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Featured Airplane: The Beriev Be-200
Featured Airplane: The Airbus A320
The Beriev Be-200 Altair is a russian built multipurpose amphibian aircraft. The aircraft was designed by the Beriev Aircraft Company and was built by Irkut. The Beriev Be-200 is intended to serve as a fire fighting, search and rescue, maritime patrol and even passenger transport aircraft. It can carry up to 12 tonnes (12 000 litres, 3 170 gallons) of water or 72 passengers.

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One of the most successful airplane model in history with over 4000 units built the Airbus A320 is a narrow-body jet airliner built by Airbus. The 320 model was introduced in March 1984 and first flew on 22 February 1987. It was the first model of the A320 family which also includes the A318, A319 and the A321.

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Featured story: Flydubai Flight 981
Featured story: Germanwings Flight 9525
Flydubai Flight 981 (FZ981/FDB981) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, to Rostov on Don, Russia. The aircraft that flew this route on 19 March 2016, a Boeing 737-800 crashed after two unsuccessful landing attempts at Rostov on Don Airport in adverse weather conditions. At time time of the crash the aircraft has just started climbing to 4000 feet after its second aborted landing attempt when for yet unknown reasons rapidly descended and crashed on the runway. All 62 passengers and crew lost their lives.

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On the 24th of March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525? (4U9525) operated by Germanwings with an Airbus A320 registration D-AIPX crashed in the South of France near Prads-Haute-Bléone while en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. The flight was carrying 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew, there were no survivors of the crash.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shortened MH17 or MAS17 also codeshared as KLM Flight 4103 or KL4103 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

On the 17th of July 2014 the aircraft performing the flight, a Boeing 777-200ER registered 9M-MRD crashed in the vicinity of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, approximately 42 km from border with Russia.

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