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Plane crash kills 9, injures 3 in U.S.

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Two of the dead were children, according to US news reports coming in

PILATUS PC-12. In this file photo taken on April 13, 2015, a 'PC-12' single-engined aircraft of Swiss manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft is pulled over a street to the fair grounds in Friedrichshafen, southern Germany. File photo by Felix Kaestle/DPA/AFP

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Mar 11, 2019 - 8:32 PM

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Fatal air crashes and deaths up in 2018 – watchdog

Jan 02, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Aviation Safety Network records more than 500 people killed in 15 plane crashes in 2018

MARCH 12 AIRPLANE CRASH. Nepali rescue workers gather around the debris of an airplane that crashed near the international airport in Kathmandu on March 12, 2018. File photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Indonesia's Lion Air must improve safety culture – crash report

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators say that Lion Air kept putting the plane back into service despite repeatedly failing to fix a problem with the airspeed indicator in the days leading up to the fatal flight

IDENTIFICATION. In this file photo, Indonesian police and SAR personnel identify personal items of passengers of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 at the Jakarta port on October 30, 2018. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia wraps up Lion Air plane crash victim identification

Nov 23, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The identification is being called off because all the recovered remains have been tested

DEBRIS. This file photo shows a boat sailing in the background as debris from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 floats at sea in the waters north of Karawang, West Java province, on October 29, 2018. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Boeing issues advice over sensors after Lion Air plane crash

Nov 08, 2018 - 8:17 AM

The plane maker says local aviation officials believe pilots might have been given wrong information by the plane's automated systems before the fatal crash

This handout photo taken by Pertamina Hulu Energy and released on October 29, 2018 via the Twitter account of Sutopo Purwo Nugroho from Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows personnel looking at items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight JT 610, recovered off the coast of Indonesia's Java island after the Boeing crashed into the sea. Photo handout from Pertamina Hulu Energy via National Disaster Mitigation Agency/AFP

Search teams recover chairs, wheels from Lion Air plane crash site

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Divers are searching an area about 25-35 meters deep, but have been finding fewer body parts than earlier in the week

'Black box' recovered from crashed Lion Air plane

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The devices record information about the speed, altitude and direction of the plane as well as flight crew conversations and could hold vital clues to the cause of the deadly accident

BLACK BOX. This picture from Indonesia media agency 'detikcom' shows officials displaying part of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610's black box, an FDR (flight data recorder), after it was recovered from the Java Sea, during search operations in the waters off Karawang on November 1, 2018. Photo by Pradita Utama/Detikcom/AFP

Indonesia military chief 'strongly believes' crashed Lion Air plane found

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Using sonar technology, Hadi Tjahjanto says authorities are confident they have pinpointed the location of the Boeing 737-MAX plane that plunged into the sea on October 29

INSPECTION. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L), Indonesia's Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi (C), and National Search and Rescue head Muhammad Syaugi (R) inspect recovered debris from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 while touring the operations center at a port in northern Jakarta on October 30, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Crashed Lion Air plane: What we know

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Here is what we know so far about the Lion Air crash and the investigation

IDENTIFICATION. Indonesian police and SAR personnel identify personal items of passengers of the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 at the Jakarta port on October 30, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

More body parts found from crashed Lion Air plane

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) The accident has resurrected concerns about the patchy safety record of Indonesia's aviation industry

DEBRIS. A boat sails in the background as debris from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610 floats at sea in the waters north of Karawang, West Java province, on October 29, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesian Lion Air plane crashes into sea with 189 passengers, crew

Oct 29, 2018 - 12:16 PM

(5th UPDATE) Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweets pictures of debris, including what appeared to be an emergency slide and various parts of a smashed mobile phone

This handout photo taken by Pertamina Hulu Energy and released on October 29, 2018 via the Twitter account of Sutopo Purwo Nugroho from Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency shows personnel looking at items believed to be from the wreckage of the Lion Air flight JT 610, recovered off the coast of Indonesia's Java island after the Boeing crashed into the sea. Handout photo by Pertamina Hulu Energy/AFP

Cuba in mourning after deadliest air crash in nearly 30 years

May 19, 2018 - 2:24 PM

(UPDATED) Among the dead were 99 Cubans, 6 Mexican crewmembers, and 5 foreign tourists: two from Western Sahara, a Mexican tourist and an Argentine couple

MOURNING. Relatives of a crew member of a jetliner that crashed in Cuba arrive at Mexican-based airline Global Air's office in Mexico City on May 18, 2018. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

2 pilots killed in Turkey military training jet crash

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The plane's debris and the bodies of the pilots are found by search and rescue teams 3 kilometers (less than two miles) from the base

Investigators search snow for clues to deadly Russian plane crash

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Russia's Investigative Committee says it will consider explanations including human error, technical failure and weather conditions

HUDDLE. A picture taken in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow on February 11, 2018 shows an aerial view of Russian emergency vehicles arriving near to the site of air crash. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP

Passengers flee to safety as Peru plane catches fire

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:09 PM

The head of the transport ministry s civil aviation authority Juan Carlos Pavic says the fire broke out when the plane s right wing touched the ground on landing

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:03 AM

The pilot from the aerobatics team of the Swiss air force ejects to safety

Britain: 'High probability' ISIS bomb downed Russian jet

Nov 10, 2015 - 8:18 AM

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond says the definitive cause of the crash would be determined by Egyptian Russian investigation of the wreckage

DEBRIS. A handout picture provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry press service on 02 November 2015 shows a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt, 01 November 2015. Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout/EPA

US, UK say bomb may have downed Russian jet in Egypt

Nov 05, 2015 - 9:49 AM

UPDATED Britain and Ireland suspends flights to and from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh where the plane took off

DEBRIS. A handout picture provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry press service on 02 November 2015 shows a piece of wreckage of Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 at the site of the crash in Sinai, Egypt, 01 November 2015. Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Emergency Ministry/Handout/EPA

ISIS claims deadly Sinai bombing as experts probe Russian crash

Nov 04, 2015 - 11:28 PM

The Islamic State claims responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a police social club in El Arish

WAITING FOR THE BODIES. Members of the Egyptian security services stand guard as they await the bodies of the victims of the Russian passenger flight crash at Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt, October 31. Photo by Mohammed Hossam/EPA

At least 36 dead in S. Sudan air crash – Red Cross

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:15 PM

2nd UPDATE The Russian built Antonov An 12 cargo plan smashes into a farming community on an island in the White Nile river Rescue workers continue search for more bodies

CRASH SITE. People gather at the site where a cargo plane crashed into a small farming community on a small island in the White Nile river, close to Juba airport in the Hai Gabat residential area on November 4. Photo by Charles Lomodong/AFP

Asiana crash dead from China were best friends: report

Jul 08, 2013 - 10:58 PM

The two teenage Chinese girls killed in a passenger jet crash in San Francisco were reportedly best friends according to classmates and teachers

INSPECTION. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman and Investigator-in-Charge Bill English looking at interior damage to Asiana Flight 214 during their first site assessment in San Francisco, California. Photo by AFP/Handout/NTSB

Russia probes Moscow plane crash

Dec 30, 2012 - 3:31 PM

Russian medics began Sunday identifying the bodies of four crew killed when a passenger jet careened off the runway of a Moscow international airport and smashed into a highway

CRASH SITE. Russian police investigators and emergency services teams work at the Tu-204 jet crash site near the Vnukovo airport outside Moscow on December 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER USOLTSEV

Four dead as Russian plane crashes into motorway

Dec 30, 2012 - 12:07 AM

The Red Wings airlines Russian made Tu 204 jet empty of passengers and carrying just its eight crew caught fire after crashing through the perimeter fence of Vnukovo airport in the west of the city officials said

CRASH SITE. Russian police investigators and emergency services teams work at the Tu-204 jet crash site near the Vnukovo airport outside Moscow on December 29, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER USOLTSEV