Air Crash

  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane 11-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they...
  • MiG-21 FL flies into history today after serving the IAF for 50 years 11-12-2013 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: India's first supersonic jet fighter the MiG-21 FL will be decommissioned after 50 years of service on Wednesday. The aircraft had played a crucial role in the 1971 war with Pakistan. Retiring the FL model, which is the oldest, is the first step to the Air Force's plan...
  • TN: SpiceJet flight grounded after landing gear snag, all passengers safe 28-07-2013 05:02 PM

    Chennai: Forty-two passengers of a SpiceJet flight from here had a narrow escape when the main landing gear malfunctioned at touchdown at the Tuticorin airport on Sunday and the aircraft was grounded. All the passengers were safely disembarked and the aircraft which sustained slight damage had been grounded, Tuticorin airport...
  • San Francisco: Asiana flight tried to abort landing 08-07-2013 02:44 AM

    San Francisco: A federal safety official said the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 showed the jetliner tried to abort its landing and come around for another try 1.5 seconds before it crashed at San Francisco airport. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news...
  • 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...
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg switches flights, avoids Asiana Air crash 07-07-2013 09:17 AM

    Washington: Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and other executives at the social media giant escaped potential disaster when they switched to a United flight returning from a Korean business trip. They were earlier booked on the Asiana Air flight that crash landed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday morning...
  • Mangalore air crash: SC issues notice to AI, Govt 03-01-2012 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Air India and the Union of India on compensation payable to those who died in Mangalore air crash in 2010. One petitioner, whose son Mohammad Rafi died in the air crash, had approached the apex court saying that he should...
  • Poland: plane from US lands on belly, none hurt 02-11-2011 11:00 AM

    Warsaw: A Boeing airliner from the US carrying 231 people was forced to land on its belly in Warsaw after its landing gear failed to open, triggering sparks and small fires. No one was hurt, but some passengers sobbed as they prayed for a safe landing. Capt Tadeusz Wrona, who...
  • US: 3 dead, 56 injured in Reno air show crash 17-09-2011 07:52 AM

    Reno: A vintage World War II-era fighter plane plunged into the grandstands on Friday during a popular annual air show, killing at least three people, injuring more than 50 spectators and creating a horrific scene strewn with body parts and smoking debris. The plane, flown by an 80-year-old pilot, spiraled...
  • Mangalore crash compensation order set aside 25-08-2011 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Thursday set aside the verdict of single-judge bench of the same court asking Air India to pay over Rs 75 lakh compensation to families of each of 158 victims of May 2010 Mangalore air crash. Air India on August 12...
  • Mangalore crash compensation: Air India moves HC 12-08-2011 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped Air India (AI) does not want to pay compensation of Rs 75 lakh to victims of the 2010 Mangalore Air India crash. Air India on Friday appealed against the High Court order despite earlier assurances that there will be no delay in paying compensation. Air India...
  • Mangalore crash compensation hiked to 75 lakh 20-07-2011 12:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has ruled that the victims of May 2010 Mangalore air crash that claimed the lives of 158 people will now be entitled to an interim compensation of Rs 75 lakh each. This came on a petition filed by the Mangalore Air Crash Victims Families Association...
  • I thought it was a shooting star: Eyewitness 26-05-2011 01:26 AM

    Faridabad: "I thought it was a shooting star only to realise later it was a small plane that was coming crashing down." This was stated by an eyewitness Rahul who felt something was amiss on seeing the night sky outside his home when a dust storm hit the area. "It...
  • US condoles UN plane crash victims' families 05-04-2011 08:57 AM

    Washington: The United States has expressed condolences to the families of victims aboard a UN plane that crashed en route to Congo. "We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life in the United Nations plane that crashed flying into Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo," State Department...
  • Russia blames Polish crew in Kaczynski crash 12-01-2011 05:39 PM

    Moscow: Russian officials investigating the plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski placed the blame squarely on the Poles on Wednesday, saying the crew was pressured to land in bad weather by an air force commander who had been drinking. Kaczynski and 95 others, including his wife, died in...
  • Report blames pilot error for Mangalore air crash 16-11-2010 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: The final report on the crash of the Air India Express plane at Mangalore airport, in which 158 people were killed, has been submitted to the Civil Aviation Ministry. Civil aviation sources have told CNN-IBN that the crash was caused by pilot error. Sources say the report claims...
  • Mangalore air crash: Pilot's error revealed 09-09-2010 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: According to a report of DGCA and Boeing officials probing the crash, it was pilot error that led to the Mangalore crash – India’s worst air tragedy that killed 158 people. The report says that data retrieved from the cockpit voice recorder shows that the captain was on...
  • Air disaster averted at Mumbai airport 04-06-2010 07:30 AM

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  • Cockpit voice recorder, not black box, found 24-05-2010 08:40 AM

    Mangalore: Even 48 hours after the Mangalore crash, investigators have zeroed in on the area where the black box is. The box is critical in patching together what went wrong on the morning of May 22. Investigators from the DGCA and the local administration have however, found the cockpit voice...