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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

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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

Plane crash-lands in South Sudan with 45 onboard

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:46 PM

UPDATED Images circulating on social media show thick black smoke billowing from the aircraft which was completely burned out except for the tail clearly bearing the insignia of local carrier South Supreme Airlines

Kyrgyzstan blames pilot error for Turkish cargo plane hitting village

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:33 PM

7th UPDATE The majority of the dead are from the village of Dacha Suu where the plane – a flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Kyrgyzstan s capital Bishkek – crashed

CRASHED. The wreckage of a Turkish cargo plane is seen after it crashed in the village of Dacha-Suu outside Bishkek on January 16, 2017. Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/ AFP

Russia to rebuild Red Army Choir – defense minister

Dec 27, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Russia s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says he will do what is necessary so that we can restore the troupe in the nearest future

IN MEMORY. Russian police orchestra musicians pay tribute in front of the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Main black box of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 27, 2016 - 4:13 PM

3rd UPDATE Authorities have not said how long it would take to decipher the black box which could provide information on the reasons for the crash

BLACK BOX FOUND. Russian rescuer boats patrol off the coast of the Black Sea city of Sochi looking for debris of a Russian military plane, on December 26, 2016. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Parts of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Dec 26, 2016 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED The probe is focusing on a pilot error a technical fault bad fuel and a foreign object in the engine as the 4 main scenarios

NO SURVIVORS. Russian servicemen salutes in front the home stage building of the Alexandrov Ensemble (The Red Army Choir), in Moscow on December 26, 2016. Photo by Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP

Massive search for Russia plane crash bodies

Dec 26, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Investigators have yet to confirm the cause of the crash but Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov says authorities do not believe the plane was taken out by a terrorist attack

Russian rescuers carry a stretcher with passenger belongings after a Russian military plane crashed in the Black Sea, on a pier outside Sochi, on December 25, 2016. Stringer/AFP

'No survivors' as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

9th UPDATE Among the plane s 84 passengers were Russian servicemen as well as 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble the army s official musical group also known as the Red Army Choir

This file photo taken on January 2, 2001 shows a Tupolev-154 (TU-154) aircraft. Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Air Force plane crashes in Indonesia killing all onboard

Dec 18, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The plane crashed just 4 minutes before it s scheduled landing marking yet another accident for the armed forces

Buntut pesawat Hercules milik TNI AU C-130 HS, A-1334 rute Timika-Wamena yang jatuh di Wamena, Papua, pada 18 Desember 2016. Foto istimewa

Swapping seat saved my life: Chapecoense crash survivor

Dec 18, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Crying in his first press conference since last month s disaster Alan Ruschel says he will do everything to get back on the pitch when he recovers from his injuries

Brazilian Chapecoense footballer Alan Ruschel (C), one of the survivors of the LaMia airliner air crash in Colombia two weeks ago, arrives at hospital in Chapeco, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, on December 13, 2016. Marcio Cunha / AFP

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

Dec 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The pilot of the ATR 42 turboprop aircraft contacts ground authorities after one engine failed issuing a Mayday call at 4:14 pm 1114 GMT Azam Saigol the airline s chairman tells a news conference in Islamabad

CRASH. Pakistani investigators scan the wreckage of the crashed PIA passenger plane Flight PK661 at the crash site near the village of Saddha Batolni, in the Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on December 8, 2016. Photo by Aamir Qureshi / AFP

Plane tragedy overshadows Club World Cup in Japan

Dec 07, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The Club World Cup in Japan promises to be an emotional tournament for Colombia s Nacional who were due to play Chapocoense for the Copa Sudamericana title before the plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed en route to the final

Supporters of Colombia's Atletico Nacional cheer for their team before they fly to the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016, at the Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro, Antioquia department in Colombia on December 6, 2016. RAUL ARBOLEDA / STR / AFP

Sudamericana title given to plane crash team Chapecoense

Dec 06, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The body issue a statement announcing the posthumous honor to the previously unsung club which was having a fairy tale season until the disaster a week ago

People participate in a tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, on November 30, 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. LUIS ACOSTA / 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

Bolivia shuts down airline after football team crash

Dec 02, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Investigators are examining pilot error and air traffic control problems as possible factors in Monday night s November 28 crash

GRIM TASK. Relatives of Nilson Junior Folle, one of the Brazilian team Chapecoense Real players killed in the plane crash, embrace each other close to the coffin at the Mortoury San Vicente in Medellin on November 30, 2016. Luis Acosta/AFP

People Power Monument, Oplan Cyber Tokhang, pilot’s recording | Midday wRap

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:25 PM

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Colombia crash pilot reported he was out of fuel – tape

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:18 AM

3rd UPDATE Details of the doomed aircraft s last harrowing minutes emerge on Wednesday November 30 as fans mourn the loss of all but 6 people on the flight including most of the Cinderella story Chapecoense Real football team

Rescue teams work in the recovery of the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, Colombia, on November 29, 2016. Raul Arboleda/AFP

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Dec 01, 2016 - 12:08 AM

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20 Brazilian journalists among Colombia crash dead

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Most of the attention has focused on the football players traveling to play in the final of the Copa Sudamericana regional tournament However the passengers also included a large number of journalists covering the match

Fans light candles in tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at their football stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida / AFP

Footballers' plane crash deaths stun Brazilian home city

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:55 AM

All year the once struggling impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco a city of about 200 000 in Santa Catarina state Now only grief remains

STUNNED SILENCE. People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

Nov 30, 2016 - 8:16 AM

Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead tributes to the players of Chapecoense Real a humble team whose march to glory was cut abruptly short

People attend a mass in memoriam of the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on November 29, 2016. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Chapecoense Real: Plane crash kills dream of football team that defied odds

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:09 PM

For the Chapecoense Real team the disaster means the cruel end of a story that had been meant to climax with an unexpected chance for glory

ASCENDANT. This file photo taken on November 23, 2016 shows Brazil's Chapecoense goalkeeper Danilo celebrating after defeating Argentina's San Lorenzo during their 2016 Copa Sudamericana semifinal second leg football match held at Arena Conda stadium, in Chapeco, Brazil. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Wreckage of Indonesian cargo plane found, no survivors

Nov 01, 2016 - 2:21 PM

The plane contacted air traffic control in Ilaga at 8:23 am saying that it was due to land in a few minutes but never arrived

MISSING PLANE. The missing Caribou plane was carrying 4 people. Caribou plane photo courtesy of Wikimedia

5 dead as French Med reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

Oct 24, 2016 - 4:40 PM

3rd UPDATE The plane which had been chartered by French customs plummets into the ground shortly after take off for the surveillance flight the Maltese government says in a statement

Emergency workers are seen at the site of the wreckage of a small twin engined plane which crashed shortly after takeover from Malta International Airport, on October 24, 2016. Matthew Mirabelli / AFP

Bodies of Cessna plane crash victims found in Ilocos Sur

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED Pilot instructor John Kaizan Estabillo and his student Paula Robles are confirmed dead following the plane crash in Santiago Cove

Private plane crashes after tripping zipline in Ilocos Sur

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Still missing is pilot instructor John Kaizan Estabillo and his student Paula Robles

PLANE CRASH. Photo courtesy of Ilocos Sur Board Member Efren Rafanan

Dubai airport scraps over 200 flights after Emirates crash

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:49 PM

It expects operations to return to normal in two days

AIRPORT WOES. Passengers look at the departures announcement board at Dubai airport a day after an Emirates plane caught fire during a crash-landing, on August 4, 2016. Photo by Karim Sahib / AFP

Doomed EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire

Jul 23, 2016 - 2:34 PM

It remains unclear whether the blaze was triggered by mechanical malfunction or a criminal act

EGYPTAIR. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 at Brussels Airport on 14 June, 2015. EgyptAir Flight MS804 was a similar plane. Image courtesy Lentokonefani/WikiMedia Commons

Seaplane hits bridge in Shanghai, killing 5 – media

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:46 PM

Photos online show the plane with its nose on the bridge and its tail on the water Those on board include the pilot co pilot and journalists reporting on the flight

CHINA SEAPLANE CRASH. A nine-seater hydroplane aircraft, B-10FW from Joy General Aviation is being hauled out of the water after crashing into a bridge on its maiden flight in Shanghai, China, July 20, 2016. Photo by Sherwin/EPA

Two years on, villagers, relatives mourn MH17 crash

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:40 PM

UPDATED Majority of the families of the 196 Dutch victims reach an agreement with Malaysia Airlines for compensation

Local villagers place pictures of the passengers of MH17 flight at a makeshift memorial in Petropavlivka village, Donetsk region, on the second anniversary of the tragedy on July 17, 2016. Dozens of local villagers gathered on July 17 in separatist eastern Ukraine at the crash site of the MH17 flight two years after the jet was hit by a missile killing 298 people. Some 60 local people carried flowers and lit the candles on the small square of the village of Petropavlivka where some of the remains and personal belongings of passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur fell to the ground. / AFP PHOTO / Aleksey Filippov

Second black box recovered from EgyptAir crash site

Jun 17, 2016 - 7:43 PM

It is not immediately clear how much of its data would be useable but Cairo s civil aviation authority says salvage experts managed to retrieve the voice recorder s crucial memory unit despite extensive damage to the black box

SECOND BLACK BOX FOUND. An undated handout picture provided by Deep Ocean Search Ltd (DOS) on June 16, 2016 shows crew of the search vessel 'S.V. John Lethbridge' at an undisclosed location. Photo by F. Bassemayousse/DOS LTD/EPA

Pieces of EgyptAir plane found at bottom of Mediterranean

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED The location of the plane s flight recorders however has yet to be determined

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson on May 21, 2016 and taken from an undisclosed location reportedly shows search teams looking for debris in the sea after the EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed in the Mediterranean. Image from the Egyptian military spokesperson's Facebook page / HO / AFP

Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Australia which is leading the search also warns that weather conditions may worsen further in the coming months

epa05200237 A candelight is seen against a commemorative placard for the missing passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 , outside a church at Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 08 March 2016. Malaysia has not given up on finding the remains of missing flight MH370 within the current search remit, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on 08 March 2016, on the second anniversary of the flight's disappearance. Relatives of those on board have expressed concern that authorities might call off the search before the wreck and their loved ones' remains are located. The most extensive search in aviation history has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing on 08 March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Its search is the most expensive and expansive in aviation history. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Families of MH17 crew file suit against Malaysia Airlines

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED The families blame the airline for the tragedy saying it dispatched and executed the MH17 flight over an area known to be under armed conflict

epa04976050 A section of the rebuilt fuselage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a press conference to present the report findings of the Dutch Safety Board in Gilze Rijen, The Netherlands, 13 October 2015. The Dutch Safety Board was to present its final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year. MH17 was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it went down in rebel-controlled territory on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 people on board. EPA/ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN

EgyptAir black boxes impossible to recover before 12 days

May 29, 2016 - 10:00 PM

A specialized ship from French company Deep Ocean Search is en route to the suspected crash site in the Mediterranean

epa05328601 Flowers thrown by Egyptians seen on seashore during a gathering in memory of the victims of EgyptAir Flight MS804, Alexandria, Egypt, 25 May 2016. EgyptAir Flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May while on route from Paris to Cairo. All 66 people onboard were killed in the accident that occurred for yet unknown reasons. EPA/MAHMOUD TAHA EGYPT OUT

Military plane crashes off US East Coast

May 07, 2016 - 12:38 PM

The exact condition and location of the plane s debris is unknown

PLANE CRASH. Image of an AV-8B Harrier II from Wikimedia Commons by user wallycacsabre

4 killed in plane crash at western Japan airport

Mar 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Television footage shows the front and back of the fuselage as severely damaged with the wing tips broken

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Pilots' last words in flydubai jet crash: 'Pull up!'

Mar 26, 2016 - 5:06 PM

The transcript from the plane says that for the last 6 seconds the only sounds were inhuman screams

Military chopper carrying 13 crashes in Indonesia

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:03 PM

There are 13 military officers and preliminary reports said they were killed

Flydubai downplays possibility terrorism caused crash

Mar 19, 2016 - 9:03 PM

The Dubai based airline s chief executive describes such a suggestion as speculation

FLYDUBAI. In this file photo, an aircraft (front) owned by 'Fly Dubai', the low-budget commercial airliner, is seen after landing at the runway of Dubai International airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2011. Ali Haider/EPA

62 killed as flydubai jet crashes in southern Russia

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:13 AM

7th UPDATE Russia s Investigative Committee has launched a probe into whether technical problems pilot error or poor weather were behind the crash

DEBRIS. This handout picture taken and released on March 19, 2016 by Russia's Emergency Ministry shows parts of the Flydubai crashed passengers' jet at the airport in Rostov-on-Don. Russian Emergency Ministry handout photo/AFP

Germanwings probe seeks 'clearer rules' on pilots' mental health

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Investigators also recommend that pilots be regularly checked for psychological or psychiatric problems

epa05209234 Arnaud Desjardin, deputy head of the investigations unit dedicated to the Germanwings crash at the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) - the French Aviation Investigation and Analysis Office - presents the final report on the Germanwings air crash the the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, outside Paris, France, 13 March 2016. The investigators revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been urged by his doctor to seek psychiatric hospitalisation, just weeks before he is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into the Alps, killing 150 people on board on 24 March 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

1 dead in Hong Kong plane crash

Feb 27, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Officials say it was only the pilot who was in the plane during the incident

Two pilots killed as plane crash lands in Nepal

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:57 PM

It is not clear what caused the accident which came two days after a Twin Otter turboprop plane crashed into a mountainside in Nepal killing all 23 people on board

Emergency workers find bodies of Nepal plane crash victims

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:31 PM

UPDATED All of the 23 victims bodies are found at the crash site

Debris litter the crash site of the Tara airlines plane in Dana village, Myagdi district of Nepal, February 24, 2016. Santosh Gautam/EPA