Plane Crash

  • Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered 19-04-2014 12:37 PM

    Kuala Lampur: Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers. Samuel Rogers, a 20-year-old German on a backpacking trip, in Bangkok and on his way...
  • Signals 'rapidly fading', long jet search ahead: Australian PM 12-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Signals possibly from the black box of the ill-fated Malaysian jet were "rapidly fading" and the ongoing massive search for the plane was likely to continue "for a long time", Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Saturday. "Given that the signal from the black box is rapidly fading, what...
  • MH370: What do we know? What will we ever know? 04-04-2014 06:49 PM

    At the time - the evening of March 24 - it seemed like the breakthrough the world was waiting for. In a hastily called speech, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that an unprecedented analysis of satellite signals concluded that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "ended" deep in the Indian Ocean,...
  • UK: Aircraft crashes into a field, 2 persons dead 30-03-2014 07:12 AM

    London: Two persons, including the pilot, have been killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area in the UK, officials said. Emergency services were alerted to a major incident that a plane had gone down in Essex, a home county north-east of London, last evening....
  • Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha pays his last respect to dead C-130J crew 29-03-2014 11:53 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paid his last respects to the crew members of C-130J at a ceremonial function held at Hindan Air Force Station on Saturday. The family members also paid their last respects to the martyrs who lost their lives in the...
  • What Malaysia Airlines said on MH370 25-03-2014 08:42 AM

    Australia has called of the search for MH370, saying the southern Indian Ocean is dangerous. ...
  • Malaysian plane crash: What we know, and still don't 25-03-2014 07:29 AM

    A summary of the questions answered, and still pending, about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's Monday announcement: what we know: The plane crashed: Najib said satellite data showed the flight "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," confirming that the Boeing 777 that...
  • MH370 crash: China demands satellite data from Malaysia 25-03-2014 07:04 AM

    Beijing: China has demanded Malaysia to provide satellite data which led to its judgement that flight MH370 ended in the Indian Ocean. "We demand the Malaysian side to make clear the specific basis on which they come to this judgement," Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Hangsheng said here last night...
  • Missing Malaysian jet: Vasthu Shastra expert joins search 13-03-2014 08:52 PM

    While scores of vessels and aircraft are still scouring the seas of southeast Asia for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, a Vasthu Shastra expert has claimed the aircraft will be found on or before Saturday. Yuvaraj Sowma, a Chennai-based astrologer and Vasthu Shastra expert, told the Malaysian Star on Wednesday...
  • Passengers of crashed Malaysian flight identified, five Indians named 08-03-2014 06:40 PM

    Kuala Lampur: The passengers who were on board on the Malaysian Airline flight which crashed into the South China sea have been identified. The five Indian passengers who were on board have been identified as - Chetana Kolekar (55), Swanand Kolekar (23), Vinod Kolekar (59), Chandrikams Sharma (51), Kranti Shirsath...
  • Malaysia Airlines denies crash report, says plane still missing 08-03-2014 01:22 PM

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew went missing over the South China Sea on Saturday, presumed crashed, as ships from countries closest to its flight path scoured a large search area for any wreckage. Vietnamese state media, quoting a senior naval official, had reported...
  • Malaysian plane crashes into sea, 5 Indians among 239 on board: Report 08-03-2014 12:47 PM

    Kuala Lampur: The Malaysian Airline flight which crashed into the South China sea had five Indian nationals on board, confirmed a media statement from the airlines. The five Indians who were on board the flight are - Chetana Kolekar (55), Swanand Kolekar (23), Vinod Kolekar (59), Chandrikams Sharma (51), Kranti...
  • Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years 08-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years 2010 - Air India Express Flight 812 crash at Mangalore airport - Dubai to Mangalore bound plane crashed on 22 May 2010, overshot the runway on landing, fell over a cliff and caught fire, spreading wreckage across the surrounding...
  • Boeing 777: One of the most popular, safest jets 08-03-2014 12:21 PM

    New York: The Boeing 777 flown by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday morning over the South China Sea is one of the world's most popular - and safest - jets. The long-range jumbo jet has helped connect cities at the far ends of the globe, with flights as long as...
  • Malaysian plane with 239 on board crashes into the sea: Vietnamese media 08-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam's Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog 18-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had...
  • Nepal Police finds wreckage of crashed plane 17-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Kathmandu: The wreckage of a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people was found on Monday in the country's mountainous west and rescuers are trying to ascertain if there is any survivor. The Twin Otter was found crashed at Masine Lek in Arghakhanchi district. "We have found the aircraft crashed...
  • Algerian military plane crashes into mountain, 77 killed 12-02-2014 08:09 AM

    Algeria: A military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing 77 people, the worst air disaster in the North African country in a decade. State television showed footage of the wreckage of the plane near the village of...
  • Military plane crashes in eastern Algeria, 103 dead 11-02-2014 07:01 PM

    Algiers: An Algerian military transport plane crashed Tuesday in the country's mountainous east, killing 103 people, according to an Algerian intelligence official. The intelligence officer said the crash killed everybody on board, including the 4 crew members, a total of 103 people. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he...
  • Watch: The exact moment of panic caught on camera when a plane crashes into the ocean in Hawaii 14-01-2014 11:19 AM

    A video records the panic and drama in the final moments inside a small plane when it crashed into the ocean in Hawaii. ...
  • Wreckage of aircraft found near Chhindwara, pilot dead 25-12-2013 11:43 AM

    Chhindwara: Wreckage of two-seater training aircraft was found near Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The pilot's body was also recovered from the crash site. The aircraft which had left from Gondia had gone missing on Tuesday. (More details awaited) ...
  • Pilatus plane crashed in Belgium killing all 11 people on board 20-10-2013 12:26 AM

    A small Pilatus plane carrying a group of skydivers crashed in Belgium on Saturday, killing all 11 people on board despite the attempts of several to jump to safety, local authorities said. The plane took off from a small airport near Namur, central Belgium, carrying members of a local skydiving...
  • 49 feared dead in plane crash in Laos 16-10-2013 06:34 PM

    Bangkok: A Laos Airlines flight crashed Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing all 49 people aboard, including passengers from 11 countries, the Lao government said. The Ministry of Public Works and Transport, which operates the airline as a state enterprise, said 44 passengers and five crew members were...
  • Nigeria: Plane with 20 on board crash-lands in Lagos, 8 dead 03-10-2013 04:28 PM

    Lagos: A small chartered passenger plane with 20 people on board crashed shortly after take-off at Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday and at least eight people were killed, authorities said. Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi said there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from...
  • Single engine plane crashes in Deogarh, pilot suffers minor injuries 07-08-2013 04:54 PM

    A single engine aircraft, planned to be used for flying over the Baidyanath Dham temple at Deogarh in Jharkhand, crashed at the airstrip on Wednesday with the pilot suffering minor injuries, a senior police official said. "The plane which was on a trial flight following maintenance developed engine trouble shortly...
  • San Francisco: Survivor could see runway through hole in tail 08-07-2013 12:50 AM

    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...
  • No signs of terrorism in Boeing 777 plane crash, say security officials 07-07-2013 09:45 PM

    An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 with 307 people on board crashed and burst into flames as it landed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after a flight from Seoul, killing two people and sending more than 180 to local hospitals. ...
  • Russia: Helicopter crashes in Siberia, 19 dead 02-07-2013 01:49 PM

    Moscow: Russian authorities say 19 people have died after a helicopter carrying 28 people, including 11 children, crashed in a remote Siberian region of Yakutia. The Interstate Aviation Committee, Russia's top aviation body, said that a Mi-8 helicopter crash-landed in a remote mountainous area on Tuesday, dozens of miles away...
  • Gujarat: MiG-29 fighter aircraft crashes; pilot safe 24-06-2013 02:47 PM

    Jamnagar: A MiG-29 fighter aircraft on a routine sortie on Monday crashed near Lalparda village in Gujarat's Jamnagar district, with the pilot ejecting safely. "A MiG-29 fighter jet today crashed at 13.30 hours near Lalparda village south of Khambhalia town," IAF officials said. The aircraft was on on a routine...
  • US: Plane crashes at an air show in Ohio; two dead 23-06-2013 09:43 AM

    Washington: Two people were killed in a small plane crash at an air show in the US state of Ohio, a media report said. The crash occurred around 12.45 pm at the 39th Vectren Dayton Air Show near Dayton, Ohio, Xinhua reported citing the Dayton Daily News. A 450 HP...