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

Indonesian passenger plane crashes following take-off with dozens aboard

A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people on board, and their fate was not known. The Boeing 737-500, en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan, disappeared from radar screens after taking off just after 2.30 p.m. (0730… Read More Indonesian passenger plane crashes following take-off with dozens aboard

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday the causes of a military plane crash which killed 26 people would be investigated promptly and impartially. A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine on Friday evening. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine said 27 people… Read More Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy orders investigation into crash of military plane

Death toll from Air India plane accident rises to 18

The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on Saturday. The Air India Express plane, which was repatriating Indians stranded in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic, overshot the runway of the Calicut International Airport in heavy rain… Read More Death toll from Air India plane accident rises to 18

Seventeen dead, dozens injured as Air India plane overshoots runway and breaks into two in Kerala

At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians stranded by the COVID-19 pandemic overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode, officials said. The Boeing-737 flight from Dubai to Calicut airport was carrying 190 passengers and crew, the civil aviation ministry… Read More Seventeen dead, dozens injured as Air India plane overshoots runway and breaks into two in Kerala

Three dead, child injured as small aircraft crashes into residential building in Germany

A small aircraft crashed into a residential building in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, killing three people and injuring a child, police said on Saturday. The roof of the apartment building in the town of Wesel caught fire after the microlight plane crashed into it, a police spokesman said. Witnesses told local media that… Read More Three dead, child injured as small aircraft crashes into residential building in Germany

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