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MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

MOSCOW — Russia’s transportation minister says a supervisor at Sochi airport has died during an emergency response after a landing plane careered off the end of the runway into a riverbed and caught fire. The health ministry says 18 people were injured in the accident, which occurred about 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) as the Utair-operated … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian airport worker dies, 18 hurt in plane crash

GENOA, Italy | Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

GENOA, Italy  — Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims’ families before the ceremony began on Genoa’s fairgrounds. Usually reserved in demeanor, … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Italy’s leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country’s airport operator took off Monday for a short flight … aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane. Dag Falk-Petersen, head of Avinor, sat at the commands of the white Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2 while Ketil Solvik-Olsen sat in the passenger seat. They … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway