Category: Breaking news

UPDATED: Explosions Hit Turkey’s Largest Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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

Reading Time: 20 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 […]

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

True Aviation Antonov An-26 Crashed Into Sea Off Cox’s Bazar

Reading Time: 2 minutes At least one crewmember died when the Antonov An-26 cargo aircraft crashed into sea after take-off from Cox’s Bazar. Loaded with a cargo of shrimps, the Antonov An-26 took off from Cox’s Bazar to Jessore. Due to circumstances unknown yet, the pilots (all russian nationals) reported machanical troubles and elected to return to the airport […]

Somali Authorities: Daallo Airlines A321 Explosion Caused by Bomb

Reading Time: < 1 minute Somali authorities say the Feb. 2 onboard explosion of a Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines Airbus A321-100, en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, was caused by a bomb. “We have confirmed that it was a bomb. It was meant to kill all aboard,” Somali Minister for Transport and Aviation Ali Ahmed Jamac said during a news conference, […]

£100,000 of Helicopter Training Scholarships Announced

Reading Time: 2 minutes Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the award of a Commercial Helicopter Pilot/Flight Instructor Sponsorship as well as its annual Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship, with a combined value in excess of £100,000. Since the launch of its Scholarships programme in 2012 the Academy has already invested over £250,000 into the training of selected pilots. The recent […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Expected Friday

Reading Time: < 1 minute As long as Mother Nature and other factors cooperate, the first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is expected to take to the skies over Washington on Friday, January 29. The 737 MAX has received over 3,000 orders from more than 60 customers worldwide.  Although the Airbus A320neo has received more orders than the MAX program, the […]