PLANE CRASH

  • Second black box found from Germanwings plane crash site April 2, 2015

    Marseille: The second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found after a nine-day search, prosecutors said on Thursday. Authorities are hoping to unearth more clues about the disaster from the black box after the first voice recorder suggested...
  • Indonesia calls off search for remaining AirAsia victims March 18, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea, an official said on Wednesday. All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, to Singapore. So far, 106 bodies...
  • Vintage plane Harrison Ford crashed was well-restored, official says March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Harrison Ford was piloting a World War Two vintage plane that had been restored to a high standard when he crash landed at a Los Angeles golf course after reporting an engine failure, a federal investigator said on Friday. Moments after Ford took off in his 1942 single-engine...
  • Indian-American surgeon among first to help actor Harrison Ford, injured in plane crash March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf on Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none other than famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford. Khurana was among the first to pull out the injured star from the wreckage. When Khurana saw the plane crash on...
  • Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Star Wars' star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off...
  • Taiwan plane crashes into river after take-off, death toll rises to 23 February 5, 2015

    Taipei: A TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board careered into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing 23 people and leaving 20 missing, officials said. Fifteen people survived the crash after the plane lurched between buildings, clipped a taxi and...
  • Watch: Plane with 58 people on board crashes in a river in Taiwan February 4, 2015

    Air travel continues to be a cause for worry in South East Asia where at least least 8 people have been killed after a TransAsia flight crash landed in a river in Taipei. 58 people were aboard the flight. Local reports suggests that dozens of people have been rescued but...
  • Taiwan plane with 58 aboard crashes in Taipei; 12 killed February 4, 2015

    Taiwan: A Taiwanese flight with 58 people aboard went sideways, clipped an elevated roadway and careened into a river on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the island's capital of Taipei, killing at least 12 people, local media and officials said. Rescue crews in rubber rafts clustered around an exposed area of...
  • Passenger plane crashes in Taiwan with 58 people aboard: reports February 4, 2015

    Taipei: A passenger plane with 58 people on board plunged into a river outside Taiwan's capital Taipei on Wednesday, with 10 people rescued and dozens trapped inside, according to television reports. The TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane was on a domestic flight when it hit a road bridge before ploughing...
  • French judge to probe AirAsia crash January 31, 2015

    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 January 29, 2015

    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...