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Part of the Wing of a Passenger Plane in New York Fell Off

A Chinese passenger plane forcibly returned to Kennedy Airport in New York after part of its wing broke off, NOVA TV reported.

China Eastern's Boeing 777-300 machine transported 300 people from New York to Shanghai. When taking-off, part of the wing of the plane broke off and fell to the ground.

Thousands of children head back to school

Students in Corinth, southern Greece, attend the customary blessing ceremony marking the first day of school on Tuesday. According to Education Minister Costas Gavroglou, this year will be the last time lessons will begin at 8.30 a.m. as he announced the school day will start at 9 a.m. in the 2019-20 academic year. 'Next year classes will start at 9 a.m.

American Airlines adds new direct Athens flight

American Airlines announced on Wednesday it is adding a new direct flight between Chicago and Athens next year, responding to the strong momentum of the Greek market in recent years and as part of the expansion of its European network.

The seasonal service will be operated from May 3 to October 3 in 2019 on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, offering some 70,000 new seats.