Fewer aviation deaths in SA

2015-10-08 16:53

On June 6 last year, a 29-year-old pilot was flying a small, single-engine plane from George aerodrome to Tsitsikamma, when the engine began vibrating, then seized.

Government helicopter in Mexico crashes

2015-10-07 07:54

Authorities in the Mexican Gulf coast state of Veracruz say a state helicopter has crashed, killing both crew members aboard.

Missing Indonesian plane found

2015-10-05 20:00

Searchers have located a small plane that went missing during a flight over Indonesia's Sulawesi island with 10 people on board.

Multiple dead in C-130 plane crash in Afghanistan

2015-10-02 09:32

A C-130 military transport plane has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 11 people, including six US soldiers who were part of a Nato training and counter-terror mission supporting stretched Afghan troops.

Three dead in Alaska floatplane crash

2015-09-15 22:55

Authorities say three people are dead after a floatplane belonging to a fishing lodge crashed with 10 people on board in southwest Alaska.

Missing plane may have bumped Boeing

2015-09-07 21:10

As the air and sea search involving four countries continues for a medical evacuation plane carrying seven people thought to have have bumped into a Boeing.

Confirmed MH370 wing part won't change search - Australia

2015-09-04 13:10

Confirmation that a plane part that washed up on a remote island is from missing jet MH370 is useful but would not alter the search for the plane, Australian investigators say.

France certain wing part found on Reunion from MH370

2015-09-03 17:36

The French prosecutor's office has concluded that a wing part found on Reunion Island in July, belongs to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Seven die in military air crash in Nigeria

2015-08-29 21:16

Seven people died when a military plane crashed into a house in northern Nigeria, killing everyone on board, the air force and disaster management officials say.

Durban flight school's fatal crash

2015-08-25 16:26

A Durban flight school is counting the cost of a fatal crash which claimed the lives of two people.


Second Limpopo chopper crash in two days

2015-10-07 13:36

Another helicopter has crashed in Limpopo, this time injuring the two occupants, police have said.

Glider crash was club's first in 16 years - chairperson

2015-10-06 13:40

The crash that killed glider pilot William Scott was the first in the 16-year history of the Potchefstroom club, its chairperson says.

Phone of missing Indonesian plane's pilot emits signal

2015-10-03 13:13

Searchers have detected a signal from the mobile phone belonging to the pilot of a small plane that went missing in eastern Indonesia with 10 people on board, reports say.

Venezuela military plane crashes near Colombia border

2015-09-18 14:59

Venezuela's government says an air force jet has crashed while monitoring an illegal flight that had entered the country near the Colombian border.

Floatplane crashes in Alaska

2015-09-15 21:34

Authorities say a floatplane with 10 people aboard has crashed in southwest Alaska, killing an unknown number of people.

Paramedic's body not released to family after three weeks

2015-09-07 20:11

The family of a Namibian paramedic has not received his body from South African authorities three weeks after he was killed in a plane crash in Cape Town.

Helicopter lands hard, US Marine killed

2015-09-03 19:34

A US Marine has been killed and 11 others injured when their helicopter made a hard landing during training at the Camp Lejeune base in North Carolina.

Two survive Midrand plane crash

2015-09-02 19:57

Two men have escaped serious injuries after their light aircraft crashed in a field in Midrand, paramedics say.

Winkelspruit crash pilot named

2015-08-26 18:45

The KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating a case of culpable homicide following the death of two people in the crash of a light aircraft on the South Coast.

Two killed in KZN plane crash

2015-08-25 14:56

Two people have been killed in a light aircraft crash near Winklespruit, south of Durban, paramedics say.

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