Tag: plane crash

Khabarovsk Airlines Let L-410 Crash Kills Eight, Child Survives

Reading Time: 2 minutes A small passenger plane has crashed in the Russian Far East, killing up to 8 people on board, according to local police. One child has survived the crash. According to the latest reports, eight people are thought to have been killed, including two crew members. A three-year-old girl is the sole survivor of a plane […]

At Least 11 Dead As DR Congo Army Plane Crashes

Reading Time: 2 minutes A transport plane chartered by the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transporter had just taken off with “several dozen people” onboard, heading for the eastern region of Kivu, where the army is fighting militia groups, an airport official told AFP, […]

Coco Travel AN-26 Burns Down After Runway Excursion On Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute Coco Travel (South Sudan) Antonov AN-26 was performing a freight flight from an unknown point of origin and landed on Maban Airstrip near the city of Bunj in rain. The aircraft skidded and went off the runway coming to a stop in the north of the airfield with substantial damage, fuel spilled and a fire […]

Indian Passengers Sue Boeing Over 2016 Emirates Crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Indian passengers have sued Boeing in a US court over the ill-fated Emirates B777 that crashed at Dubai Airport last year, according to a report by the Indian Express. The suit, filed in Illinois’ Cook County Circuit Court, charges the manufacturer with a security switch in the aircraft’s electronics system that the passengers say did […]

16 Dead In Military Plane Crash In Mississippi

Reading Time: 2 minutes A military refueling aircraft crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, killing at least 16 and leaving a debris field five miles in radius, officials said. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line. “Most of them are gonna be Marines,” he said. He […]

Rossair Cessna 441 Crash Leaves Three Dead In South Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Three people have died in a light plane crash in the Riverland region of South Australia. A search party found the wreckage a few kilometres from the Renmark Aerodrome on Tuesday. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman said the fixed wing aircraft sent out a distress signal shortly after taking off. “We became aware there […]

Summit Air L410 Crashes Before Runway In Nepal

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Summit Air (former Goma Air) Let L-410, registration 9N-AKY performing a freight flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Nepal) with 3 crew, was on final approach to Lukla’s runway 06 at about 14:04L (08:19Z) when the aircraft contacted a tree short of the runway and subsequently contacted ground about 3 meters/10 feet below the runway […]

UPS-Contracted Plane Crashes In West Virginia, Both Pilots Dead

Reading Time: 2 minutes A cargo plane contracted by UPS crashed Friday morning in West Virginia. The flight took off from Louisville and slid off the runway and crashed while landing at Charleston’s Yeager Airport. The airport reported it appeared one of the aircraft’s wings hit the runway surface and the aircraft went off to the left of the […]

10 Fatal Commercial Aircraft Crashes That Happened In 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes It is a generally known fact that flying is still the safest form of long distance travel. Last year 3,8 billion people flew safely on 40,4 million flights. Every year these numbers are increasing since there are more people who can afford to travel by air. Unfortunately, the word “safest” does not mean that the […]

South Supreme AN-26 Crashes at Wau, South Sudan

Reading Time: 2 minutes As many as 44 people are feared dead after a plane crash landed and split into pieces at an airport in South Sudan. UPDATE: All 45 occupants were rescued alive, 17 or 18 have been taken to local hospitals with injuries. Passengers were pulled from the burning wreckage after the plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines […]