Category: Accidents & Incidents

Two Russian Pilots Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Rebel Territory in Syria

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two Russian pilots have died in a helicopter crash over rebel territory in Syria. A spokesperson for Russia’s ministry of defence said the Mi-28N attack helicopter came down in Homs province in the early hours of Tuesday morning. “The bodies of the dead pilots were removed during search and rescue operations and are currently at […]

Investigation Into Flydubai Russian Crash Points to Pilot Error

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Flydubai passenger plane crashed in Russia last month after being flown in a contradictory manner minutes before it smashed into the ground, a statement from investigators said on Friday, suggesting pilot error was to blame. The Boeing 737-800, operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, came down in the early hours of March 19 at […]

Mom, Two Kids Among Five Killed in Tennessee Helicopter Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes A fiery helicopter crash in eastern Tennessee killed a local woman, her grown son and daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend, in addition to the pilot, authorities and relatives said Tuesday. All five people aboard the helicopter, a single-engine Bell 206L tour craft manufactured in March 1977, were killed when it slammed into the ground at […]

Suspected MH370 Debris Found on Island Nation of Mauritius

Reading Time: < 1 minute A piece of debris thought to be from the Malaysian airliner that went missing more than two years ago over the Indian Ocean has been found in the island nation of Mauritius. The debris suspected to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board, was found Thursday […]

One Dead as Plane Hits Car Near San Diego

Reading Time: < 1 minute A plane has crash-landed on the Interstate 15 freeway in southern California, hitting a car and killing one of its passengers.Three others in the car were hurt along with the plane’s pilot and passenger. The plane appeared to be having technical problems before it crash-landed on the freeway in San Diego County near Fallbrook, witnesses […]

Canada: Ex-Minister Among 7 Killed in Plane Crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Former Canadian cabinet minister Jean Lapierre has died in a plane crash that also killed his wife and three of his siblings on the way to his father’s funeral in eastern Quebec. The TVA network, for which Lapierre worked as a political commentator, said all seven people on board Lapierre’s twin-engined chartered aircraft were killed […]

Black Boxes of Crashed Flydubai Plane Decoded, No Onboard System Malfunctions Found

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flydubai flight FZ981, which crashed in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, was fully operational when it took off from the airport in Dubai, the Interstate Aviation Committee said after decoding the flight data recorders. “According to the preliminary analysis of the information obtained from flight recorders to date, no onboard system malfunctions, aircraft components’ defects or power system […]

UPDATE: Hijacked Egypt Air Flight MS181 Lands in Cyprus

Reading Time: 2 minutes The alleged hijacker of an EgyptAir plane has been arrested after hours of negotiations, according to Cypriot police, and has emerged from the grounded plane with his hands up. The man – said to be in an “unstable psychological state” and believed by authorities to be Egyptian – had held a number of hostages but […]

Ace Pilots Belly Land Passenger Jet in Kazakhstan

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kazakh pilots safely landed a passenger plane without the use of its front wheels after a malfunction in the aircraft’s front landing gear on Sunday. Video of the miraculous landing immediately emerged online. The incident took place when the Fokker 100 aircraft operated by Kazakh airline ‘Bek Air’, which had departed from Kyzylorda, was landing […]

‘Pull Up!’: Russian TV Airs Final Words of Pilots in Flydubai Jet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian state television has aired the final words of the pilots of the flydubai passenger jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don last week killing 62 people, suggesting pilot error could be to blame. Russia’s Rossiya-1 channel late Friday said it had obtained a transcript of the last words exchanged a minute before the Boeing 737 plunged […]