Four die as Russian helicopter crashes at airport

A military helicopter crashed Tuesday at an airport in Russia’s remote eastern Chukotka region, killing all four people on board, the governor said.The helicopter of the Russian defence ministry went down in the main airport in Chukotka near Anadyr, which has mixed military and civilian use.“There were three crew members and one technician on board.[...]

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I jumped out, says survivor of Pakistan plane crash

One of the two people to survive a plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people onboard has described jumping from the burning wreckage of the aircraft after it hurtled into a residential neighbourhood.The Pakistan International Airlines plane came down among houses on Friday after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, the airline[...]

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At least two survivors pulled from Pakistani airliner crash wreckage

At least two people survived the crash of a Pakistani airliner that slammed into a residential area of Karachi on Friday, including a bank manager who was seen on local TV lying on a stretcher after being pulled out of the wreckage, according to reports. Zafar Masood, president of the Bank of Punjab, was removed[...]

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Pakistan passenger plane with 98 on board crashes on homes

A plane in Pakistan with nearly 100 people on board crashed into a residential area in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, killing several people on the ground. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and sending plumes of smoke into the[...]

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Six killed as plane carrying medical supplies crashes in Somalia

Six people, including two pilots, were killed when a plane carrying medical supplies crashed in south-western Somalia on Monday, authorities said.“The cause of the accident is not yet known,” government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar told DPA.The plane, which was carrying medical supplies needed in the fight against the coronavirus, took off from Baidoa airport in[...]

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Ukrainian President demands full compensation from Iran over shot plane

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine said in a statement on Saturday that his country expects a full investigation, a full admission of guilt and compensation from Iran after the downing of a passenger plane. Iran had earlier said it mistakenly shot down a plane killing all 176 people aboard and voiced its deep regret, after[...]

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Ukrainian plane was shot down unintentionally by Iran – President

Iran says it regrets shooting down a Ukrainian passenger aircraft, Boeing-737, carrying 176 people. The aircraft which belongs to Ukraine International Airlines crashed a few minutes after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, killing all passengers and crew on board. Eighty two Iranians, 57 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians and some citizens of Sweden,[...]

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Air Peace crash Averted in Port Harcourt

An Air Peace Flight P47291 from Abuja on Saturday skidded off the runway at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa, while landing due to downpour. However, there was no casualty in the incident which occurred at 3.42 p.m. after the plane came to a halt some 200 meters in the bush by the runway. Mrs Henrietta[...]

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Plane Crash: Russia Jet ‘Struck by Lightning’

Passengers and crew on board a jet that was forced to make an emergency landing at a Moscow airport say it was struck by lightning moments before it crashed. Reports of the strike came as survivors told how they escaped the Aeroflot jet which burst into flames on landing at Sheremetyevo airport on Sunday. Forty-one[...]

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AIB report: Danbaba Suntai wasn’t certified to fly aircraft that crashed in 2012

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released final reports of investigation into four accidents and two serious incidents that occurred between 2012 and 2018. Among the report was the accident involving the late Danbaba Suntai, former governor of Taraba state, who piloted a Cessna 208B Caravan aircraft which crashed on October 25, 2012, near Yola airport,[...]

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Six Dead as Plane Crashes into Chile House

Six people died on Tuesday after a light aircraft crashed into a house in southern Chile, authorities said. The plane plummeted after getting entangled in power lines shortly after take-off from La Paloma airport in Puerto Montt, a port city 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) to the south of the capital Santiago, said Harry Jurgensen, the[...]

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Russian Tycoon has been killed in plane crash in Germany

German authorities on Monday recovered the bodies of three people, including one of Russia's richest women, who were killed in a small plane crash near Frankfurt a day earlier. Russian airline S7 Group said co-owner Natalia Fileva was aboard the single-engine, six-seat Epic LT aircraft that crashed and burned Sunday afternoon in a field as[...]

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Boeing 737 Max 8 planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two optional pilot safety features that Boeing charges Extra for

The two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia lacked two safety features in their cockpits that the aircraft manufacturer charges extra for but could have helped pilot detect erroneous readings.   The optional safety features - an angle of attack indicator and a disagree light - are not mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration[...]

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America bows to pressure as Trump says US will ground Boeing 737s

The U.S. is issuing an emergency order Wednesday grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft "effective immediately," in the wake of the crash of an Ethiopian Airliner that killed 157 people, President Donald Trump said. Many nations had already barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 from its airspace, but until Trump's announcement,[...]

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FAA refuses to ground the Boeing 737 Max in the US, despite pilots complaining for months about suspected safety flaws and countries banning the airplane model

The Federal Aviation Administration has said there is 'no basis' to ground Boeing 737 Max airplanes, after a second deadly crash involving the model in less than five months prompted other governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. 'Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft,'[...]

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19 UN staff killed in Ethiopian air crash

The United Nations lost 19 of its staff in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, which crashed on Sunday shortly after take-off. A statement from UN said World Food Programme (WFP) lost seven staff, Office of the High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) lost two, while the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) lost a similar number. The[...]

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Boeing shares nose dive after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Shares of Boeing plummeted by more than 12 percent on Monday in premarket trading, the day after the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia killed 157 people. The crash was the second in less than six months to involve the popular model of airliner, causing air carriers in Ethiopia, China and Indonesia[...]

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