Category: Accidents & Incidents

UPDATED: EgyptAir Crash: Crew Members Were Recorded Desperately Battling a Fire on Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A search vessel has recovered all mapped human remains under water in the Mediterranean Sea at the crash site of EgyptAir Flight MS804, Egypt’s aircraft accident investigation committee said. UPDATED: According to mirror.co.uk,  the mystery of the missing EgyptAir flight may finally have been solved. The cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 indicate […]

Six People Were Killed in a Russian Plane Crash on Fire-fighting Duty

Reading Time: 1 minute According to a statement by the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Russia, the incident occurred during the early hours of Sunday after the Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane crashed in the Siberian region of Irkutsk, where a wildfire has been raging for weeks. UPDATED: “During the search mission, body fragments and one of two black boxes […]

Turkish Airlines will Refund Tickets after Istanbul Airport Tragedy

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines will rebook, reroute, extend or refund tickets for passengers in response to the attack that occurred at Istanbul Ataturk Airport Tuesday evening, the company has announced. The announcement applies to all bookings departing from, arriving at, or connecting in Istanbul Ataturk Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport between 28 June 2016 to 5 July […]

UPDATED: Explosions Hit Turkey’s Largest Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutes Suicide bombers killed 36 people in a coordinated terror attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkey’s largest airport. UPDATED: After the estimated death toll fluctuated throughout Tuesday night, climbing as high as 50 at one point, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim put the number of dead at 36 and wounded at close to 150, according to […]

Passengers Evacuated By Emergency Slide at London Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Passengers have been forced to evacuate an American Airlines flight in London today due to smoke in the cabin. The incident happened at 12.30 pm at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, with around a dozen people having to use the emergency slides to get out of the plane. Emergency services have been called to the scenes […]

SIA Flight Catches Fire While Making Emergency Landing in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Singapore Airlines flight to Milan caught fire early Monday morning while making an emergency landing in Singapore, but all passengers on board escaped unharmed. Flight SQ368 departed Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05am on Monday. The flight was forced to turn back to Singapore after an engine oil warning message, SIA said in a statement. […]

Black Box From Crashed EgyptAir Plane Retrieved

Reading Time: 3 minutes Search teams retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from EgyptAir flight MS804 on Thursday in a breakthrough for investigators seeking to explain what caused the plane to plunge into the sea, killing all 66 people on board. The Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean early on May 19 on its way from Paris to Cairo. Since […]

Vietnamese Air Force’s Sukhoi SU-30 MK2 Fighter Jet Goes Missing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Sukhoi SU-30 MK2 fighter jet of the Vietnamese Air Force has reportedly gone missing during a training flight along South China Sea coast. Carrying two pilots, the Russian-built fighter jet was flying between 30km and 40km off the coast of Nghe An province when it lost contact with air traffic control on Tuesday, Reuters […]

MiG-27 Aircraft Crashes Into House in Jodhpur, Pilots Escape Unhurt

Reading Time: 1 minute A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed into a house near Jodhpur city in Rajasthan on Monday. The pilot managed to escape without any injuries, Asian News International reported. According to ANI, two houses were damaged in the crash, but no one was injured. However, NDTV reported that at least two people were […]

Drone Incursion Closes Dubai International

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai International Airport stopped flights for 69 minutes on Saturday when a drone flew too close to the airport. Airspace was closed from 11.39am to 12.45pm, according to a statement from Dubai Airports. Around 20 flights were diverted, most of them to Al Maktoum International, and others to Sharjah and Al Ain. Drones are forbidden […]