Two dead as helicopter fighting forest fires crashes in southern Argentina

A helicopter that was fighting forest fires in the rugged Patagonia region of southern Argentina crashed on Wednesday, killing two crew members, according to local press reports. The aircraft, which had been contracted by the government to fight the fires, fell in the area of Quillen, a lake located in the province of Neuquen. More… Read More Two dead as helicopter fighting forest fires crashes in southern Argentina

Seven dead as Russian cargo plane crash lands in Siberia

A Belarussian-owned cargo plane crash-landed in Siberia and burst into flames, killing all seven people on board, after disappearing from radar just outside the city of Irkutsk, officials said. Russia’s federal aviation agency Rosaviatsiya said the Antonov An-12 plane, owned by Belarussian company Grodno, circled around after first coming in to land, at which point… Read More Seven dead as Russian cargo plane crash lands in Siberia

Five dead as cargo plane crashes in South Sudan

Five people died on Tuesday when a small cargo plane crashed shortly after take-off from Juba Airport in South Sudan, airport officials said. Authorities have started investigating the incident which involved an Antonov-26 plane operated by Optimum Aviation, a local firm, said Kur Koul, director general of the airport. The victims were all crew members… Read More Five dead as cargo plane crashes in South Sudan

Sixteen dead as plane carrying parachutists crash in Russian region of Tatarstan

A plane carrying a group of parachute jumpers crashed in the Russian region of Tatarstan on Sunday, killing 16 people and injuring six, the Emergencies Ministry said. The aircraft, which came down near the city of Menzelinsky, had been carrying 20 parachutists and two crew members. Six people were in a serious condition, the Health… Read More Sixteen dead as plane carrying parachutists crash in Russian region of Tatarstan

Twenty-eight dead as plane crashes into sea in eastern Russia

An aeroplane with 28 people on board crashed into the sea on Tuesday off Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka peninsula as it was preparing to land, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. The plane, an Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop, was en route from regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in northern Kamchatka, when it lost… Read More Twenty-eight dead as plane crashes into sea in eastern Russia

Eleven dead, three injured following military helicopter crash in southeast Turkey

A military helicopter crashed in southeast Turkey on Thursday, killing 11 army personnel including a lieutenant general and injuring three, the defence ministry said. The helicopter took off from the Bingol province at 1055 GMT, the ministry said in a statement, adding that search operations were launched after it lost contact at 1125 GMT. It… Read More Eleven dead, three injured following military helicopter crash in southeast Turkey

Seven personnel dead as Nigerian Air Force plane crashes near airport in ABuja

A small Nigerian air force passenger plane crashed just outside Abuja airport due to engine failure on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the air force said. “First responders are at the scene. Sadly, all 7 personnel on board died in the crash,” said air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramole said in a statement. The… Read More Seven personnel dead as Nigerian Air Force plane crashes near airport in ABuja

Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed passenger plane

Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta, as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved. The Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on Saturday… Read More Indonesia locates black boxes of crashed passenger plane