Category: Breaking news

UPDATED: Plane with 72 Onboard Crashes in Colombia

An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including a Brazilian football team, crashed in central Colombia, and rescuers are moving survivors from the site, the country’s civil aviation association said on Tuesday. “Six people were rescued alive, but unfortunately one died. The rest of the occupants unfortunately died. The tragic toll is 76 victims,” Jose Gerardo […]

Protesters Take Over Runway at London City Airport
Protesters Take Over Runway at London City Airport

A number of protesters occupied the London City Airport‘s runway disrupting all flights. It has been reported that the protesters bypassed security by using a rubber dinghy to cross the docks. Responsibility for the protest via a series of tweets has been claimed by the Black Lives Matter UK movement. The protesters tweeted: “Activists in support of BLMUK #Shutdown […]

Turbulence Injures 16 on Flight from Houston to London
Turbulence Injures 16 Passengers on Flight from Houston to London

A flight from Houston to London was forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland due to  severe turbulence. Sixteen people have been hospitalized: fourteen passengers and two crew members. The extent of the injures is not immediately known. According to United Airlines, the customers and crew members of flight UA-880 are being provided with care and […]

Turkey Coup All Flights From Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Canceled
Turkey Coup: All Flights From Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Canceled

All flights from Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport have been canceled, a Reuters witness said on Friday, citing a pilot, after the military said it had taken control of the government. Turkey’s armed forces said on Friday they had taken power in the country to protect the democratic order and to maintain human rights. Turkish President Recep […]

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UPDATED: Explosions Hit Turkey’s Largest Airport

Suicide bombers killed 36 people in a coordinated terror attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey’s largest airport. UPDATED: After the estimated death toll fluctuated throughout Tuesday night, climbing as high as 50 at one point, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim put the number of dead at 36 and wounded at close to 150, according to […]

EgyptAir Flight MS804 to Cairo Disappears From Radar

EgyptAir flight heading from Paris to Cairo has disappeared from radar with 66 people on board, the airline reports. EgyptAir has confirmed that flight 804, traveling from Paris to Cairo, has disappeared with 56 passengers and 10 crew members on board. May 23 – 14:00 [UTC+1]:The pilot of the doomed EgyptAir flight spoke to air […]

Azerbaijan Silk Way Cargo Plane Crash in Afghanistan – Seven Killed

A cargo plane of Azerbaijani Silk Way company crashed in Afghanistan, killing seven out of nine people on board, according to preliminary information, Azerbaijani Report News Agency said. A cargo plane of Azerbaijani Silk Way company crashed in Afghanistan, killing seven out of nine people on board, according to preliminary information. Two Ukrainian crew members […]

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Fort McMurray Fire: 88,000 Evacuated, Airport At Risk

Firefighters were helpless to stop the raging wildfire in the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta as the strong, shifting winds drove the flame out of control on Wednesday. The province has declared a state of emergency. A mandatory order was issued to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray. So far, about 88,000 people have […]

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Statoil Chopper Crashes Off Norway Coast, Fate of 13 on Board Unknown

A helicopter has crashed off the west coast of Norway near Bergen. A number of people are visible in the sea, while the helicopter was totally destroyed, witnesses told the TV2 news channel, as cited by Reuters. “We have received many, many reports of a helicopter crash just west of Turoy near Bergen. Many people […]

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Flydubai Flight FZ981 Crashes on Landing at Rostov-on-Don, Russia

A passenger jet run by Flydubai under the code FZ981 has crash-landed at Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew members on board. The Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website that all 62 people on board the plane died when it hit the ground and […]