killing Both Pilots

Posted October 20, 2011 by BNO News

Two pilots were killed early Thursday morning when their Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighter jet crashed while landing at an airbase in Russia’s Far East, officials said.

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Military Plane Crash in Nepal Kills 6

Posted October 19, 2011 by BNO News

A military plane carrying six people, including a patient, crashed in the western region of Nepal early Tuesday evening, officials said. There were no survivors. The accident happened just after 7 p.m. local time when the Britten-Norman Islander aircraft lost contact with air traffic control as it was flying near the village of Dhorpatan in […]

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Pentagon Report Confirms Afghanistan Helicopter Crash That Killed 38 Was Caused by Grenade

Posted October 14, 2011 by BNO News

A helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan which killed nearly 40 Afghan and U.S. service members in August was caused by an insurgent-fired rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), according to a U.S. report.

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Video: Fighter Jet Crashes Chinese Air Show

Posted October 14, 2011 by BNO News

A fighter jet crashed during an air show in southwestern China on late Friday morning, injuring one pilot and leaving another pilot unaccounted for, state-run media reported.

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Iraqis Retake Reins of Their Own Airspace After 8 Years of US Control

Posted October 14, 2011 by BNO News

The US Air Force has transferred management of airspace covering the Iraqi capital to national authorities, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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Angolan Air Force Transport Plane Crash Kills 17

Posted September 15, 2011 by BNO News

At least 17 people were killed late Wednesday morning when an Air Force Embraer EMB-120ER crashed in central Angola, state-run media reported. Several people survived the accident.

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Three Pilots Killed as Pair of Taiwan Military Jets Crash in Mountain Range

Posted September 14, 2011 by BNO News

Three pilots were killed on Tuesday evening when their two military jets crashed in a mountainous region in Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.

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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.

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Chilean President Declares Days of Mourning for Plane Crash Victims

Posted September 4, 2011 by BNO News

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Sunday announced two days of national mourning starting from Monday in memory of the 21 people who died in a plane crash on Friday.

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China’s First Aircraft Carrier Completes Maiden Sea Trial

Posted September 1, 2011 by BNO News

China’s first aircraft carrier, a repurposed Soviet ship, has successfully completed its maiden sea trial, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

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UK Orders 14 New Chinook Helicopters from Boeing in $1.6 Billion Deal

Posted August 22, 2011 by BNO News

British Defense Secretary Liam Foxon Monday announced that the Royal Air Force has agreed to buy more than a dozen new Chinook helicopters worth $1.64 billion for its mission in Afghanistan.

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Red Arrows Stunt Pilot Killed in England Airshow Crash

Posted August 21, 2011 by BNO News

A pilot of the UK Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team was killed on Saturday afternoon when his aircraft crashed after a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in Dorset, the UK Ministry of Defense confirmed.

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Russian Sukhoi T-50 Stealth Fighter Jet Performs First Public Flight Demo

Posted August 18, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Sukhoi T-50 5th generation fighter performed its first demonstration flight at the 10th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2011 on Wednesday, Russian agencies reported.

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Turkish Fighter Jets Bomb Kurdish Bases in Iraq

Posted August 18, 2011 by BNO News

Four Turkish fighter jets bombed suspected Kurdish rebel bases in Iraq on Wednesday evening after an earlier ambush killed at least seven Turkish soldiers, officials said.

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