Nine dead following plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday. The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umea airport, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said, adding that those on… Read More Nine dead following plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Eleven killed as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Eleven passengers and crew were killed on Friday evening when their plane crashed near an airfield in Hawaii, authorities said, during a skydiving trip. The twin-engine King Air plane, with eleven people onboard, went down soon after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield and there were no survivors, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) said. The fire… Read More Eleven killed as skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii

Two dead following mid-air collision of two light planes in New Zealand

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said. Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jumped shortly before it crashed with the other plane, a training aircraft. A helicopter, also preparing to land, managed to avoid the… Read More Two dead following mid-air collision of two light planes in New Zealand

Three dead, injured as small plane crashes into helicopter in Nepal

A small plane operated by a private airline in Nepal hit a parked helicopter on Sunday while preparing to take off in a mountainous area near Mount Everest, killing three people including a co-pilot, an airport official said. The Let L-410 aircraft crashed into the helicopter at Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, known as the… Read More Three dead, injured as small plane crashes into helicopter in Nepal

Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Investigators in Ethiopia found two black box recorders on Monday that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it plunged, trailing smoke and debris, and crashed killing 157 people. China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday, although most major airlines continued to… Read More Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October. Sunday’s flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. (0538 GMT),… Read More Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members