Category: Accidents & Incidents

3 Volcanoes Erupt, Disrupting Some Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eruptions at three volcanoes in Indonesia have darkened skies in parts of the archipelago and disrupted some flights. Mount Rinjani in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, the Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra and Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku have all erupted in the past couple of days. No one has been injured, but flights at […]

Delta Plane Blows Tire After Landing at LaGuardia Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Passengers on a Delta flight had a scare Monday afternoon after one of the plane’s tires blew out at LaGuardia Airport. The FAA reports Delta flight 2143 landed safely just before 3 p.m. The plane, which arrived from Tampa, then reported a blown tire. Passengers were removed from the plane and bussed to the terminal. […]

Executive Jet Crashes In South Brazil, Killing 8

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eight people were killed when an executive jet crashed into an industrial warehouse in southern Brazil, barely missing a nearby church holding service. The twin-engine Piper Navajo jet crashed onto the facility belonging to the Excellence transportation company Sunday night in Cambe, Parana state, hitting a bus and exploding on impact. Local residents who witnessed […]

Russian Military Mi-8 Downed in Rebel-Held Idlib Province

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters, citing the Russian Defence Ministry, report that a Russian military helicopter carrying five people was shot down in the north of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday. According to the information provided by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian military personnel on board a helicopter are dead. They died a “heroic death” on a humanitarian mission, Kremlin spokesman […]

Airlines Suspend Flights Through Hong Kong Due to Typhoon Nida

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flight departures and arrivals at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended from 10pm on Monday (Aug 1) till 2pm on Tuesday (Aug 2), Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair said in a joint press statement.  A check on the Hong Kong International Airport website showed that a large majority of flights from other airlines departing […]

4 Killed After Private Plane Crashes at Northern California Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute Authorities say a small private plane crashed at the airport in the Northern California town of Columbia, killing all four people on board. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department says the plane crashed as it tried to land on the runway but veered to the left. It says the Cessna 310 was fully engulfed in flames […]

Suicide Attack Kills 13 at Mogadishu International Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes At least 13 people have been killed by suicide bombers after they detonated a car packed with explosives in an attack near a major international airport in Somalia. Two bomb blasts hit near the main entrance to Mogadishu’s Aden Adde airport, close to a base for African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops. Islamist terror group Al […]

Indian Air Force’s Lane Antonov AN-32 with 29 Onboard Missing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry said. The AN-32 aircraft took off from the southern city of Chennai at 8.30 a.m. and was flying over the bay to the city of Port Blair in the Andaman and […]

Five Killed as Seaplane Hits Bridge in Shanghai

Reading Time: < 1 minute A seaplane crashed into a bridge on the edge of Shanghai, killing at least five people. The plane, owned by charter airline Joy General Aviation, was taking off on a demonstration flight with 10 people on board including the crew, when it hit a motorway bridge in Jinshan district, Shanghai media platform The Paper reported. […]

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Beijing Lashed by Torrential Rain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alerts issued in capital as the authorities warn it could see the most serious flooding since 79 were killed in storms four years ago. Thunderstorms and heavy rain have led to hundreds of flight cancellations and delays at airports in Beijing and neighbouring Tianjin. Some 195 flights scheduled to leave Beijing Capital International Airport had […]