Air Travel News: ‘Star Wars’ Planes Take Flight and More
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ANA’s “Star Wars” fleet. Credit Lucasfilm Ltd.

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‘STAR WARS’ TAKES FLIGHT

The expansion of the “Star Wars” empire isn’t limited to the Disney theme parks announced last week. The Japanese airline ANA said it will launch two airplanes decorated with the films’ characters, including the beloved robot R2-D2 and a new droid, BB-8, to be introduced in the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” A third previously announced plane, a Boeing 787-9

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Another deadly plane crash in Indonesia, a nation that has had more than its share. (Photo: AP)

In eastern Indonesia, rescuers have started the grim task of removing the bodies from the wreckage of a Trigana Air ATR 42-300 turboprop that crashed in bad weather Sunday. All 54 people aboard died, including five children.

Besides being an undeniable tragedy, Sunday’s incident was the third Indonesian crash in recent months. In June, a military plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Medan, killing more than 100 people in the plane and on the ground. And in December, a Singapore-bound AirAsia flight that took off from Indonesia disappeared over the Java Sea. That accident resulted in 162 deaths.

Those crashes, and the renewed attention on Indonesia’s questionable air safety record, bring up a rarely discussed fact of air travel: Some nations simply…………… continues on No Fly Zone? Most Dangerous Places for Air Travel – Yahoo Travel

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