ARTICLES RELATING TO PLANE CRASHES

Sub dives deeper in hunt for missing MH370

2014-04-18 10:03

The mini-sub searching for missing flight MH370 has reached record depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials say as it dived on its fifth seabed mission.

MH370 mini-sub zone search set to end

2014-04-17 09:41

The mini-submarine hunting for flight MH370 will finish scouring its current strip of the Indian Ocean within a week, Australian PM says, adding if unsuccessful the operation will be forced to move into a new phase.

Military helicopter crashes in Namibia

2014-04-12 17:00

Four people including a 3-year-old boy have died after a military helicopter crashed in north-east Namibia, the defence ministry and military sources say.

Race against time to find MH370 black box

2014-04-01 09:07

Authorities are racing the clock to find the "black box" of missing Flight MH370 before signalling goes silent.

Australia spots 2 objects in jet search

2014-03-24 13:35

Two new objects have been spotted in the search for Malaysia’s missing jet, Australia says, with a ship steaming to the scene and expected to be in the area “within hours”.

Malaysia: China has new 'debris' images

2014-03-22 12:22

China has new satellite images of floating objects that could be related to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Malaysian transport minister says.

Malaysia plane search enters third week

2014-03-22 07:38

Australian rescuers have stepped up the search for Malaysian Flight MH370 as pressure mounts to find the missing plane that has defied the best efforts of modern technology to track it down.

Malaysian jet 'most likely in southern Indian Ocean'

2014-03-19 12:31

Investigators probing the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board believe it most likely flew into the southern Indian Ocean, a source says.

Missing jet: Thai radar saw 'unknown aircraft'

2014-03-19 09:40

Thai radar picked up an “unknown aircraft” minutes after flight MH370 last transmitted its location but officials failed to report the findings earlier as the plane was not considered a threat, the air force says.

US ship withdraws from search for Malaysia jet

2014-03-18 11:53

A US naval ship that has been aiding the international search for a missing Malaysian airliner will be withdrawn from the effort, Pentagon officials say.

Malaysia plane search straddles continent

2014-03-17 12:50

Malaysia has requested radar data from countries stretching as far as central Asia, amid mounting evidence the missing Malaysia Airlines jet’s disappearance was meticulously planned.

Three killed in KZN plane crash

2014-03-15 18:17

Three people have been killed when the small plane they were travelling in crashed near a landing strip in KwaZulu Natal, police and emergency services say.

Malaysia jet: Passenger backgrounds probed

2014-03-11 12:40

Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, police say.

3 dead in Hawaii plane crash

2014-02-27 12:36

Authorities say three people are dead and three others have been injured following a plane crash on Hawaii's Lanai Island.

11 dead as Libya army plane crashes in Tunisia

2014-02-21 09:33

A Libyan army medial plane has crashed south of Tunis, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian emergency services says.

Algeria: Plane crash recovery operations over

2014-02-13 14:36

The head of Algeria’s civil defence says recovery operations for a military transport that crashed early this week are complete despite the difficult conditions.

Why planes crash

2014-02-03 12:05

Why do planes crash? The reasons could include human error, weather conditions, engine malfunction or health issues of the pilot.

6 Nato soldiers killed in plane crash

2013-12-17 18:54

Six Nato soldiers have been killed in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan, the largest death toll in a single incident to hit the international force in months.

Why planes crash

2013-07-10 16:25

Half of all plane crashes are the result of human error, or incorrect decisions on the part of pilots, says the US Federal Aviation Administration. This is sometimes because of health problems.

Limpopo plane crash victims' names released

2013-01-01 18:30

The names of two men who died in a plane crash in Limpopo have been released by the police.

Plane crashes on PE beach, only dog hurt

2012-11-12 09:56

A shocked Port Elizabeth man has described how he was playing with his dog on the beach when a small plane came crashing down.

Kenya mourns after minister's death

2012-06-11 11:37

Kenya has started three days of official mourning for Internal Security Minister George Saitoti who was killed in a helicopter crash together with his assistant minister and four others.

Cause of Nigerian crash remains unclear

2012-06-04 14:13

The cause of the Nigerian plane crash that killed 153 people on board remains unclear as reports emerge that the pilots of the plane had reported engine trouble before the accident.

Plane crashes into Superstition Mountains

2011-11-24 11:49

A small plane carrying three adults and three children crashed in flames in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix in the US.

Fatigue may have caused 1961 UN plane crash

2011-09-14 13:32

Pilot fatigue might have been the cause of the fatal crash in 1961 in which former UN secretary general Dag Hammarskjold was a passenger, investigators say.

 

MH370 search to be most costly ever at $100m

2014-04-18 08:00

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is set to be the most expensive in aviation history, analysts say, as efforts to find the aircraft show no signs of slowing.

Mini-sub aborts again in MH370 search

2014-04-16 10:18

A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 has encountered a "technical difficulty" and resurfaced, officials say, after the first mission also aborted.

MH370 Families: Agonising wait continues

2014-04-08 11:45

Families of MH370 passengers in Beijing have marked the one-month anniversary of the plane's disappearance with a tearful candlelit vigil.

Objects found in Indian Ocean not from Flight MH370

2014-03-30 16:18

Australia says objects scooped up by vessels searching for downed Flight MH370 have been "fishing equipment and other flotsam" not connected to the Malaysian Airlines plane.

Plane search puts minister on defensive

2014-03-24 11:18

Malaysia’s defence minister has come under fire for just about everything that’s gone wrong with the unprecedented hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

MH370 search to continue 'indefinitely'

2014-03-22 09:39

Australia’s deputy PM says the search for Malaysian Flight MH370 would continue "indefinitely", insisting satellite images of two objects are still the best lead so far.

Malaysia to 'verify' possible Aus MH370 find

2014-03-20 08:22

Malaysia says that two objects spotted in the Indian Ocean give reason for hope of a resolution to its missing plane crisis, but stressed the need to verify the claim.

Malaysia Airlines playing 'shameful role'

2014-03-19 10:57

Tempers have flared among Chinese relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, as frustration grew with what one called the airline’s “shameful role”.

China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

2014-03-18 13:20

Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur says.

Malaysia: Co-pilot spoke last words heard from cockpit

2014-03-17 20:49

The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airliner’s chief executive says.

Australia takes up southern search for plane

2014-03-17 11:16

Australia has taken the lead in searching for the missing Boeing 777 over the southern Indian Ocean.

Passengers evacuated after US plane blows tyre

2014-03-14 10:12

A US Airways plane blew a tyre during takeoff late on Thursday from Philadelphia's airport, though officials reported no serious injuries.

Man with stolen passport on jet is asylum seeker

2014-03-11 10:27

One of the two men travelling on a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner is an Iranian asylum seeker, officials say, as baffled authorities expand their search for the Boeing 777 on the opposite side of the country.

Tunisian crash: Plane completely burnt out

2014-02-21 10:44

Teams have begun searching for the Libyan army medical plane’s black box flight recorder - after it crashed south of Tunis and was "completely burnt out".

Rescuers unable to reach plane crash site

2014-02-16 16:40

A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 occupants crashed in bad weather, but rescuers have been unable to reach the presumed site in a forest and details remained sketchy.

Why planes crash

2014-02-03 15:05

Many things can cause plane crashes. Here's more about the main causes.

1 dead in Wonderboom plane crash

2014-01-28 10:59

One person has died in a light aircraft crash at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, police say, adding that no other injuries were reported.

Tests begin to identify Moz plane crash victims

2013-12-02 12:12

Experts have carried out DNA tests to identify the 33 people who were on a Mozambique Airlines plane that crashed in Namibia killing all on board, an official says.

San Francisco crash: No word on injuries

2013-07-06 23:38

There has been no word on casualties after passengers on a Boeing 777 which crashed at San Francisco International Airport, had to use emergency inflatable slides to escape the burning plane.

Pilots dead after Russian plane crash

2012-12-29 17:39

A Russian airliner crashed into a busy motorway and broke up into three pieces after overshooting the runway at an international Moscow airport, leaving its two pilots dead.

Mauritania military plane crash kills 7

2012-07-12 13:16

Seven people have been killed after a military plane crashed during takeoff in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, an army source says.

Nigeria air crash: Carrier defends itself

2012-06-07 08:17

A Nigerian airline whose airplane crashed in the country's largest city, killing 153 on board and more on the ground, has defended itself against public criticism.

Man dies in Gauteng microlight crash

2012-02-04 15:49

A man was killed and another critically injured when a microlight plunged to the ground in Krugersdorp, Gauteng paramedics have said.

Plane crashes near Papua New Guinea

2011-10-13 15:44

A passenger plane carrying 32 people has crashed near the Papua New Guinea coast with witness reports saying only four people on board had survived.

Russian plane toll reaches 44

2011-09-12 11:59

The last remaining player of Russia's top hockey team has died after a four-day battle with severe burns.

 
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