Category: Accidents & Incidents

Military Aircraft Crashes in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 8:39 pm (+2 UTC), 27 January, 2020 The US military official has confirmed that it was the US Bombardier E-11A which crashed in Afghanistan. A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire. We […]

Caspian Airlines MD-80 Skids off Runway onto Highway

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Caspian Airlines MD-80, performing a flight from Tehran with 135 passengers and seven crew members, has overrun runway and came to rest on a highway at Mahshahr airport, Iran. The images form the site show that the Iranian passenger plane landed on its fuselage in the middle of the road blocking the traffic. Video […]

Investigation of Bek Air Crash: Severe Safety Violations Discovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a result of investigation launched into the Bek Air Fokker 100 crash in December, 2019, the Kazakhstan Aviation Administration (KAA) has identified a number of severe safety violations by the carrier and its crew, after examining the airline. One of the main violations is related to airworthiness of the Bek Air fleet, which was […]

Iran Admits to Firing More Than One Missile at UIA Boeing 737

Reading Time: 2 minutes Strong pressure on Iran is further intensifying. The recent wave of international frustration has been caused by the issues related to ‘black boxes’ from the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, which was shot by two Iranian missiles killing 176 people on board. On Tuesday Iran has confirmed for the first time that it shot more […]

Delta Boeing 777 Dumps Jet Fuel over Los Angeles Schools

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before returning for emergency landing to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Boeing 777-200 operated by Delta Air Lines dumped jet fuel over Los Angeles. The Delta Air Lines Flight 89 was en route to China, but declared emergency immediately after take-off and turned back for lading due to an issue with an engine, […]

Iran Admits a Mistake: UIA Boeing 737 “Unintentionally” Shot Down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the Ukrainian International Airlines with 176 people on board on 8 January, 2020. After a number of potential causes considered, after great speculation over the connection between political tensions, military actions in Iran hours earlier and the fatal crash, the reason behind the […]

Crash of UIA Boeing 737 NG: More Questions Than Answers

Reading Time: 4 minutes The fatal crash of the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737-800 (737 NG) on 8 January, 2020, has come under rigorous scrutiny all over the world. The plane bound to Kiev came down minutes after departure from Tehran. UPDATED 11 January, 2020 Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down the Boeing 737 NG operated by the […]

CRASH | Ukrainian Boeing 737 Comes Down Killing 176 on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing a flight PS-752 from Tehran (Iran) to Kiev (Ukraine) with 167 passengers and 9 crew, was climbing out of Tehran, when the aircraft’s transponder signals ceased and the plane went off radars. All 176 people on board were killed. UPDATED 8 January, 2019, 16:31 (GMT +2) In a […]

Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 Skids Off Runway Halting Airport Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing a flight from Sharjah, UAE, to Istanbul, Turkey, with 169 people on board, has skidded off the runway on landing, reportedly, due to heavy rainfall. The incident forced a temporary halt of operations at the second biggest airport in Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. Pegasus Airlines B737-800 (TC-CCK) ran […]

CRASH | Bek Air Fokker 100 with Over 90 on Board Comes Down

Reading Time: < 1 minute At least 12 fatalities are reported after a Bek Air’s (a Kazakh airline) Fokker 100 with over 90 people on board lost height and crashed into a building shortly after take-off near the city of Almaty. The flight Z2100 was scheduled to fly from Almaty to Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana, but according to the authorities […]