PLANE

  • French judge to probe AirAsia crash Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Amidst troublesome phase of Indian aviation space, Vistara takes first flight January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Entering the Indian aviation space at a time when existing players are going through a turbulent phase, Tata-Singapore Airlines venture Vistara on Friday said its aim will be to 'do it right' rather than being lavish or over-the-top. "We must do it right instead of making a big splash...
  • 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...
  • Indonesian family of 10 misses ill-fated AirAsia QZ8501 flight December 29, 2014

    Jakarta: An Indonesian family of 10 said pn Monday they had a miraculous escape when they arrived too late to catch AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing shortly after take-off en route to Singapore. Christianawati (36), said the 10 of them, who included her family, her mother and her younger brother's...
  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane fails to take off, police push it off the runway December 22, 2014

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh policemen were on Monday employed to push Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane as it failed to take off from Chhindwara airport. Officers were pushing the plane off the runway to make room for Congress MP Kamal Nath's plane which was due to land. Kamal Nath's plane hovered...
  • Austria arrests couple with machine gun in plane luggage December 21, 2014

    Vienna: An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said on Saturday. "The couple were already on board the aircraft by the time the machine gun and live...
  • Tata, Singapore Airline venture Vistara to take off on January 9 December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines Ltd's Indian joint venture with the Tata conglomerate, Vistara, will start flying from January 9, the airlines said. Based in New Delhi, the full service Vistara will begin operations with a fleet of new Airbus A320-200s with 148 seats, Tata SIA Airlines Ltd said in a statement...
  • 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...
  • US plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew fell ill December 7, 2014

    Rome: A US Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome on Saturday after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill, Italian media reported. The plane, which set off from Tel Aviv in Israel for Philadelphia in the United States, landed at the Fiumicino airport in the...
  • 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...
  • Passengers push frozen Siberian plane in minus 52 degree celsius temperature November 27, 2014

    Moscow: Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said. The extraordinary story emerged after a passenger posted a video on YouTube showing a group of cheery travelers pushing the Tupolev plane on the snow-covered...
  • 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...
  • A plane sans windows! Windowless planes to take off soon October 29, 2014

    London: Imagine flying in a plane sans windows! Your imagination may soon become a reality with a British company working on such a plane. The new plane that is still in the design phase will not only revolutionise the future of commercial flight but will allow passengers to choose panoramic views...
  • US plane on secret mission returns to Earth October 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned. The spacecraft which blasted off in December 2012 for its third space mission touched down at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday, Xinhua reported. "The mission...