Tamika Mallory

Women's rights activist Tamika Mallory was booted off an American Airlines flight in Miami after a dispute over seating on Sunday.

Mallory was on a flight heading home to New York when the pilot followed her on board to chastise her over an argument she had with a gate agent.

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Urana McCauley

Urana McCauley, Rosa Parks' niece, does not see any comparison between her aunt and combatant United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao.

Rosa Parks is a civil rights legend who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Her act of peaceful defiance helped spark the black civil rights movement.

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Kandi Burruss

Reality TV stars Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, were kicked off a Hawaiian Airlines flight after apparently causing a ruckus over their tickets.

We don't know the full story, but according to Burruss, 40, a flight attendant took the couple's tickets, saying they weren't in the system.

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Algeria airline

Algerian officials confirmed the crash of a passenger airliner earlier today in the desert near the border of Mali.

Algeria Air Flight 5017 carrying 110 passengers and six crew was en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital when it disappeared from radar over northern Mali.

Two Algeria fighter jets spotted the wreckage in the desert.

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Cor Pan Facebook

A Dutch passenger posted this image of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to his Facebook page before he boarded the plane.

Cor Pan, who was heading to Kuala Lumpur on vacation with his girlfriend Neeltje Tol, paused on the sky bridge to take this photo of the doomed plane. The caption reads, "If it disappears, this is what it looks like."

As the reality of the tragedy set in, Pan's Facebook friends expressed their grief and shared the post thousands of times.

One comment from a friend reads "Enjoy your holiday man." Another FB user wrote "Rest in peace, cousin."

MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine earlier today. 295 passengers and crew on board were killed.

23 Americans and 9 Brits were among the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the Boeing 777 jet as it flew over the Ukraine from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Reporters at the scene were encouraged to take pictures of the bodies that lay scattered in a wheat field.

CAUTION: Graphic photos after the break!

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Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Shot Down

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down over the Ukraine, Fox News reports. The Boeing 777 was shot down at cruising altitude (above 30,000 feet) over the Ukraine. All 295 souls on board are dead. This is the 2nd tragedy to strike Malaysia Airlines since March, when one of its jets disappeared over the South Indian Ocean.

The MH17 Boeing 777 wide body jet was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down. "The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow,” read a tweet from Malaysia Airlines’ Twitter account.

American planes are banned from flying over that region because of the risk of planes being shot out of the sky.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Artwork

Six weeks after Malaysia Airlines MH370 vanished from radar, an exploration company believes it has found the plane's wreckage.

The Adelaide-based exploration company, GeoResonance, believes the plane's wreckage lies 5,000 kilometers north of the current search area in the south Indian Ocean in the Bay of Bengal.

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15-year-old stowaway

A 15-year-old runaway survived a harrowing 5½-hour flight to Hawaii stowed away in the wheel well of a jumbo airliner on Sunday.

Aviation experts say the teen was probably unconscious soon after taking off from Mineta San Jose International Airport in California. He likely remained unconscious for most of the flight, according to the FBI.

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malaysian-airlines-lose-yourself-ad-hoax

A Facebook post that purported to be a reproduction of an old Malaysia Airlines ad went viral on social media websites over the weekend. The ad shows a Malaysia Airlines plane along with the advertising copy, "OUR NEW BOEING 777 - LOSE YOURSELF ON A JOURNEY OF EPIC PROPORTIONS." According to Urban Legends, the ad is a hoax. But did we really need Urban Legends to tell us that?

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Missing flight 370

The focus into the investigation of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 is on the 2 pilots flying the plane.

British newspaper The Mirror reports Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah may have hijacked and crashed the plane in protest of Malaysia's anti-homosexuality laws.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members when it went missing early Saturday morning, Mar. 8.

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Objects spotted on satellite images

The missing Malaysia Airlines plane reportedly flew on for four hours after it lost contact with radar and vanished early Saturday morning.

Flight MH370 carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members has now been missing for 6 days. 12 countries are involved in the massive search efforts.

A Wall Street Journal aviation reporter, quoting a source at Rolls Royce (the maker of the plane's engines), says flight MH370's engines continued to send data long after the transponder turned off.

But Malaysia officials -- who have been less than forthcoming -- denied the Wall Street Journal report.

Malaysia aviation experts also dismissed satellite images released by China yesterday, saying there was no debris found floating at that location in the waters south of Vietnam.

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flight MH370 flew hundreds of miles off course

Malaysian military officials say the missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a U-turn about 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday morning. Flight MH370 suddenly vanished from civilian radar at 35,000 feet and descended about 600 feet. Military radar shows the plane flying in a westerly direction hundreds of miles off course, and at a low altitude for about an hour before the military radar lost track of it.

This is an interesting development because it means someone in the cockpit turned the transponder off. The transponder sends transmissions about the plane's location to air traffic control radar.

Ships and planes from 10 countries are participating in the search for the plane. Officials are ruling out terrorism. Flight MH370 was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members when it disappeared.

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Joe Rickey Hundley

A man accused of slapping a crying 2-year-old baby on an Atlanta-bound Delta flight has been fired from his job, CNN.com reports.

Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was sitting across the aisle from Jessica Bennett, 33, of Minnesota, when he became belligerent toward Bennett whose 19-month-old son was crying.

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drugs smuggled in diapers

Customs and Border protection officers stationed at JFK airport in NYC, thought they had seen every type of drug smuggling trick imaginable. But yesterday's drug seizure was a first for them.

Two Bronx women returning to JFK airport on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic caught the eye of customs officials. Something looked odd about the shape of the women's bodies. And when drug sniffing dogs came near, the dogs went wild, Mail Online reports.

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Disruptive airline passenger

The skies weren't so friendly for a drunken passenger on board a New York-bound intercontinental flight who was set upon by the other passengers for attacking a woman and ranting that the plane was going to crash.

The unidentified passenger became disruptive after "drinking all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday," wrote passenger Andy Ellwood, who took the above photo.

But the other passengers got him together by duct taping him to a seat and babysitting him for the rest of the flight.

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