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Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains – spokesman

Feb 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Gov't spokesperson: 'The Revolutionary Guards' helicopters this morning found the wreckage of the plane on Dena mountain'

AERIAL SURVEY. A handout picture released on February 19, 2018 by the Tasnim news agency shows members of a rescue team helicopter searching for the wreckage of Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 in Iran's Zagros mountain range. Tasnim News/Handout/AFP

Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site – Australia

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Two new studies say photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane s disappearance but not released to the public showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so called northern area

MH370 SEARCH. In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Most of those on board are thought to be women and children who were traveling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon

WORKHORSE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2015 shows a Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 transport aircraft being unloaded at Sittwe airport in Rakhine state, similar to the aircraft carrying over 100 people that went missing between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon on June 7, 2017. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Body parts found after plane goes missing near Riau Islands

Dec 04, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The M28 Skytruck plane carrying 13 people lost contact with air traffic control Saturday December 3 during a flight from Pangkal Pinang Bangka Belitung province to Batam in the Riau Islands province in western Indonesia

Australia says possible MH370 debris found on Mauritius

Apr 03, 2016 - 12:45 PM

The latest discovery comes less than two weeks after Australian and Malaysian authorities said two pieces of debris found in Mozambique were almost certainly from MH370

A man looks at his phone while walking past a MH370 mural that shows the Malaysia Airlines logo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 24, 2016. Fazry Ismail/EPA

2015 is safest year in aviation – Statistics

Dec 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Data from the Aviation Safety Network reveal that there are less aviation mishaps in the world in 2015 compared to past years

ACCIDENT. A view of the private plane that skidded off the runway of the Tacloban airport on January 17, 2015, as viewed on a live feed from the site. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Russian plane broke up 'in the air' – expert

Nov 01, 2015 - 11:41 PM

UPDATED Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sissi urges patience to determine the cause of Saturday s October 31 crash after the Islamic State ISIS jihadist group claimed it brought down the A 321 in Egypt s restive Sinai Peninsula

MOURNING. Russians lay flowers and light candles in memory of victims of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 accident in Sinai, Egypt, at the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo by Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Unidentified plane crashes in Sultan Kudarat

Jun 14, 2015 - 6:37 PM

Residents of Esperanza town say they saw the plane explode in mid air before crashing

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Indonesia drug mule, Licuanan on K-12, Germanwings pilot | The wRap

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Filipina drug mule in Indonesia’s death row was duped Higher education chair Licuanan says extra school years are worth it The Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies

The role of the Airbus cockpit lock in the Germanwings crash

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:19 PM

What role did a plane’s locking mechanism play in the Germanwings plane crash?

Germany to hold national memorial for crash victims on April 17

Mar 28, 2015 - 6:36 PM

The ceremony will be held at Cologne Cathedral in western Germany and is due to be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck

'Back to drawing board' if MH370 search fails, Malaysia says

Mar 07, 2015 - 4:01 PM

Malaysia transport minister s comment echoes Australia s statement which raised doubts about an open ended search for the aircraft

PLANES. Young passengers take a picture of Malayisa Airline aircraft using their mobile phone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur. Ahmad Yusni/EPA

Indonesia retrieves last of crashed AirAsia jet fuselage

Feb 28, 2015 - 4:02 PM

We have retrieved on Friday the last and large part of the AirAsia fuselage with a wing still intact an Indonesian official says

Image apparently showing the back part of the plane on the sea bed. Image from Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen's Facebook page

Doomed AirAsia jet's climb echoes Air France disaster

Jan 21, 2015 - 3:27 PM

The Air France flight from Rio to Paris vanished at night during a storm The aircraft s speed sensors were found to have malfunctioned and the plane climbed too steeply causing it to stall

RECOVERED. Indonesian national search and rescue agency's (BASARNAS) crew lifts up the wreckage of AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail from the Crest Onyx ship, after it was hoisted from the Java Sea during their recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Kalimantan, on January 11, 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesia pledges AirAsia probe as plane parts found

Jan 03, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Search teams find four large parts of the airline s plane that crashed into the sea last weekend

SEARCH AND RESCUE. An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia. Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch: experts

Jan 01, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Experts say the results of the initial phase of search and rescue operations suggest the pilot may have conducted an emergency water landing before the plane was overcome by high seas

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

US sends warship as Indonesia expands AirAsia plane search

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320 200 carrying 162 people lost contact en route from Indonesia to Singapore no clue has been found as to the plane s final location or fate

SEARCH CONTINUES. A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea on December 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juni KRISWANTO

FAST FACTS: Aviation disasters in Indonesia

Dec 29, 2014 - 1:10 PM

The case of the missing AirAsia flight is the 4th aviation disaster in Indonesia in 2014 and could be among the country s worst aircraft disasters

HIGHLIGHTS: AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Dec 28, 2014 - 4:24 PM

UPDATED AirAsia flight QZ 8501 on a routine flight from Surabaya Indonesia to Singapore went missing early Sunday December 28 with a total of 162 people on board Bodies and debris have been recovered This is what we know so far

Cancelled flights: Saturday, December 6

Dec 05, 2014 - 9:09 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Saturday December 6

First lawsuit filed in Malaysia over MH370

Oct 31, 2014 - 1:43 PM

The suit is filed by lawyers on behalf of the two underage sons of Jee Jing Hang who was on board the ill fated Malaysia Airlines flight

48 killed, 10 survivors in Taiwan plane crash – airline

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:38 PM

UPDATED Flight GE222 was carrying 54 passengers and four crew members on a domestic flight when it crashed on Wednesday

PLANE DOWN. Police and soldiers guard the crash site of the TransAasia Airways plane on the Penghu Islands in the Taiwan Strait, 24 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet – CIA

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:49 AM

The US Central Intelligence Agency says terrorism could not be ruled out in the disappearance of a Malaysian airliner

STILL MISSING. Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370 remains missing after contact with air traffic authorities on March 8. Photo from AFP

Malaysia says jet may have turned back, search expanded

Mar 09, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Malaysian authorities were looking into the possibility that an airliner which vanished with 239 people on board had attempted to turn back

STILL MISSING. Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370 remains missing after contact with air traffic authorities on March 8. Photo from AFP

Malaysia investigates possible terror link

Mar 09, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Malaysia is investigating 4 names on the flight manifest of an airliner that vanished with 239 people aboard

Photo from AFP

FBI to probe missing Malaysia plane

Mar 09, 2014 - 11:24 AM

So far what happened is a mystery

STILL MISSING. Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane remains missing after contact with air traffic authorities on March 8. Photo from AFP

Indonesia steps up search for missing plane

May 10, 2012 - 8:45 AM

The Russian Sukhoi Superjet with about 50 people on board vanished from radar screens south of the Indonesian capital Jakarta 50 minutes into what was meant to be a brief demonstration flight

File photo of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. One such plane vanished from radar screens south of Jakarta, Indonesia on May 9, 2012, during a demonstration flight. Photo courtesy of Sukhoi Company (JSC).