A Russian AN-26 aeroplane with at least 28 people on board has gone missing in Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east, news agencies cited regional authorities as saying. It was flying from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana in the Kamchatka Peninsula when it did not make a scheduled call-in, the Interfax, RIA[…]
A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring 179 more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to escape. The aircraft, operated by Pegasus Airlines, was arriving at Istanbul’s Sabiha[…]
Iranian search teams found the wreckage on Tuesday of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran. After[…]
President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up a Russian airliner over Egypt and intensify air strikes against radicals in Syria, after the Kremlin concluded a bomb had destroyed the plane last month, killing 224 people. “We will find them anywhere on the planet and punish[…]
No one was injured when a British Airways plane was left stranded on a runway at OR Tambo International Airport following a crash landing on Monday, operator Comair said. “British Airways’ (operated by Comair) BA6234, a 10:35 departure from Port Elizabeth, with six crew and 94 passengers on board, was[…]
An Indonesian search and rescue plane spotted debris on Monday believed to be from a crashed aircraft with 54 people on board in Papua province, the local police chief said. The debris thought to be from the Trigana Air Service plane was sighted in the heavily-forested Bintang Mountains regency, police[…]
Five people, including a patient, were killed when a medical plane crashed in the Plattekloof area in Cape Town on Sunday morning, emergency services said. The plane, that was coming from Namibia, went missing off the radar at 06:50 on Sunday morning, spokesperson Mark van der Heever told News24. “The[…]
British Airways in South Africa is working with UK authorities to investigate how two suspected stowaways got on to a flight from Johannesburg to London. “We are working with the London metro [Metropolitan Police] and authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare situation,” said Stephen Forbes,[…]
Millions of rands extra had to be spent to get President Jacob Zuma back to South Africa after an official visit to Moscow. By late on Tuesday, it was still not clear when he would land at Waterkloof air force base. The original itinerary had Zuma landing at Waterkloof just[…]
The co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in the French Alps may have “rehearsed” steering the plane into a rapid descent on an earlier flight, German daily Bild reported. Quoting sources close to the French investigating authorities, the newspaper said that the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas[…]
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