PLANE CRASH

  • 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...
  • Some MH17 victims may 'never be found': Police July 28, 2014

    Hague: All remains of the 298 people who died on downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebelheld 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 crashlands on US beach, kills man July 28, 2014

    Miami: A small plane crashlanded 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 midafternoon 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 July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 proRussia rebels shoot down two fighter jets July 23, 2014

    Kiev: ProRussian 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 Russiabacked 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, proMoscow 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 rebelheld 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 proRussian 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 rebelheld 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 45man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden cleanup' July 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russianbacked rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden cleanup" 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: ProMoscow 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 illfated 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. ...