Military Planes

  • Military plane shot down in east Ukraine June 14, 2014

    London: A Ukrainian military plane was shot down on Saturday by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern city of Luhansk, the defence ministry said. A statement posted on the defence ministry's website said that the Il-76 transport plane crashed after coming under heavy firing over the eastern city of Luhansk, BBC reported. The...
  • Military plane crashes in eastern Algeria, 103 dead February 11, 2014

    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 was...
  • Airbus keen to sell military planes to India February 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Europe's Airbus wants to sell its C295 military transport aircraft to India, an Airbus Military executive said on February 7, adding that the company was awaiting a request for proposals from the government. "We are very keen to see the RFP so we can get our proposal in there,"...
  • Kazakhstan military plane crashes, 27 people killed December 25, 2012

    Moscow: Kazakhstan's acting border service chief was among 27 people killed in a military plane crash on Tuesday near a southern city, authorities said. The An-72 crashed at 1255 GMT (7:55am EST) about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from the city of Shymkent near the border with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan's Committee for...
  • At least 30 killed in Angola air crash: reports September 15, 2011

    Johannesburg: At least 30 people were killed, including three generals, when an Angolan military aircraft crashed on Wednesday at an airport in Huambo, local media said. The plane with 36 people on board belonged to the air force and authorities were trying to reach the crash site, 550 kms (330 miles)...