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(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

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8 people confirmed dead in plane crash in MIA

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Mar. 29, 20 | 7:30 pm

Authorities of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has confirmed the deaths eight people on board a corporate jet that crashed on Sunday evening at the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). 
 
In a press conference at past 10 p.m., Eddie Monreal, the general manager Manila International Airport (MIA), said there was a Canadian and an American national that were among those who did not survive the flight, including the six other Filipinos. 
 
As of now, Monreal said they are currently retrieving the cadavers of these people and the clearing of the runway. 
 
The plane took off at 7:57 p.m. and a few minutes later the incident happened at 8 p.m.
 
A minute later, firefighting unit of MIA responded and was able to control the fire. Unfortunately, nobody survived. 

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The plane was conducting a medical evacuation and was bound for Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. 
 
Monreal said they are still investigating the details of the crash and other details on what caused it is still being determined. 
 
Currently, the runway where the crash happened is temporarily closed to international flights. 
 
A flight from South Korea that was bound to land at 10p.m. tonight was diverted to Clark International Airport. 
 
The plane where these passengers were on board was owned by Lion Air. Their fleet may be temporarily grounded, according to Capt. Don Mendoza, deputy director general for operations. 

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UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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