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Boeing plane crashes in Russia, killing 44

A Boeing 737 on a domestic flight crashed Sunday while attempting to land at Kazan airport in western Russia, leaving 44 dead, the emergency situations ministry said. The plane, which took off from Moscow, "crashed at Kazan airport at 7:25 pm (1525 GMT)," the ministry's local branch said in a statement. "According to preliminary information, 44 people were killed." mp/mfp/boc

Passenger jet lands safely at NY after front landing gear collapses

New York, Jul 22 (EFE).- A Southwest Airlines passenger jet made a safe emergency landing at New York's La Guardia Airport on Monday after its front landing gear collapsed, although at least three people on board were slightly injured. The airport had to close its runways until the situation was under control, according to officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Southwest Airlines, so far, has only confirmed that three people were injured on the plane but promised late Monday afternoon to provide more information in a statement in the coming hours.

KAI says wins $450 million supply deal for Boeing's 737 jets

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean plane maker Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) <047810.KS> said on Monday it had secured a 505 billion Korean won (295.4 million pounds) order to supply parts for Boeing's <BA.N> B737 jets from 2015 to 2021. The agreement is an expansion of an existing 2004-14 order to supply 1,170 "Horizontal Stabilizer & Vertical Fins" used in the tails of the B737 models, KAI said in a regulatory filing. (Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Paul Tait)

FAA launches tail inspections on Boeing 737s

US air-safety regulators on Monday said they would inspect more than 1,000 Boeing 737s for a faulty tail part that could cause a pilot to lose control of the jetliner. In a new safety headache for Boeing three months after its 787 Dreamliner was grounded worldwide, the Federal Aviation Administration said it would inspect the single-aisle 737s for improperly mounted pins on the tail and replace those found faulty. The FAA said the airworthiness directive (AD) would take effect on May 20 and "affects 1,050 airplanes of US registry."

US aviation authority orders inspection of Boeing 737s

The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety, according to a notice on the Federal Register. In the document, dated April 15, the agency said it had been informed of an "incorrect procedure used to apply the wear and corrosion protective surface coating to attach pins of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar."

All safe as Lion Air plane misses Bali runway, lands in sea

By Andjarsari Paramaditha and Chris Nusatya JAKARTA (Reuters) - All 108 passengers and crew miraculously survived on Saturday when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the balmy Indonesian resort island of Bali and landed in the sea. Forty people were treated for injuries including broken legs, head wounds and shock, though only four were admitted to hospital, hospital officials said.
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