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Two arrested after UK fighter jet scrambles to intercept Pakistani airliner

A U.K. military fighter jet was dispatched to escort a Pakistani passenger jetliner flying from Pakistan to England on Friday. According to the Associated Press, Britain’s Minister of Defense confirmed that a military plane was launched in connection with an incident on a civilian aircraft, but would say nothing more.…

Iran unveils futuristic-looking warplane

Iran on Saturday unveiled a fighter jet it said was designed and built domestically, with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touting it as “one of the most advanced” aircraft in the world. State television footage showed the grey, futuristic-looking aircraft, code-named Qaher (Conqueror) F-313, displayed in a hangar. The warplane “is among…

F-18 fighter jet crashes into apartment complex

On Friday afternoon, a Navy fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia during a training mission. Fortunately, there have been no reported deaths due to the crash, which damaged at least 40 apartments. Navy officials said the F-18 fighter jet experienced a “catastrophic mechanical malfunction” shortly…

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