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Latest newsHorn of Africa: Etiopian helicopter shot down
Mogadishu, Somalia - During a gunfight on a stronghold of the rebels
Insurgents shot down an Ethiopian helicopter gunship in Mogadishu on Friday during a second day of fighting after Ethiopian and Somali forces launched a major attack on Islamists and clan militia.
Latest newsIran delays the captured woman liberation
Tehran , Iran - U-turn by British government
Iran, in response to the relations freeze announced by British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett today threatened not to free the sole captured woman Faye Turney (see AVIONEWS).
In fact, the Iranian... more
Latest newsHorn of Africa: first bombing by Ethiopian helicopters
Mogadishu, Somalia - Early days to make an assessment of the victims
This morning several missiles were launched from Ethiopian war helicopters on South of Mogadishu. Witnesses report it.
The Ethiopian Army launched a great attack through the raid of two helicopters... more
Latest newsIranian ship seizes 15 members of Royal Navy
Teheran, Iran - During a normal inspection boarding operation
An Iranian war ship captured 15 members of Royal Navy in force on the "HMS Coventry", a Type 22 frigate.
According to the British Defense Ministry, the soldiers group were boarding a merchant ship in... more
Latest newsAfghanistan: kamikaze attempt to USA convoy
Kabul, Afghanistan - Only one victim
An attempt with a car bomb against an USA convoy was realized this morning in Kabul outskirts.
According to the first investigations by Police, the kamikaze is the only victim of the attempt carried... more
Latest newsAfghaniztan (2): wounded an USA diplomat
Kabul, Afghanistan - Other three Afghan civilians were injured; among these a child
An American diplomat remained wounded in the kamikaze attempt against a USA convoy of this morning in Kabul. Only the attacker in the driving seat of the car bomb is died.
The US Embassy spokeswoman,... more
Latest newsIndonesia: Garuda liner on fire after a "Long" landing and a runway overrun
Jakarta, Indonesia - At least 22 victims
Garuda Airlines Boeing 737/400 GA200 flight burnt into flames after being landed suddenly in Yogyakarta airport, Java island. The aircraft left from Jakarta airport.
On board there were 140 people,... more
Latest newsCorsica (3): the pilot of Mirage is dead
Ajaccio, Corsica - An inquiry on the reason of the air crash was started
Defense Minister of France officially announced the pilot of Mirage 2000C aircraft crashed today off the Bonifacio coasts is dead.
A Puma helicopter took off from Solenzara AB immediately after the... more
Latest newsCorsica (2): no information about the pilot
Ajaccio, Corsica - Sunk 10km Western of Bonifacio
A Mirage 2000 fighter belonging to French Air Force crashed this morning at 10:50 am, 10 km Western of Bonifacio, in the strait between Corsica and Sardinia, according to home security services for reasons... more
Latest newsCorsica: a Mirage fighter sank in the sea
Ajaccio, Corsica - The reasons still to ascertain
A Mirage 2000 fighter of French Armée de l'Air crashed this morning off Bonifacio, in extreme South of Corsica for reasons still unknown. A spokesman of Région de gendarmerie de Corse announced it.
Currently a... more
Latest newsAircraft crashes in Vnukovo airport of Moscow
Moscow, Russia - It took off with only the crewmember
A small jet carrying a crew of four Americans but no passengers has crashed while taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. Russian Transport Minister, Timur Khitmatovo, official says two members were i... more
Latest newsBritish Airways stops all the aircraft from London
London, United Kingdom - Strike of the flight attendants
British Airways informs to have cancelled all the departing from London in next January 30 and 31, due to the strike announced by the flight attendants.
Precisely, from London-Gatwick will be cancelled... more
Latest newsProdi: oK for "Dal Molin" enlargement
Bucharest , Romania - USAF will enlarge its base on the Vicenza airport; righteous indignation by citizens and left Italian party, positivism from patronising people, Vicenza Major on the top
Astonishment from the left Italian party, that threatens to call a referendum, and pacifist people, about the unexpected decision expressed by Prodi, the Italian Premier, during last evening, that allows... more
Latest newsIndonesia incident: the wreckage are kept on the seabed
Makassar, Indonesia - Aileron, seats and the corp of a woman
An ocean of mysteries continues to wrap the incident of Boeing 737/400 of Adam Air Indonesian low-fare airline direct to Manado, Sulawesi Island, with onboard 102 people and disappeared from radar on January... more
Latest newsHorn of Africa: third American air strike in two days
Mogadishu, Somalia - Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed: "Has a right to bombard terrorist suspects"
Another American air strike swooped on Somalia. The news has been confirmed by the Adebirisak Hassan spokesman of Somalia government.
It is the third American raid in two days against the "al-Qaeda"... more
Latest newsHorn of Africa (2): new bombing of US Air Force
Mogadishu, Somalia - After AC-130, the attack helicopters
After the American air raid of yesterday (see AVIONEWS for more details), different US helicopters gunships have launched new attack against suspected "al-Qaeda" terrorists, in South Somalia, near Kenya... more
Latest newsAircraft of Moldavia crashes in Iraq (2): the airplane should be shot down
Baghdad, Iraq - "al Arabiya" network makes known it
There are a lot of hypothesis concerning the incident's reasons happened to a Moldovan Antonov An-26, left this morning from Adana, Southern Turkey, and direct to Baghdad, with onboard 29 Turkish workers,... more
Latest newsHorn of Africa: American air strike against the Islamic groups in Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia - The target was the Hayo village where hid the terrorists
USA launched an air strike in South Somalia against the Hayo village, that finds in an area occupied again by Islamic militias, and where any terrorist of "al-Qaeda" would be present.
An American commandos... more
Latest newsChristmas greetings by AVIONEWS
Rome, Italy - We will resume the publication on December 27
AVIONEWS wishes to all its subscribers and newsreaders a peaceful Christmas 2006 and informs the Agency will remain closed on December 25 and 26, and it will resume the ordinary work next December 27.
Latest newsCatania (2): the airport remains open
Catania, Italy - In the afternoon they will decide what to do
AVIONEWS has just called Renato Serrano, Director General of Catania-Fontanarossa airport, who told us that the situation is under control at the moment and the airport has remained open, despite Etna's... more
Latest newsCatania: columns of volcanic ash from Etna
Catania, Italy - In the afternoon Bertolaso will go to Sicily
As from this morning, from the South-Eastern crater of Etna columns of volcanic ash are coming out for 5 kilometers. The wind is pushing the dust to several cities of the strip under the mountain. The... more
Latest newsEmergency landing in the Marseilles airport
Marseilles, France - Due to the menace of a terrorist alert on board of an aircraft
An aircraft of the Air Ivoire airlines, in flight from Paris-Orly towards Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire ), has realized an emergency landing due to a menace of terrorist alert aboard.
According to first... more
Latest newsEU ultimatum to Turkey: if it does not open its ports and airports to Cyprus it will not enter into the Union
Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission has given a month to Ankara to adapt itself to the EU line
The EU has given to Turkey a month to come into line with the indications of the European Commission, about human rights, death penalty, free of expression, and rights of the minorities. The key point... more
Latest newsFirst Dutch F-16s arrived in Chile
Santiago, Chile - 18 total deliveries are expected
F-16 aircraft acquired from Dutch Air Force have arrived in Chile as scheduled, even with a two-day delay (see AVIONEWS for details). At Antofagasta military base there were Chilean President, Michelle... more
Latest newsGaza: Two Israeli air raids in the night bombed weapon storages
Gaza, Gaza Strip - An Israeli soldier died during a fight
Last night two different Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip attacked Rafah city, at the boundary with Egypt and Gaza City. In Rafah the target was, according to Israeli aviation, a workshop used as rocket... more
Latest newsOSCE observers will know the new Russian armaments
Moscow, Russia - A disposition of the Vienna Agreement signed in 1999
A delegation of military observers of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) has visited at the end of this week to the Training Center for pilots of the Russia Air Force in Lipetsk.... more
Latest newsMIG-31B: key aircraft of the Russian Air Force
Moscow, Russia - It detects to great distance the aircraft that fly also at very low altitude
Last Tuesday, during a visit of a OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) delegation in the Training Center for pilots in Liptesk, the Chief of the Russian Air Force, General Vladimir... more
Latest newsLinux on board of the Boeing war airplane P-8A
Washington, USA – Since 2013 the old P-3 Orion will be replaced
Linux, the operational system open source, freed by the classic commercial laws, seems to be under examination of the US Navy technicians that have in mind to put in the electronic brain of the P-8A.
Latest news"La Tribune": France sells helicopters and tankers to Saudi Arabia
Paris, France – Billionaire contracts
French economic newspaper "La Tribune" refers that, on the occasion of French Defense Minister, Michele Alliot-Marie’s tour in Ryadh last Saturday, there was an agreement on the supply of 40 helicopters, 3... more
Latest newsA new fighter for Iranian Armed Forces
Teheran, Iran – The Thunder, which is similar to American F-18, has been announced
Iran has announced it developed a new war plane, the Thunder, which is very similar to American F-18 jet, along with 2000 remote-controlled bombs that will increase Iranian defense system. General Attollah... more