CRASH

  • Singapore ends AirAsia jet search; vessel returns 1 week ago

    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...
  • Crashed AirAsia jet's pilots did not get weather inputs: Reports January 5, 2015

    Jakarta: AirAsia Indonesia allegedly violated standard procedures which resulted in the pilots of the airline's doomed plane not receiving a required weather report before takeoff, a media report has said citing leaked official documents. The Jakarta Post reported that the leaked documents have given rise to allegations that AirAsia Indonesia violated...
  • 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...
  • Car crash test mandatory, says government January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: For a country that loses one life every 4 minutes due to a road accident, there couldn't have been a better new year gift. The governmnet has made car crash tests mandatory for all new cars in India from October 2017. Road safety experts say this move will...
  • 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...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Maruti ready to upgrade safety features after Swift failed crash test November 29, 2014

    Gandhinagar: After Maruti Suzuki's popular hatchback Swift failed the recent Global NCAP crash test, the company today said it is ready to upgrade safety standards if asked to do so by the government. While interacting with reporters during the AutoShow Gujarat 2014 here at Mahatma Mandir, Executive Director of Maruti Suzuki...
  • 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...
  • Paul Walker's legacy lives through charity: brother November 28, 2014

    London, Nov 28 (PTI) Actor Paul Walker's brother believes the late star's legacy lives on through his charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). The 'Fast and Furious' star - who died in a car crash last November - established Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) to provide relief in areas affected by natural disasters...
  • F1 driver Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma, taken to France November 19, 2014

    Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during last month's Japanese Grand Prix, remains in a critical condition with severe head...
  • Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, two injured November 19, 2014

    Indore: An aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on Wednesday in which two persons were seriously injured, police said. "The aircraft on training sortie crashed near the boundary wall of the airport," Superintendent of Police (SP), East area, Abid Khan said. The two...
  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • 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...
  • Photos: Debris of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that crashed during a test flight in California November 2, 2014

    Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight...
  • Virgin Galactic may put plans on hold after spaceship's deadly crash November 1, 2014

    Virgin Galactic is considered by many to be the best hope in private space exploration. The founder hoped to start flights into space within months, but after deadly spacecraft explosion plans may be put on hold. The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo is described as a sub orbital vehicle where ticket holders...
  • Virgin Galactic CEO offers support in spaceship crash probe November 1, 2014

    In a setback to commercial spaceflight, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight over California killing one of the two pilots and injuring the other. Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said, "We are going to be supporting the investigation as we figure out what happened today and we are...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test in California, 1 dead November 1, 2014

    Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight...