Category: Accidents & Incidents

Brussels Attacks: 32 Dead at Zaventem and Maelbeek

Reading Time: 4 minutes At least 31 people have been killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.  Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium’s health minister said. Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. Twenty people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan […]

Investigators Decipher Flydubai 737 Recorders, Radar

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to updates by the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK), investigators have “begun deciphering and analyzing” information from the badly damaged flight data recorder, and as of March 20, were attempting to retrieve data from the cockpit voice recorder. The team is also reviewing radar data, crew dispatcher information and weather conditions. Crowdsourced tracking site […]

UPDATED: Explosions at ‘American Airlines’ Check-in Desk at Brussels Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Several people have been injured and hundreds are trapped after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport. Witnesses said they ‘felt the shockwaves’ of the blast which are believed to have centred on the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT). Pictures show the terminal windows blown in from the force of the explosion and smoke […]

Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Durban Beach

Reading Time: 1 minute Two people have survived a light airplane crash after making an emergency landing on a beach near Durban, South Africa. The aircraft suffered an engine failure after take off and carried out an emergency landing on a beach south of Virginia Airport (VIR), Durban, South Africa, Saturday afternoon. The aircraft was partially submerged in the […]

Flydubai’s Damaged Flight Recorder Could Take a Month To Decode

Reading Time: 2 minutes “The received recorders are badly damaged mechanically,” Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) said in a statement on its website, alongside a photo of a crumpled recorder. “Specialists … have started the inspection, opening and removing the memory modules from their protective coverings for further work to restore the cable connections and prepare to copy the […]

Black Boxes Will Reveal the Truth about FlyDubai FZ981 Crash

Reading Time: 1 minute Investigators probing the crash of the FlyDubai passenger jet in Russia have released images of the plane’s badly damaged black boxes which could provide vital clues as to why the plane went down. The investigating group, which will comprise experts from several different countries, is set to consider two possibilities – either the crash was […]

Bad Weather, Human Error & Technical Fault: Flydubai FZ981

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Russian Investigative Committee is studying two possible versions of why the Flydubai flight FZ981 crashed in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, that killed all 62 people on board, including human error amid severe weather conditions and a possible technical fault. An ad hoc committee, set up by the Interstate Aviation Committee, is investigating the […]

Military Helicopter Crashes in Indonesia and Kills 12 Aboard

Reading Time: 1 minute An Indonesian military helicopter crashed and burst into flames Sunday during a mission to capture the country’s most wanted militant, killing at least 12 people on board. The Bell 412-EP helicopter was carrying 13 soldiers and crew when it went down about 35 minutes after taking off from Poso district’s Watutau village, said Maj. Gen. […]

Flydubai Flight FZ981 Crashes on Landing at Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Reading Time: 2 minutes A passenger jet run by Flydubai under the code FZ981 has crash-landed at Rostov-on-Don airport in southern Russia, killing all 55 passengers and seven crew members on board. The Investigative Committee of Russia said in a statement on its website that all 62 people on board the plane died when it hit the ground and […]