Air Crash

  • 9yearold US girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies July 29, 2014

    Florida: A 9yearold girl who was struck by a plane that crashlanded on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said on Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry's father also was killed on Sunday. The two, from Georgia, were walking along a beach...
  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane April 11, 2014

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they were...
  • MiG21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • TN: SpiceJet flight grounded after landing gear snag, all passengers safe July 28, 2013

    Chennai: Fortytwo passengers of a SpiceJet flight from here had a narrow escape when the main landing gear malfunctioned at touchdown at the Tuticorin airport on Sunday and the aircraft was grounded. All the passengers were safely disembarked and the aircraft which sustained slight damage had been grounded, Tuticorin airport sources...
  • San Francisco: Asiana flight tried to abort landing July 8, 2013

    San Francisco: A federal safety official said the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 showed the jetliner tried to abort its landing and come around for another try 1.5 seconds before it crashed at San Francisco airport. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news...
  • San Francisco: Survivor could see runway through hole in tail July 8, 2013

    San Francisco: A man who walked out of the back of the jetliner that crashed in San Francisco says he saw the runway from a gaping hole in the back of the plane where the aircraft's kitchen used to be. Shi Da, a product manager at an Internet company, says...
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg switches flights, avoids Asiana Air crash July 7, 2013

    Washington: Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and other executives at the social media giant escaped potential disaster when they switched to a United flight returning from a Korean business trip. They were earlier booked on the Asiana Air flight that crash landed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning killing...
  • Gujarat: Probe ordered into midair crash August 30, 2012

    At least nine Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel were killed in a midair collision of two MI17 helicopters near Jamnagar Air Force Station in Gujarat on Thursday. ...
  • Kerala engineer killed in Nigerian air crash June 4, 2012

    Kochi: Rijo Eldos, a young computer engineer hailing from Neriamangalam in Idukki district of Kerala, was one of the 153 victims who was on the Nigerian airplane that crashed on Sunday in the densely populated city of Lagos. According to his family in Kochi, Eldos was travelling from Abuja to Lagos...
  • Nigerian airplane crash: All 153 on board dead June 4, 2012

    Lagos: A commercial airliner crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground in the worst air disaster in nearly two decades for the troubled nation. The cause of the Dana Air crash remained unknown on Sunday...
  • Mangalore air crash: SC issues notice to AI, Govt January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Air India and the Union of India on compensation payable to those who died in Mangalore air crash in 2010. One petitioner, whose son Mohammad Rafi died in the air crash, had approached the apex court saying that he should be...
  • Poland: plane from US lands on belly, none hurt November 2, 2011

    Warsaw: A Boeing airliner from the US carrying 231 people was forced to land on its belly in Warsaw after its landing gear failed to open, triggering sparks and small fires. No one was hurt, but some passengers sobbed as they prayed for a safe landing. Capt Tadeusz Wrona, who handled...
  • US air show crash: second tragedy in 24 hours September 18, 2011

    The aircraft, a vintage plane built in the 1950's crashed in a fireball at a show in West Virginia on Saturday. ...
  • US: 3 dead, 56 injured in Reno air show crash September 17, 2011

    Reno: A vintage World War IIera fighter plane plunged into the grandstands on Friday during a popular annual air show, killing at least three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with body parts and smoking debris. The plane, flown by an 80yearold pilot, spiraled suddenly...
  • Mangalore crash compensation order set aside August 25, 2011

    New Delhi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Thursday set aside the verdict of singlejudge bench of the same court asking Air India to pay over Rs 75 lakh compensation to families of each of 158 victims of May 2010 Mangalore air crash. Air India on August 12 filed...
  • Mangalore crash compensation: Air India moves HC August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The cashstrapped Air India (AI) does not want to pay compensation of Rs 75 lakh to victims of the 2010 Mangalore Air India crash. Air India on Friday appealed against the High Court order despite earlier assurances that there will be no delay in paying compensation. Air India...
  • Mangalore crash compensation hiked to 75 lakh July 20, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has ruled that the victims of May 2010 Mangalore air crash that claimed the lives of 158 people will now be entitled to an interim compensation of Rs 75 lakh each. This came on a petition filed by the Mangalore Air Crash Victims Families Association after...
  • I thought it was a shooting star: Eyewitness May 26, 2011

    Faridabad: "I thought it was a shooting star only to realise later it was a small plane that was coming crashing down." This was stated by an eyewitness Rahul who felt something was amiss on seeing the night sky outside his home when a dust storm hit the area. "It was...
  • US condoles UN plane crash victims' families April 5, 2011

    Washington: The United States has expressed condolences to the families of victims aboard a UN plane that crashed en route to Congo. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life in the United Nations plane that crashed flying into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo," State Department spokesman...
  • Russia blames Polish crew in Kaczynski crash January 12, 2011

    Moscow: Russian officials investigating the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski placed the blame squarely on the Poles on Wednesday, saying the crew was pressured to land in bad weather by an air force commander who had been drinking. Kaczynski and 95 others, including his wife, died in...
  • Report blames pilot error for Mangalore air crash November 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The final report on the crash of the Air India Express plane at Mangalore airport, in which 158 people were killed, has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry. Civil aviation sources have told CNNIBN that the crash was caused by pilot error. Sources say the report claims pilot...
  • Mangalore air crash: Pilot's error revealed September 9, 2010

    New Delhi: According to a report of DGCA and Boeing officials probing the crash, it was pilot error that led to the Mangalore crash Indias worst air tragedy that killed 158 people. The report says that data retrieved from the cockpit voice recorder shows that the captain was on...
  • M'lore crash: flight landed without radar support August 20, 2010

    More than 2 months after the Air India Express aircraft crashed killing more than 150 people, CNNIBN has got access to the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft. ...
  • Rain slows hunt for bodies in Pakistan air crash July 30, 2010

    Islamabad: Anguished relatives sought the remains of loved ones killed in Pakistan's worstever plane crash, some grieving at a hospital collecting bodies on Thursday and others joining the recovery effort at the hillside crash site laden by heavy rain and mud. The Airbus A321 plane operated by Pakistani carrier Airblue crashed...
  • Air disaster averted at Mumbai airport June 4, 2010

    Mumbai: A major tragedy was averted at the Mumbai airport on Thursday night when a Kingfisher flight, cleared for landing on a runway where a SpiceJet plane was already stationed, was asked to abort the landing at the last moment. The MumbaiChennai SpiceJet flight was about to take off at around...
  • Retd Air Marshall to lead M'lore crash probe June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The government has appointed a Court of Inquiry to probe the Mangalore air crash which killed 158 people. The Court will be headed by Air Marshall Retd. Bhushan Neel Kant Bhokhale. The other members of the Court of Inquiry include Ron Nagar, SS Nath, Babu Peter, N Gurcharan Bhatura....
  • Aviation regulator will get more power: Patel June 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The Government proposes to delegate more powers to the aviation regulator on air safety, based on the recommendations of a new panel set up a week after the Mangalore air crash May 22, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said Thursday. The panel, called the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council,...
  • Don't bar hard landings: DGCA tells airlines June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the Mangalore air crash, aviation regulator DGCA has issued a fresh directive to all airlines redefining "correct landing" procedures and to ensure that a senior cabin crew is present in the cockpit in case one of the pilots has to go out. The directive came...
  • DGCA issues fresh directive to airlines June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the Mangalore air crash, aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a fresh directive to all airlines redefining "correct landing" procedures and to ensure that a senior cabin crew is present in the cockpit in case one of the pilots...
  • Bias? 72 lakh for air crash; 4 lakh for rail mishap June 2, 2010

    New Delhi: There is shocking elitism by the Government when it comes to providing compensation for disaster victims. While Rs 4 lakh is paid if some one dies in a train accident, an air crash victim gets Rs 72 lakh. The images of the wreckage of plane crash in Mangalore and...