Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, is seen before landing in Abu Dhabi to finish the first around the world flight without the use of fuel, United Arab Emirates
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US President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks from Air Force One at the Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City today.
A soldier from the African Union (AU) peacekeeping force stands guard at the site where a cargo plane carrying supplies for AU troops crash-landed outside Somalia’s capital, on Tuesday at Abirska, some 18 kilometres outside Somalian capital, Mogadishu
A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on Friday near Cerbere, south-western France
A picture taken by Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg shows a section of the solar powered plane as it flies over the Nagano mountain region in direction of Nagoya, Japan on Monday
Police and gendarmerie Alpine rescue units gather on a field as they prepare to reach the Germanwings’ crash site in the French Alps. The Airbus jet operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline crashed in a remote area at the foot of the French Alps on Tuesday, with all 150 onboard feared dead.
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Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft that crashed into the Keelung River outside Taiwan’s capital in New Taipei City on Wednesday.
A Pro-Russian rebel looks at pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane near village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft.” The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, but its findings appear to point to that conclusion.
An Antonov cargo plane carrying military equipment onboard takes off from the Leipzig/Halle airport in Schkeuditz, eastern Germany on early Friday
Shuttleworth Collection Pilot Rob Millinship, poses with a Sopwith Pup during a photocall at ‘The Shuttlesworth Collection’ on Monday in Biggleswade, England. Of the 55,000 planes that were manufactured by the Royal Army Corps (RAC) during WWI, only around 20 remain in airworthy condition. Six of these belong to The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, Bedfordshire, making it the most complete collection of original airworthy WWI aircraft in the world
An emergency worker walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Flight MH17 came down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the west back opposing sides.
Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four occupants of the aircraft were killed when it crashed into two office buildings in the Utawala district.
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he leaves Rome‘s airport.
Members of the public, Malaysia Airlines staff and politicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pray for missing flight MH370 as the search expands to the Indian Ocean . The aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew disappeared six days ago baffling the international rescue and search team who have found no remains or clues in the waters surrounding southeast Asia
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Abu Qatada prepares to board a plane at RAF Northolt, which will take him to Jordan, after he was deported from the UK to face terrorism charges in his home country, on Sunday
A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego.
Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission at dawn on Wednesday from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.