Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when[…]
Two people claiming to be eyewitnesses to the fatal crash that claimed the life of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson have approached News24 to give their account of what happened. On Monday, Watson slammed the company car he was driving, a Toyota Corolla, into a concrete pillar adjacent to the road[…]
The SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) has lauded Comair’s decision to temporarily remove its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from its flight schedule. The authority’s spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said the airline’s decision was “self-grounding”, adding that it was the type of decision that a regulator “appreciates”. He said it came[…]
An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya. It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were[…]
Indonesian divers recovered a flight recorder from the downed Lion Air jet on the sea floor on Thursday, a crucial development to find out what caused the new plane to plunge into the sea and kill 189 people. One TV station showed footage of two divers after they surfaced, swimming[…]
Officials say an Afghan army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed, killing all 25 on board. Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the governor of western Farah province, said two army helicopters were on their way to neighbouring Herat province when one lost control. Among the dead were the deputy army corps[…]
At least 11 people were killed and 14 others were injured this morning when a bus and a truck collided on the Badplaas Road outside Machadodorp in Mpumalanga. ER24’s Russel Meiring says the vehicles were severely damaged in the crash. “Upon closer inspection, paramedics found several passengers trapped in a[…]
A second flight recorder has been retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, containing data from aircraft systems which could shed light on what brought the plane down last month, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. An Egyptian committee investigating the crash into the eastern Mediterranean Sea made the announcement a[…]
An accident involving a Flydubai plane was inevitable, a former Flydubai captain told RT on condition of anonymity. He revealed that pilots are forced to work while exhausted, while saying he had been “worked to death” despite complaints. Speaking to RT in Doha, the former pilot said Flydubai’s top management[…]
The pilots of the Flydubai plane that crashed in Russia on Saturday, killing 62 people, had expressed concerns over weather conditions, an air traffic control recording has allegedly revealed. One of the pilots in the seven-minute recording can be heard asking whether the “weather is better?” as they approached Rostov-on-Don[…]
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