Category: Accidents & Incidents

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 […]

Fuel Exhaustion Brings Down Piper

Reading Time: 1 minute During the night cross-country flight, the Piper PA-28-181 had been flying for four hours, 21 minutes and was about six miles from the destination airport when the pilot reported a fuel emergency to air traffic control. He stated that he was going to attempt to land on a highway, however, the plane hit 160-foot power […]

Two Years of Waiting: Missing Malaysian Aircraft MH370

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two years ago on March 8, 2014 tragic news hit the world when Malaysian Airlines’ plane disappeared. The fact that 239 people were missing caused a lot of pain for families and friends and left them in uncertainty which lasts until now.    Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41am and was expected […]

Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One Plane Badly Damaged on the Runway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One plane has been badly damaged in an airport collision while still on the ground – just weeks after leaving Cardiff to carry the band on their world tour. Frontman Bruce Dickinson, who as well as being a world-famous musician is the chairman and co-founder of Cardiff Aviation and a qualified […]

True Aviation Antonov An-26 Crashed Into Sea Off Cox’s Bazar

Reading Time: 2 minutes At least one crewmember died when the Antonov An-26 cargo aircraft crashed into sea after take-off from Cox’s Bazar. Loaded with a cargo of shrimps, the Antonov An-26 took off from Cox’s Bazar to Jessore. Due to circumstances unknown yet, the pilots (all russian nationals) reported machanical troubles and elected to return to the airport […]

Ethiopian Boeing 787 Suffered Nosegear Collapse at Addis Ababa

Reading Time: 1 minute Whilst stationary, the nosegear of an Ethiopian 787 collapsed at Addis Ababa Airport, injuring one cabin attendant. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 702 to Rome just completed bording whilst parking at its stand on the tarmac at Addis Ababa Bole Intl Airport, when (around 21:00L) the nosegear suddenly gave way. The airliner tilted down until it […]

SpiceJet Plane Takes Off Without Tyre But Lands Safely

Reading Time: 1 minute A plane operated by low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet lost a tyre while taking off from Bengaluru on Tuesday, but managed to land safely at its scheduled destination, Kolkata. The airplane had 211 passengers on board, including seven crew members. Ground staff at the Bengaluru airport saw the remains of the burst tyre after takeoff at […]

Su-25 Fighter Jet Crashes in Russia’s South, Pilot Dies

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Russian Su-25 warplane crashed while performing a training flight in Stavropol Territory, the south of Russia, at 19:23 Moscow time on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service said, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. The jet was carrying no weapons and crashed in a non-populated area not far from the Budennovsk airfield, […]