PLANE CRASH

  • French judge to probe AirAsia crash Yesterday

    Paris: France has opened a formal criminal investigation into the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea in December while a French co-pilot was at the controls, a judicial source said. A judge will investigate possible "manslaughter" in connection with the crash that killed all 162 people on board....
  • Malaysia officially declares MH370 crash an accident, says all passengers, crew presumed dead 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman on Thursday said that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014,...
  • Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage January 23, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): Indonesian divers on Friday finally reached the fuselage of an AirAsia plane that crashed in December, an official said, as four more bodies were recovered from the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 went down on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on board as it flew from...
  • Singapore ends AirAsia jet search; vessel returns January 18, 2015

    Singapore: Singapore's search operation to locate the debris of the crashed AirAsia plane came to end on Sunday with its ship that found the jet's fuselage in the Java Sea returning back after days of rigorous scouring. Singapore's Navy ship, MV Swift Rescue, with 70 men and women on board, arrived...
  • Main body of AirAsia jet found, black box contents downloaded January 14, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Doomed AirAsia jet's fuselage was found in the Java Sea on Thursday, raising hopes of retrieving the missing bodies of the 162 people killed in the tragedy, as investigators downloaded the contents of black box recorders and were likely to crack the crash's mystery soon. The main fuselage of the...
  • Searchers close in on AirAsia jet's black box as 'pings' heard January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Searchers closed in on the all-important black box of the crashed AirAsia jet after strong "pings" were heard in the Java Sea and a large object likely to be the plane's fuselage was located near the spot from where the tail section was retrieved. SB Supriyadi, operations coordinator for Indonesia's...
  • Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash January 5, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures on Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower. The routing permits of all airlines flying...
  • US: 7-year-old miraculously survives plane crash in Kentucky that killed her family January 5, 2015

    A seven-year-old in Kentucky miraculously survived a plane crash that killed her family. The girl infact walked away from the wreckage to a home she spotted nearby the crash site. The girl's parents, sister and cousin died after their small twin engine piper traveling from Florida, crashed in the woods...
  • Weather frustrates divers as more AirAsia wreckage found January 4, 2015

    Surabaya: Divers tried to reach sunken wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet on Sunday but were forced to return to their ship by bad weather, as Indonesian officials said they had detected a fifth large underwater object believed to be part of the plane. Indonesia's meteorological agency has said seasonal...
  • 7-year-old girl says she survived Kentucky plane crash: Police January 3, 2015

    Eddyville: A 7-year-old girl has survived a plane crash that killed four people, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying...
  • Indonesian search and rescue finds two large objects in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet have located two "big objects" in the Java Sea, agency chief Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo told reporters on Saturday. The two objects are around 30 metres (90 feet) underwater and the agency is attempting to get images...
  • Indonesia widens search area in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 3, 2015

    Indonesia: Aircraft combed the sea and shoreline off Borneo on Saturday for wreckage from an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, hoping to take advantage of a brief break in bad weather that has hampered efforts to find the plane and its black box flight recorders. The Airbus A320-200 plunged into the Java...
  • AirAsia plane crash: Three more bodies identified as Indonesian citizens January 2, 2015

    Jakarta: Three more bodies retrieved from the crashed AirAsia plane were identified on Friday, an official of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team said. The three, a woman and two men, were all Indonesian citizens, Budiono, head of the DVI team, said at the Police Hospital Bhaangkara at Surabaya, the capital...
  • AirAsia plane crash: Bodies arrive in Indonesia, one identified January 1, 2015

    A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family on Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing. ...
  • 1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia crash identified January 1, 2015

    Surabaya: A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family on Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing. Hayati Lutfiah Hamid's identity was...
  • Bad weather hobbles Indonesia jet recovery; 7 bodies found December 31, 2014

    Pangkalan Bun: Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses. "Help us, God, to move forward, even though we are surrounded by darkness," the Rev Philip Mantofa,...
  • AirAsia victim with life jacket raises new questions about plane's last moments December 31, 2014

    Surabaya: A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded. Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object...
  • US: Plane crashes into a house in Maryland, kills six December 9, 2014

    Gaithersburg (Maryland): A small, private jet slammed into a house on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities said. The jet crashed around 10:45 AM in Gaithersburg, a Washington, DC, suburb, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr said...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Bahamas: Nine killed in plane crash November 10, 2014

    Grand Bahama: A small plane has crashed on approach to the island of Grand Bahama, killing all 9 people on board, the government of the Bahamas said. The Lear 36 Executive Jet had taken off from the Bahamian capital of Nassau and crashed while attempting to land around 5 pm...
  • Mystery revolves around Virgin Galactic's space plane crash November 5, 2014

    The probe of Virgin Galactic's space plane crash in California hinges on a central mystery: Why a seasoned test pilot would prematurely unlock the craft's moveable tail section, setting off a chain of events that led to destruction of the ship and his death. The National Transportation Safety Board was expected...
  • Small plane crash in Slovenia kills 3, injures 1 September 14, 2014

    Ljubljana: Police say a small plane has crashed in southwest Slovenia, killing three people and critically injuring another. The Robin DR400 plane crashed on Sunday at Divce airport, about 70 kilometers southwest of the capital, Ljubljana. Three people died instantly, while the fourth victim was rushed to a hospital in critical...
  • Mexico small plane crash kills 5 September 11, 2014

    Mexico City: Mexican officials say mysteries surround a small plane crash that killed five people in the northern state of Sinaloa. A spokesman for the Sinaloa state prosecutors' office says the sixpassenger Cessna crashed near the city of Guasave. Guadalupe Martinez said the plane's wreckage and the victims were burned...
  • Plane crashes in Colombia; 10 believed dead September 7, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died. The director of operations for Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says at least three bodies have been recovered and officials are trying to identify the victims. Col. Juan...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in jet crash in Santos August 13, 2014

    Santos: Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died on Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area, media network Globo said. Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, was on board a jet that crashed into a...
  • Two killed in Paris plane crash August 6, 2014

    Paris: At least two people were killed and three injured when a tourist plane crashed on Wednesday in Paris, a media report said. The incident occurred in Seine et Marne, a French department east of the Paris, reported Xinhua citing BFMTV news channel. The plane carrying five people on board fell...
  • Experts comb MH17 crash site as Ukraine fighting rages August 1, 2014

    Kirovske: Dutch and Australian experts finally got to work at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Friday, after fighting between government troops and proRussian rebels killed 14 people. Seventy police investigators by far the largest number to reach the location so far were...
  • IAF Jaguar crashes in Kutch, pilot ejects safely August 1, 2014

    Kutch: A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Bibber village in Gujarat's Kutch on Friday, said police. The pilot ejected safely before the crash. According to reports, the pilot ejected at Loria village, 22 km from Bhuj and the plane crashed at Bibber village which is 31...
  • Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years' July 31, 2014

    Algiers: Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police said on Thursday. An Air Algerie McDonnell Douglas 83 flying from Burkina Faso to Algiers crashed in northern Mali last Thursday, killing all 118 people on board. "It is...