Death toll from Pakistan passenger plane crash rises to 97

The flight data recorder from the Pakistani airliner that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi has been found, an official said on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 97. There were two survivors from onboard the aircraft, while no fatalities were reported in the densely populated area of the city where the aircraft… Read More Death toll from Pakistan passenger plane crash rises to 97

Dozens dead as passenger plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport. At least 56 people were confirmed to have died, hospital officials said, though other officials gave different figures and authorities did not release an estimate of… Read More Dozens dead as passenger plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

Scores killed as Ukrainian airliner crashes after take-off in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Tehran early on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. Debris and smouldering parts from the Boeing 737, which carrier Ukraine International Airlines said was last serviced two days ago, were strewn across a field southwest of the Iranian capital as rescue workers… Read More Scores killed as Ukrainian airliner crashes after take-off in Iran

Seven dead following collision of helicopter and light plane in Mallorca

Seven people, including two minors, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said. Five people were on board the helicopter, two of them minors, and they were all likely Germans, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter. Two adult… Read More Seven dead following collision of helicopter and light plane in Mallorca

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