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Chinese pilot gets 3 years for crash that killed 44

2014-12-19 09:05

A Chinese court has sentenced an airplane captain to three years in prison over the deaths of 44 people killed when his plane crashed.

MH17: More victims being identified

2014-12-11 16:11

Dutch authorities have identified two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, with just four of the 298 dead still unidentified, all of them Dutch.

2 killed in Krugersdorp plane crash

2014-12-08 15:26

Two people have died when a light aircraft crashed in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.

Four killed in anti-poaching helicopter crash

2014-11-29 22:38

A helicopter donated to the Tanzanian government to help with anti-poaching operations has crashed, killing all four people on board, police say.

Russian TV claims it has photo of downing of MH17

2014-11-15 20:18
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Russian state television has released a satellite photograph that it claims shows that a Ukrainian fighter jet shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Virgin ignored space safety warnings - expert

2014-11-02 21:16

A rocket science safety expert says Virgin Galactic "ignored" safety warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California.

Five killed in Ecuador plane crash

2014-10-02 20:38

Five have been killed in a small plane crash after an Ecuadorian indigenous apology ceremony.

Man, woman killed in chopper crash

2014-09-25 22:16

Two people killed in a helicopter crash are a man and woman, and not two men as originally thought.

2 killed in chopper crash near Rand Airport

2014-09-25 14:25

Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash just outside Rand Airport in Germiston.

UN: Chopper which crashed in South Sudan shot down

2014-09-09 20:38

The UN mission in South Sudan says a preliminary investigation shows its helicopter that crashed in the country last month was shot down.

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

2014-09-05 21:56

A plane that wandered over Caribbean with an unresponsive pilot has crashed off Jamaica.

MH370 may have turned south earlier than thought

2014-08-28 07:24

The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has refined after analysis of a failed attempted satellite phone call, Australia's deputy prime minister says.

Crashed Iranian plane missed busy market

2014-08-10 12:22

An Iranian passenger plane which crashed moments after takeoff from Tehran, killing at least 38 on board and injuring nine, narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market.

Air Algerie plane broke up on impact

2014-08-07 21:31

An Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali killing all 116 people on board broke up on impact after losing air speed and banking sharply, investigators have said.

Malaysia Airlines averts 3rd tragedy in 5 months

2014-08-04 13:06

An air traffic controller in Australia has averted what could have been the final nail in the coffin for Malaysia Airlines.

No more remains found at MH17 site

2014-08-03 22:22

The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains.

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.

 

2 Egyptians, 2 Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash

2014-12-18 09:02

Four crew members have been killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises, officials say.

6 dead after plane crashes into US home

2014-12-09 08:03

A small private jet has slammed into a house, killing a woman and her two young sons inside the home and three people on the aircraft, authorities say.

Two injured in plane crash

2014-12-06 15:49

Two men have been seriously injured when a light aircraft crashed near Henley-on-Klip, south of Johannesburg.

Small plane crashes into Chicago home

2014-11-18 19:35

A small twin-engine cargo plane has crashed into a home in Chicago, narrowly missing the sleeping residents.

Plane crashes at US airport, killing 4

2014-10-30 23:36

A small plane has crashed int a US airport building after a power loss, killing 4.

Plane makes emergency landing on N12

2014-09-29 08:37

A Cessna plane was forced to land in the middle of the N12, according to the ER24 ambulance and rescue services.

Crashed chopper belongs to tracking company

2014-09-25 18:02

A helicopter that crashed near Rand Airport on the East Rand is a Matrix Vehicle Tracking helicopter.

Nigeria keeping options open about missing plane

2014-09-15 22:03

Nigeria's military have appeared to rule out sabotage after an air force jet disappeared while on operations in the insurgency-hit northeast.

Colombia plane crashes in jungle

2014-09-07 10:29

Colombian authorities say there is little chance of finding survivors after a small plane with 10 people on board crashed in the Amazon jungle.

Two officers die prepping for Zimbabwe air show

2014-09-05 21:22

Two officers have been killed in an aircraft crash preparing for Zimbabwe's air show.

Brazil presidential candidate dies in jet crash

2014-08-13 18:47

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff, has died after his jet crashed into a residential area.

Passenger plane crashes after take-off in Iran

2014-08-10 08:41

A plane carrying more than 40 passengers has crashed in a residential area after taking off from Tehran's Mehrabad airport, according to reports.

Voice recordings in Air Algerie crash unusable

2014-08-07 16:41

Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people last month are unable to access voice recordings from the flight deck.

Malaysia Airlines averts 3rd tragedy in 5 months

2014-08-04 12:48

An air traffic controller in Australia has averted what could have been the final nail in the coffin for Malaysia Airlines.

Investigators start Ukraine jet crash site search

2014-08-01 22:12

Investigators have finally stared the search at the Ukraine jet crash site, looking for victims and belongings.

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.

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