Tag: crash

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 […]

Six Die In Libyan Fighter Crash

Six people were killed when a Libyan Air Force (LAF) MiG-21 fighter jet crashed into a house in the Watar district to the south of the city of Tobruk. According to the Libya Herald newspaper, the dead include the pilot and LNA Air Brigadier Saleh Joudah, the commander of the Gamel Abdul-Nasser airbase in Tobruk. […]

2016 Worst for CIS-Wide Flight Safety in 25 Years

The year 2016 was marked by the record-high number of aviation accidents in the past 25 years across the 12 CIS states which are party to the Civil Aviation and Airspace Use Treaty. The statistics are contained in a report issued by the Interstate Aviation Committee (CIS), which oversees the use and management of civil […]

Helicopter Crash Kills Five Russian High-Level Business Executives

A helicopter carrying an executive of the Turkish Eczabicasi group and four Russians, including the firm’s Russian operations chief, crashed in Istanbul on Friday, killing five of the seven people on board, the company’s chairman said. The Sikorsky S-76, belonging to the Eczacibasi group of companies, was carrying seven people — the company’s four Russian […]

EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]

Plane Crash Into Australian Shopping Mall Kills Five

A pilot and four American passengers were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, police said. The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered an engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at […]

UPDATED: Turkish Cargo Plane Boeing 747 Crashes in Kyrgyzstan Killing Dozens

A Turkish cargo jet has crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the […]

Germanwings Flight 9525 Probe Closed by German Prosecutors

Almost two years after the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 which killed all 150 passengers and crew on board, German prosecutors have closed the investigation, concluding that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot, was solely responsible in the intentional crashing of the aircraft. A number of victims’ relatives have been upset by the closing of the investigation. […]