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Ethiopian Airlines denies it tampered with flight records after crash

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:41 PM

Ethiopian Airlines says that directly after the crash 'all relevant hard copy maintenance records of the aircraft involved in the accident' were sealed, stored in a secure place, and delivered to investigators

TRAGEDY. Rescue teams collect bodies at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. File photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

4 bodies recovered from crashed Indonesia cargo plane

Sep 25, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Indonesia's search and rescue agency finds the bodies near the wreckage of the crashed plane

PLANE CRASH. The widow of a pilot, whose Twin Otter aircraft went missing en route to Ilaga, grieves at the Mozes Kilangin airport in Timika, Papua province, on September 25, 2019. Photo by Sevianto Pakiding/AFP

British pilot dies in ultralight plane crash in Pampanga

Sep 21, 2019 - 1:42 PM

Police identify the pilot as 55-year-old Mark Hogget, a resident of Tarlac City, Tarlac

ULTRALIGHT PLANE. A two-seater ultralight plane. Photo from the website of the Angeles City Flying Club

9 dead as small plane crashes at Calamba resort in Laguna

Sep 01, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) The light aircraft was used for medical evacuation. Among the dead are the patient being transported, the patient's wife, a doctor, and nurses.

Plane crash Calamba City Sept 1. Photo by Cabuyao Cabuyao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

Plane crash in Ecuador's Amazon region kills 4

Aug 25, 2019 - 8:24 AM

The civil aviation authority launches an investigation to determine the cause of the plane crash

18 killed as Pakistan army plane crashes into residential area

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:58 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The plane crashes into a poor village near an upscale neighborhood in the garrison city that is home to the army's headquarters

Military personnel work at the scene where a Pakistani Army Aviation Corps aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi on July 30, 2019.  Fifteen people were killed when a small plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early July 30.  AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people – officials

Jul 01, 2019 - 9:07 AM

(UPDATED) The plane was heading for St Petersburg, Florida, and was carrying two flight crew and 8 passengers, says a National Transportation Safety Board official

KING AIR 350. Photo shows the model of the twin-engine plane that crashed in Texas on June 30, 2019

9 killed in Hawaii twin-engine plane crash

Jun 22, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The Honolulu Fire Department says the aircraft was a skydiving plane that crashed on takeoff

2 pilots killed in Vietnam military plane crash

Jun 14, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Two pilots in central Khanh Hoa province die after their Russian two-seater training aircraft Yakovlev Yak-52 crashes near a mountain, killing one of them instantly

Russia probes pilot error after deadly plane blaze

May 07, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Investigators are still examining the black boxes from the plane and have so far given no official reason for the crash

PROBE. This handout picture taken and released on May 6, 2019 by the City News Agency 'Moscow' shows emergency workers at the site of a crash of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, a day after the incident. AFP PHOTO / CITY NEWS AGENCY MOSCOW / SERGEI VEDYASHKIN

Ethiopian crew followed procedure, but unable to control jet – report

Apr 04, 2019 - 5:13 PM

(UPDATED) 'The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft,' says Ethiopian transport minister Dagmawit Moges

ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES. In this file photo taken on November 28, 2017,an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft takes off from Felix Houphouet-Boigny Airport in Abidjan. File photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Boeing must do more work on proposed 737 fix – U.S. regulator

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Additional work is needed 'to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,' says a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman

BOEING 737. Boeing 737 airplanes are pictured on the company's production line, on March 27, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFPÂ

Boeing anti-stall system is activated in Ethiopia crash – source

Mar 29, 2019 - 3:43 PM

(UPDATED) The findings are based on flight recorder data and represent the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia

MIKE SINNETT OF BOEING. Mike Sinnett, Boeing Vice President of Product Strategy, makes opening remarks during a press conference in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019. Photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash – Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:10 AM

Tewolde GebreMariam says an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was 'to the best of our knowledge' activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302

MOURNING. Mourners of victims of the crashed accident of Ethiopian Airlines react during the mass funeral at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 17, 2019. Photo by AFP

Identifying Ethiopia crash victims may take 6 months – airline

Mar 16, 2019 - 10:57 PM

In a document sent to family members of the crash victims, Ethiopia Airlines say DNA result 'will be announced approximately 5 to 6 months from the date the sample is collected'

6 MONTH. Ethiopia Airlines say it will take time for them to send the DNA results of the crash victims. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing to upgrade stall prevention on 737 MAX – sources

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Sources say the fix was already underway before the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed

BOEING 737 MAX 8. Boeing is set to roll out an upgrade to their MAX 8 models after two deadly accidents in recent months. File photo shows an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet at the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

France probes 737 MAX black boxes as Boeing halts deliveries

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Investigators will now try to retrieve information from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash

SEARCH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, four days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ethiopian Airlines says it will decide by Thursday, March 14, which country will examine the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder

BOEING. The tail section of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Ethiopian Airlines is pictured at the company's factory, on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. says 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM

The US currently refuses to take action against Boeing's best-selling workhorse aircraft

BOEING 737 MAX. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Britain leads airspace bans on Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:28 PM

(UPDATED) US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the model and insisted they will take action if safety issues are detected

BANNED. A SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (background C) is parked on the tarmac of Changi International Airport in Singapore on March 12, 2019 while a SilkAir Boeing 737-8SA (front) taxi on a runway. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

United Nations mourns after 21 staff killed in Ethiopia plane crash

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:28 AM

'A global tragedy has hit close to home – and the United Nations is united in grief,' UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. This United Nations handout photo shows UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as he makes remarks at the opening meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women 63rd session on March 11, 2019. Photo by Evan Schneider/United Nations/AFP)

U.N. environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Maimunah Sharif, head of UN Habitat, says at least 22 UN employees were among those who died when the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed early Sunday, March 10

SILENCE. People have a moment of silence for the victims, including UN workers, of Ethiopia Airline's crash before the 4th UN Environment Assembly at the UN headquaters in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 11, 2019. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators recover the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early Sunday, March 10, near Addis Ababa

PLANE CRASH. People watch workers at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Greek man saved from Ethiopia plane crash because he arrived late

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time,' Antonis Mavropoulos says in a Facebook post entitled 'My lucky day'

LATE PASSENGER. The boarding pass of Antonis Mavropoulos for the ill-fated Ethiopian Air flight he missed. From Antonis Mavropoulos Facebook account

No survivors as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes with 157 aboard

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:56 PM

(5th UPDATE) The plane, which was carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew, 'lost contact' 6 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa

12 dead in Colombia plane crash

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:52 AM

No passengers survived in the crash

Pilot, student survive Nueva Ecija plane crash

Mar 04, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The two-seater Cessna 172 trainer plane encounters an engine problem, causing its abrupt landing in Nueva Ecija

SURVIVE. Student pilot Maria Thalia Limpin (in photo) and flight instructor Boni Sorgon survive the plane crash in Nueva Ecija. Photo from Limpin's Facebook account

Cardiff striker Sala missing after suspected plane crash

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:19 PM

French civil aviation authorities confirm that Emiliano Sala 'was on board the plane'

MISSING. Argentine striker Emiliano Sala signs with Cardiff City 3 days before he went missing. Photo from Emiliano Sala's Instagram

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash – Indonesia

Nov 28, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'The plane was no longer airworthy and it should not have kept flying,' says the aviation head of Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee

ndonesia's National Transportation Safety Commission's (KNKT) deputy head Haryo Satmiko (2nd R) delivers a preliminary report on Lion Air flight JT 610 during a press conference in Jakarta on November 28, 2018. Lion Air must improve its safety culture and better document repair work on its planes, Indonesian authorities said on November 28, in preliminary findings into last month's crash that killed all 189 people on board. Bay ISMOYO / AFP

'Stressed, weeping' pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash – inquiry

Aug 27, 2018 - 5:27 PM

The draft copy of the final investigation report concludes the US-Bangla Airlines captain was 'under stress and emotionally disturbed' after a female co-worker had 'questioned his reputation as a good instructor'

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

'Suicidal' mechanic steals, crashes empty plane from Seattle airport

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'This is not a terrorist incident,' says the Pierce County Sheriff's office

CRASH. An airline employee "conducted an unauthorized takeoff" of an airplane without passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma airport in the northwestern US state of Washington late Friday, August 10, 2018, airport officials said. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

97 injured as Mexican plane crashes at airport in hail storm

Aug 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

'It is confirmed that there have been no deaths from the flight #AM2431 accident,' says Jose Rosas, the governor of Durango state

AFTER CRASH. Handout picture released by Durango's Civil Protection showing the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 97 passengers and 4 crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. Photo by Durango Civil Protection/AFP

Two pilots killed in Vietnam military plane crash

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The pilots aare on a training drill when their aircraft crashes around midday in Nghe An province, a local police officer tells AFP.

Cuba air crash toll rises to 112, leaving 1 survivor

May 26, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The death of Emiley Sanchez de la O, 40, leaves only one survivor from the May 18 crash of the Boeing 737 operated by national carrier Cubana de Aviacion

AIR CRASH. Emergency personnel work at the site of the accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18, 2018. File photo by Yamil Lage/AFP

Cuba identifies remains of 50 of plane crash dead

May 23, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Just two survivors remain – both Cuban woman who are fighting for their lives at Havana's Calixto Garcia hospital

CRASH. Emergency personnel work at the site of the accident after a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft crashed after taking off from Havana's Jose Marti airport on May 18, 2018. File photo by Yamil Lage/AFP

10 dead in Bulacan plane crash

Mar 17, 2018 - 1:54 PM

(6TH UPDATE) Police say that aside from all passengers on the plane, 5 members of the family in the house where the plane crashed were also killed

CRASH LAND. A 6-seater plane crash lands upon takeoff from Plaridel, Bulacan on March 17, 2018.

Russian plane crash at base in Syria kills 32 – report

Mar 06, 2018 - 11:07 PM

'The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could have been a technical fault,' the Russian defense ministry says, adding the plane had not come under fire according to a report from the ground

RUSSIAN TRANSPORT PLANES. This file photo taken on August 20, 2007 shows a Russian-made Hungarian air force Antonov AN-26 plane flying above the Square of Heroes in the capital Budapest. File photo by Ferenc Isza/AFP

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(4th UPDATE) An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services says

ATR PLANE. In this file photo, a French-made ATR-72 owned by Iran's Aseman Airlines sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport on July 29, 2008. A similar plane was involved in the February 2018 crash. Marwan Naamani/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

Moscow plane crash may have been caused by iced speed probes

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:23 PM

'A factor in the development of a special situation in the flight could be the wrong data about flight speed on pilots' indicators which was likely due to iced pitot tubes (speed probes) while their heating systems were shut off,' says the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC)

PLANE CRASH INVESTIGATION. This handout photo taken and released by the Russian Emergency Ministry on February 13, 2018, shows emergency rescuers working at the site of plane crash in Ramensky district, on the outskirts of Moscow. Photo by the Russian Emergency Ministry/AFP

71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

Feb 11, 2018 - 8:52 PM

(6th UPDATE) Prosecutors open an investigation into Saratov Airlines following the crash

Winds seen as factor in deadly Costa Rica plane crash

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:23 AM

The plane burst into flames on impact, according to rescue officials and locals

10 Americans killed in plane crash in Costa Rica

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:15 AM

A list of the passengers given by local media shows 5 shared the same last name, suggesting they are related

PLANE CRASH. 10 Americans are killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica.

4 die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

Oct 14, 2017 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) Six other aboard the Antonov aircraft are injured

Up to 30 feared dead as DR Congo army plane crashes

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had 'several dozen people' on board, says an airport source

Investigators fail to find ‘crashed plane’ in Romblon

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:46 PM

After an 8-hour search, investigators fail to find debris or oil trails of a falling aircraft in San Agustin, Romblon, but 5 witnesses stand by what they saw

Myanmar ship recovers black box from crashed plane

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The process of deciphering data from the black box can take days or even weeks

Myanmar military chief senior-general Min Aung Hlaing speaks during a crash donations ceremony for the victims of Myanmar military transport plane Y8 crash in Naypyidaw on June 10, 2017. Myanmar navy ships battled high winds as they scoured the storm-whipped Andaman sea for wreckage from a military plane crash, bringing another body to shore as scores remained missing. / AFP PHOTO / AUNG HTET

Storms hinder desperate search for Myanmar plane wreck

Jun 09, 2017 - 4:06 PM

Most of the dead retrieved from the Andaman Sea so far have been women and children after a fraught search hampered by sweeping rains

Locator map of Myanmar

5 die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

Apr 17, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The fatalities include the pilot and all 3 passengers – a Swiss and three French nationals – aboard the aircraft and a man at the supermarket warehouse they crashed into at the time