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Pilots Killed In Phuket Plane Crash

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PHUKET – A pilot and co-pilot were killed when their light plane crashed while attempting to land at a privately owned airfield in Phuket. The crash happened at 10.10am on Saturday at a field behind Ban Ploen Chan village in Tambon Paklok, near Phuket Airpark in Thalang district. The crash site is about 500m from…

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US Military Plane Crashes In Mississippi, Killing 16 Poeple

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  WASHINGTON – A military transport plane crashed Monday in the US state of Mississippi, killing at least 16 people on board, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. “A US Marine Corps KC-130 mishap occurred on the evening of July 10,” the Marine Corps tweeted. The incident took place at around 4 pm local time (2100 GMT) in the…

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Plane With 81 Aboard Including A Brazilian Football Team Crashes In Colombia

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BOGOTA – An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including a Brazilian football team, crashed in central Colombia, and rescuers are moving survivors from the site, the country’s civil aviation association said on its website on Tuesday. The Chapecoense football team was among the 72 passengers and 9 crew on board the charter aircraft when it…

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RMAF Aermacchi MB339CM Jet Crashes In Pekan, Pilots Eject To Safety

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KUALA LUMPUR: A Royal Malaysian Air Force Aermacchi MB339CM jet crashed in Nenasi, Pekan, Pahang this afternoon. According to an RMAF statement, the jet based at the Kuantan air base experienced technical problems while doing training flight manoeuvres at 12.54pm. “Both pilots on board ejected to safety,” the statement said. RMAF said a board of…

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Investigation Into Flydubai Russian Crash Points To Pilot Error

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MOSCOW: 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…

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The Last Selfie Of FlyDubai Passenger Before Fatal Plane Crash

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This is the tragic final selfie taken by a passenger on the FlyDubai aircraft which crashed in high winds, killing everyone on board. Flight FZ981 from Dubai crashed near its destination at Rostov-On-Don airport in Russia on Saturday morning. In this selfie, passenger Anna Sergeeva, a 25-year-old make-up artists, smiles for the camera from her…

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Russian Plane Crashes In Sinai, Killing All 224 People On Board

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CAIRO – A Russian passenger plane crashed early Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard, officials said. Russian state media reported that many of the 217 passengers on Kogalymavia Flight 9268 were Russians returning from vacation. The passenger manifest included 17 children but Russian officials said there were 25 aboard. There were…

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Shoreham Plane Crash: Seven Dead After Hawker Hunter Hits Cars

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LONDON – Seven people have died after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed into several vehicles during Shoreham Airshow. South East Coast Ambulance Service said the victims died at the scene, while another person is critical in hospital. The number of injured stands at 14. The plane crashed on the nearby A27. Witnesses said it was…

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4U9525 Crash: Co-Pilot Suffered Depression

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BERLIN: The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported today. The co-pilot sought psychiatric help for “a bout of heavy depression” in 2009 and was still getting assistance from doctors, the newspaper said, quoting documents…

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Andreas Lubitz: What We know So Far About The Co-pilot Of Airbus 320

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French prosecutors confirm co-pilot Andreas Lubitz “wanted to destroy” the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. But who was Lubitz? WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: – Lubitz was a trusted pilot, who aviation authorities considered a “positive example”. – Described by acquaintances as quiet but friendly, the…

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4U9525 Crash: One of The Pilots Locked Out Of Cockpit,Study Of Recording Show

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SEYNE-LES-ALPES, PARIS: Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that crashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, officials said on Wednesday. The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back…

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4U9525 Crash: Rescuers Search For Air Crash Bodies In French Alps

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SEYNE, France: Investigators on Wednesday scoured the pulverised debris of a German airliner for bodies and clues to the Airbus’ mysterious eight minute descent and crash in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard. Hundreds of firefighters and police near the hamlet of Le Vernet launched a massive operation at the rugged crash site,…

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4U9525 Crash: Black Box Has 1st Clues To Alpine Jet Crash That Killed 150

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SEYNE-LES-ALPES: Helicopters surveying the scattered debris of a German jetliner lifted off at daybreak on Wednesday as investigators sought clues in the wreckage and the black box from the plane that lost radio contact, went into a dive and slammed into the Alpine mountainside. All 150 aboard were believed dead. Victims on the flight from…

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German Students,Teachers Weep For Classmates On Doomed Plane

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(Reuters) – Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke down in tears once they realized that 16 classmates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings airplane that crashed in France on Tuesday on a flight to Duesseldorf. The 10th grade students from the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school were on their way…

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4U9525 Crash: A ‘Dark Day’ For Lufthansa

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Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr spoke of a “dark day” for the airline. “We do not yet know what has happened to flight 4U9525. My deepest sympathy goes to the families and friends of our passengers and crew,” Lufthansa said on Twitter, citing Spohr. “If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for…

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4U9525 Crash: Aircraft Descents 38,000ft. To 11,400ft. In Seven Minutes

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Flight-tracking service FlightAware showed the plane cruising on a northeasterly heading at about 38,000 feet before it suddenly began a steep descent, shedding more than 25,000 feet of altitude in seven minutes. “Although we did track the airplane in the descent to 11,400 feet, the final position reflects the end of our flight tracking coverage…

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GWI9525 CRASH: French Officials Say Debris From Crash Found

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MARSEILLE: French Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet says debris from the crash of an Airbus A320 has been located and the plane crashed at 2,000 metres altitude in the Alps. Brandet told BFM television that he expected “an extremely long and extremely difficult” search and rescue operation because of the area’s remoteness. The airplane sent…

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Plane Crash Kills Five In Northern Mexico

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MEXICO CITY – Five people were killed when a small plane crashed in the northern border state of Chihuahua, Mexican officials said. The crash happened in the city of Santa Barbara shortly after the small plane took off at 3:10 p.m. on Saturday from the Frisco airport. The plane was carrying five people, the Chihuahua…

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