ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR CRASHES

Identifying Mali air crash victims could take years

2014-07-31 18:37

Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police says.

Australia rules out new sanctions against Russia

2014-07-30 14:20

Australia's PM says that he is not considering sanctions against Russia while his government focuses on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian flight MH17.

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

2014-07-29 14:45

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site.

MH17 investigators turn back after 'explosions'

2014-07-28 17:54

Dutch and Australian forensic investigators on their way to the MH17 crash site have turned back after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokesperson says.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

2014-07-28 14:12

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

Memorial at sea for teen pilot after deadly crash

2014-07-28 11:30

A number of people have gathered on a ferry near Samoa during a memorial service honouring the US teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

2014-07-27 21:49

The US has released satellite images it says backs up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into eastern Ukraine.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

2014-07-27 17:10

A French embassy spokesperson says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali will be taken to France for analysis.

Experts scrap MH17 site visit over security

2014-07-27 13:05

Dutch and Australian police who were planning to head to the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 have had to scrap their trip over security concerns, an OSCE spokesperson says.

Malaysia strikes deal over MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 11:13

Malaysia says it has secured an agreement with Ukrainian rebels to allow international police personnel to enter the crash site of downed flight MH17.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet

2014-07-26 18:05

The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali says its experts have found the second black box of the Air Algerie flight that crashed, killing all 118 people on board.

Taiwan plane survivor phoned home

2014-07-26 05:00

A Taiwan plane crash survivor crawled out from the wreckage and called her dad to pick her up.

Indian Air Force chopper crashes

2014-07-25 20:06

Seven military personnel aboard an Indian Air Force helicopter are feared killed after the aircraft crashed in northern India.

Black boxes from Taiwan air crash investigated

2014-07-25 10:00

Investigators are examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.

Wreckage of Air Algerie spotted - president

2014-07-24 20:03

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has said that the wreckage of a missing Air Algerie flight had been spotted in his country's northern desert.

MH17 victim's credit cards used after crash

2014-07-24 08:41

The widow of the South African man killed when Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine has been forced to cancel his credit cards after noticing activity on his account, according to a report.

Round-the-world teen pilot dies in crash

2014-07-24 06:27

A US teenager who was attempting to set a record for an around-the-world flight has died in a crash over the Pacific Ocean, a family spokesperson says.

Australia assures search for MH370 goes on

2014-07-23 12:49

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues uninterrupted, even as the head of the search co-ordination agency was sent to Ukraine to help with the MH17 tragedy.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

MH17 bodies arrive by train in govt-held town

2014-07-22 13:17

A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.

Another 21 bodies found at crash site

2014-07-21 11:21

Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard.

 

SANparks plane crashes in Addo

2014-08-01 14:12

A SANParks aircraft has crashed in the Addo Elephant National Park , with two of the park's instructors on board escaping relatively unharmed.

No intact bodies in grim Air Algerie probe

2014-07-30 16:54

French experts have been meticulously sifting through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the Mali desert, killing all 118 on board. They have yet to see a single intact body

MH17 victim's father urges Ukraine fighting lull

2014-07-29 22:35

The father of a British MH17 victim said fighting in the Ukrainian plane crash zone should end to facilitate the repatriation of victims, after he met Prime Minister David Cameron.

Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

Ukraine troops advance, investigators stymied

2014-07-28 16:33

At least three civilians have been killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

Chance of visiting MH17 site not good

2014-07-28 15:24

The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, an official says.

US man killed after plane hits him

2014-07-28 09:16

A father has been killed and his 9-year-old daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach after a small plane crash landed and struck them, authorities say.

Mali opens inquiry into Air Algerie crash

2014-07-27 21:47

Mali has opened a judicial probe into the Air Algerie plane disaster as part of international efforts to determine the cause of the crash.

MH17 victim's father dies of 'broken heart'

2014-07-27 17:52

Downed flight MH17 has claimed another victim in a 93-year-old man who succumbed to the "indescribable grief" of losing his daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren in the crash.

Call for stronger rules on flight paths

2014-07-27 15:41

The commercial director of Malaysia Airlines has called for a complete overhaul of the way flight paths are deemed safe following the downing of flight MH17.

Taiwan crash: Black boxes being analysed

2014-07-27 11:35

Taiwan`s aviation authorities are analysing onboard flight data and cockpit voice recordings of a passenger aircraft that crashed last week, an official says.

Dutch experts headed to MH17 crash site

2014-07-27 10:32

A team of 30 Dutch forensic experts is headed to the crash site of flight MH17 in rebel-controlled east Ukraine, Dutch officials say, despite intensifying fighting in the area.

Planes in near-miss at PE airport

2014-07-26 15:10
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On the back of a tumultuous global aviation period, the SACAA has confirmed it is investigating a near-miss incident at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Zuma condolences to Air Algerie families

2014-07-25 22:23

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the Air Algerie plane crash.

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 16:08

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali have emerged showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

French nationals on board missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:13

Many French nationals are thought to be on board an Air Algerie jet that went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso for Algiers.

Experts examine second MH17 black box

2014-07-24 14:27

British investigators have started examining the second black box from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was shot down over Ukraine.

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

2014-07-24 08:21

Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo is the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline says.

Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51

2014-07-23 15:37

A plane has crashed during an emergency landing at Taiwan airport, killing 51 people and injuring 7.

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

2014-07-23 09:01

Airlines cancel flights to Israel after rocket falls near Tel Aviv airport

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

MH17 families to get $5 000 as initial help

2014-07-21 15:40

Malaysia Airlines say it would make an initial payment of $5 000 to families of passengers aboard its crashed flight MH17 as a goodwill gesture.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

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