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PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

PARIS— French authorities have seized a Ryanair plane and forced 149 passengers to disembark because of a dispute over subsidies to the Irish airline. The French civil aviation authority announced Friday it had impounded the plane on the tarmac of the Bordeaux-Merignac airport as a “last resort.” Ryanair did not publicly comment on the seizure. … Continue reading PARIS | France impounds Ryanair plane on tarmac before take-off

BERLIN | Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps; casualties uncertain

BERLIN — An old-time propeller plane operated by a company that offers panoramic flights has crashed in the Swiss Alps. There was no immediate word on casualties. Police in southeastern Graubuenden canton (state) said a several-seater plane crashed Saturday on the Piz Segnas mountain above the Swiss Alpine resort of Flims, striking the mountain’s western … Continue reading BERLIN | Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps; casualties uncertain