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Today's Headline - የእለቱ ፍሬ ነገር

White House saddened by deaths in Lebanon crash
Survivors found in Lebanon plane crash
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Ethiopian Airliner Crashes Near Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday morning shortly after it took off from Beirut International Airport. News reports said that 85 people were on board.A woman who answered the phone at the Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority said that the plane, which was headed for Addis Ababa, crashed after it took off at about 2:30 a.m.

“Yes, the plane crashed into the sea off Lebanon,” said the woman, who declined to give her name.

A Lebanese aviation official told The Associated Press that the plane disappeared off the radar 45 minutes after takeoff from Beirut.

Ethiopian Airlines flight 409 – a Boeing 737 – was scheduled to take off at 2:10 a.m., according to the company’s Web site. The airline did not immediately respond to calls and e-mail messages.

Although African airlines in general have a shaky safety record, Ethiopian Airlines has a relatively good history. But one of its planes was involved in a 1996 hijacking in which the it ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea.

A spokesman for Ethiopian Airlines would not comment on the fate of the plane.

Reuters reported that residents on the coast saw a plane on fire crashing.

Flight safety records indicate that there has not been a crash involving Beirut International Airport since 1987.

While Flight 409 had been scheduled to leave the airport at 2:10 a.m. Beirut time, it actually left at 2:30 a.m. The 1,730-mile flight to Addis Ababa was scheduled to take 4 hours and 40 minutes.

The Boeing 737 is one of the most widely used planes in the world and while it has a fine overall safety record, it has been involved in a few crashes in Europe and Africa in recent years. There have been questions about the plane’s rudders, notably in a crash near Pittsburgh in which a plane inexplicably fell out of the sky at about 8,000 feet.(read more)

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የዋሽንግተን ዲሲ ትራንዚት ባለሥልጣን (Metro)፣ ባቡሮችን (ሜትሮዎችን) ፣ የሜትሮ አውቶብሶችን፣ የአገልግሎት ሰዓትና የመስመሮችን አጠቃቀምና ክፍያን፣ እንዲሁም ስለካፒታል ፈንድ በታሰቡ ለውጦች ላይ የህዝብ አስተያየት መስማት ይፈልጋል!

Public Hearing No. 547/Docket B10-1

ቀን - ጃንዋሪ 27/2010
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በቦታው ዊልቼር መጠቀም ይቻላል። ልዩ እርዳታ ወይም አስተርጓሚ የሚፈልጉ  ለዴኒስ ፔና
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