Tag: crash

Aeromexico Fires Three Pilots After July Crash

Despite bad weather being attributed as the cause of July’s crash of an Aeromexico Embraer 190 at Durango International Airport, in a letter sent to the carrier’s workers Chief Executive Andres Conesa has confirmed that all three of the plane’s pilots have since left the company. In the letter he said that: “Irrespective of the […]

South West Aviation L410 Impacts River on Approach

A South West Aviation Let L-410, registration UR-TWO performing a flight from Juba to Yirol (South Sudan) with 20 passengers and 3 crew, impacted Yirol River south of the aerodrome at Yirol City about 1.75nm south of the aerodrome at about position N6.53 E30.49 at about 09:00L (06:00Z). 19 bodies were recovered from the river […]

Nepal Plane Crash Caused by ‘Emotionally Disturbed’ Captain?

A leaked draft of the official investigation of the US-Bangla Airlines flight from Dhaka to the Nepali capital crash reveals that the captain of the plane suffered an “emotional breakdown”. Conflicting reports that emerged shortly after the crash had suggested confusion between the pilot and air traffic control might have caused the accident. The report said air traffic control […]

Fatal Helicopter Collision Kills 18 People

A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia, killing all 15 passengers and 3 crew aboard. According to preliminary information, after take-off Mi-8AMT collided with the external load of the other helicopter, crashed about 2km from the airfield and caught fire. As a result of the crash everyone died. The crew of the other helicopter […]

20 People Dead After Junkers Aircraft Crash in Swiss Alps

Swiss authorities have confirmed that all 20 passengers and crew onboard a vintage Junkers JU-52-HB-HOT were killed when the aircraft crashed in the Swiss Alps on Saturday. The plane was flying from Locarno, near Switzerland’s southern border, to the airline’s base in Dübendorf, a suburb of Zurich. Local Police confirmed a Junkers aircraft crashed at […]

One Dead and 20 Injured after Convair CV-340 Crashes in South Africa

A MAC Martin’s Air Charter (owner Rovos Air) Convair, performing a test flight from Pretoria Wonderboom to Pretoria Wonderboom (South Africa), was climbing out of Wonderboom’s runway 29 when ground observers noticed smoke from the left hand engine, the aircraft appeared to not climb anymore, estimated height was about 300 feet. The aircraft appeared to […]

Turkish Plane Crashes in Iran Killing 11 on Board

A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul carrying a group of young women crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a heavy rain, killing all 11 people on board, authorities said. Days earlier, the doomed aircraft carried a bachelorette party bound for Dubai, although it was not […]

US Navy C-2 Aircraft Crashes With 11 On Board

A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan. Eight people have been rescued after the plane crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an aircraft carrier. The C-2 “Greyhound” aircraft crashed into the Pacific about 90 miles northwest of Okinotorishima, a Japanese atoll, Defense […]

Pilot Killed In F-16 Fighter Jet Crash In Arizona

An Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon jet crashed in southeastern Arizona on Tuesday, Arizona Air National Guard officials said. Rescue efforts were underway after the fighter jet crashed at about 3 p.m. mountain time (5 p.m. EDT) some 20 miles northwest of the city of Safford, the Air National Guard said in a statement. […]

Myanmar Military Plane With Over 100 On Board Crashes Into The Sea

Pieces of a Myanmar military plane which went missing with more than 100 soldiers and family members aboard were found in the Andaman Sea late Wednesday, a local official said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers. The Chinese-made Y-8-200F transport plane left […]