Plane Crash

  • Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years' 13 hours 5 minutes ago

    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...
  • Some MH17 victims may 'never be found': Police 3 days ago

    Hague: All remains of the 298 people who died on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine may never be recovered, Dutch police chief Gerard Bouman said on Monday. "I would love to give a guarantee that all the remains will come back, and all possessions, but I believe...
  • Plane crash-lands on US beach, kills man 4 days ago

    Miami: A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida on Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday. The mid-afternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose...
  • Air Algerie crash: No survivors; black box found at site 6 days ago

    Paris: French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to...
  • Wreckage of Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people found in Mali 6 days ago

    Algiers/Bamako: Authorities said on Thursday they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Regional aviation officials said they had lost contact with flight AH5017 at around 0155...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands July 23, 2014

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing July 23, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration...
  • Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers on board. A spokesman for Ukraine's military operations said the planes were downed near Savur Mogila, a burial mound in the...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination July 23, 2014

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia July 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US July 22, 2014

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes July 22, 2014

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia July 21, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine. Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by...
  • MH17: Refrigerated train with plane crash bodies leaves Ukraine town July 21, 2014

    Hrabove: A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away on Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter saw the train leave from Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, and...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe July 21, 2014

    Canberra: A former Australian defence official, who led the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived in Kiev on Monday to examine MH17's crash site. Former air chief marshal Angus Houston will lead a 45-man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up' July 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation. At least 27 Australian passengers were among the 298 people aboard...
  • MH17 crash: 251 bodies, dozens of body parts recovered, says Ukraine July 21, 2014

    Torez: Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders that the rebels were tampering with the site. The United States, meanwhile, presented...
  • Ukraine accuses rebels of hiding MH17 plane crash evidence July 21, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine on Sunday accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged dozens of bodies on Saturday,...
  • Malaysia Airlines offers refunds to travellers after MH17 July 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines on Sunday said it would offer full refunds to passengers intending to cancel tickets and waive fees for customers who want to change their travel plans following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine, months after the mysterious crash of MH370. The struggling Malaysian flag carrier said it...
  • Malaysia airlines crash: Rebels have taken away all bodies, says Ukraine July 20, 2014

    Ukraine: Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said on Sunday. Witnesses saw the rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks at the crash site on Saturday in eastern Ukraine and driving them...
  • Lost brother in MH370, loses step daughter in MH17 July 20, 2014

    More than 25 Australians have died in the MH17 disaster. Kaylene Mann from Australia lost her relatives in both the Malaysia airlines tragedies. Her brother Rod Burrows and his wife Mary died on flight MH370. Now she lost her step daughter in MH17 crash. ...
  • MH17 crash: Malaysian Deputy PM meets families of crash victims July 20, 2014

    Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muyhiddin Yassin on Saturday visited the families of 24 Malaysian victims who were on board that ill-fated aircraft. Yassin spent more than an hour talking those families. Earlier, he had also visited the Operations room of MH17 at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ...
  • Monitors gain better access to crash site in eastern Ukraine July 20, 2014

    Ukraine: International monitors said on Saturday they had been allowed to see more of the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, though gunmen still stopped them approaching some of the wreckage. In sometimes tense scenes with pro-Russian rebels clearly uncomfortable at having observers and the press present,...
  • DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims July 20, 2014

    Netherlands: Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine. Families and friends of the dead huddled to console one another at churches, schools and sports clubs...
  • Lack of security at Malaysian plane crash site unacceptable: US July 20, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday condemned "unacceptable" insecurity at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, renewing calls for better access to the debris amid reports of evidence tampering. "The site is not secure, and there are multiple reports of bodies being removed, parts of the...
  • France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions July 20, 2014

    Paris: The French and Ukrainian presidents on Saturday said that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated". Following a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, President Francois Hollande said the two had agreed "on the importance of establishing the facts"...
  • Russia providing heavy weapons to Ukrainian rebels: Pentagon July 19, 2014

    Washington: The Pentagon has alleged that Russia continues to provide the separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine with heavy weapons and other military equipment, in addition to financing. "We see no hint that Russian support for the separatists has ceased. In fact, we believe that Russia continues to provide them with heavy...
  • Malaysia PM's step-grandmother was on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Najib Razak's step-grandmother was on board the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that crashed in violence-wracked Ukraine, the country's defence minister confirmed on Saturday. Hishammuddin Hussein, a cousin of Najib's, said 83-year-old Sri Siti Amirah was "on the flight". Siti Amirah was also Hishammuddin's step-grandmother. "Pls pray 4 her,"...
  • MH17 crash site looks like the biggest crime scene: Investigators July 19, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has called Malaysian plane crash a global tragedy. Obama said that an independent probe is essential. International monitors investigating the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine on Friday said that the team was not given full access to the site and was greeted with hostility by...
  • Obama reaches out to global leaders for investigation on MH17 July 19, 2014

    Washington: Hours after blaming Russia-baked Ukrainian separatists for the shooting down of a Malaysian Airline Plane that killed nearly 300 people, US President Barack Obama has called on his counterparts seeking an impartial international investigation. In separate phone calls with Obama British Prime Minister David Cameroon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and...