As many as 5,000 holidaymakers have been evacuated from Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in the Outer Banks of North Caroline as Hurricane Earl approaches. The storm is presently 410 miles south of Cape Hatteras moving north-by-northwest at 18 mile per hour according to the latest information from the US National Hurricane Centre.
As many as 42 passengers have been killed in a plane crash in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The Henan Airlines operated aircraft is believed to have overshot the runway at Yichun City airport with 91 people on board.
As many as 3,000 international passengers are stranded on the Colombian island of San Andres following a plane crash earlier this week. A United States National Transportation Safety Board team has arrived to examine the crash site alongside local officials.
Despite post-Katrina infrastructure and reputation damage, a national recession, restrictions in corporate business travel, and the BP oil spill, New Orleans is once again welcoming millions of visitors per year, hosting prominent corporate and association meetings, and earning awards as one of the hottest leisure destinations in America.
All but one of 126 passengers and five crew survived a devastating accident yesterday when the fuselage of a Boeing 737 broke into three pieces upon crash landing on the Colombian island of San Andres during an electrical storm.
Air China will launch a non-stop route from Beijing to Yushu on June 11 in order to support post-disaster reconstruction in earthquake-stricken areas.
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