ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR CRASHES

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.

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.

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.

 

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 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.

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.

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