Category: Accidents & Incidents

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 […]

Blast at Shanghai Airport Injures 3 People

Reading Time: 1 minute A small explosion at a check-in area of Shanghai’s Pudong airport has injured three people, Chinese authorities said. The blast at China’s second-busiest airport occurred at about 2:20pm and appeared to have been caused by a homemade explosive, the airport’s management said on its verified microblog account. It said the three injured people were taken […]

Russian Defense Ministry Confirms Su-27 Crashed Near Moscow, Pilot Killed

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that a Su-27 fighter jet crashed in the Moscow region. Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed reports on Thursday that a Su-27 fighter aircraft had crashed in the Moscow region. “On June 9 at 10:25 [local time, 07:35 GMT], a Su-27 belonging to the Russian Aerospace Forces crashed in the Moscow region […]

Malaysia Airlines Confirms Turbulence Incident, Aircraft Landed Safely

Reading Time: 1 minute A Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) passenger aircraft encountered severe turbulence yesterday, which left several passengers and crew members injured. Flight MH1, an Airbus A380 aircraft en route to Kuala Lumpur from London, experienced clear-air turbulence over the Bay of Bengal. The aircraft was carrying 378 people. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines confirmed the incident. The […]

Missing Plane Mystery: What Happened To Cessna Flying To Van Nuys?

Reading Time: 1 minute The mystery deepened Thursday into what happened to a student pilot and his flight instructor after their single-engine Cessna 172 airplane disappeared over the coast of Catalina Island on a flight to Van Nuys Airport on Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard Search suspended its search at 8 p.m. Monday after more than 16 hours of […]

Tires From 87 Merrill Field Planes Get Slashed And Vandalized

Reading Time: 1 minute Vandals slashed the tires of 87 planes at Merrill Field in Anchorage early Thursday morning. Officials and pilots at the field say it’s the largest act of air travel vandalism they’ve seen in their careers. Merrill Field Airport manager Paul Bowers said the vandalism likely occurred between 1:30 and 6:30 in the morning, but airport […]

EgyptAir Cancels Flight To Bangkok After False Bomb Scare

Reading Time: 1 minute Egypt Air canceled a Wednesday morning flight from Cairo to Bangkok after a three hour delay to takeoff. The takeoff was delayed while the airline searched the aircraft and passengers after receiving a report saying a bomb had been planted on board. An EgyptAir statement published on Wednesday said the flight was held while security […]