ARTICLES RELATING TO PLANE CRASHES

Malaysian plane crash: 181 bodies recovered

2014-07-18 17:26

Rescuers have recovered as many as 181bodies so far at the site of the Malaysian airliner crash in eastern Ukraine, an official at Kiev’s foreign ministry says.

WHO spokesperson aboard crashed jetliner

2014-07-18 12:48

The World Health Organisation says its spokesperson Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 11:00

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.

Aids activists on downed Malaysian jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Several world-renowned Aids researchers and activists heading to an international Aids conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine, officials say.

Kenya crash: Plane was carrying khat

2014-07-02 12:09

The plane that crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff from the Kenyan capital Nairobi’s main airport was carrying stimulant khat, police say.

Malaysia vows to keep hunting for MH370

2014-06-15 07:28

Malaysia says there would be no let-up in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in a statement to mark 100 days since the plane disappeared.

MH370 crash: Extend black boxes to 90 days

2014-05-07 08:52

Black box flight recorders need to be reformed says Europe's aviation safety watchdog as the search for flight MH370 continues without any success as yet.

Aus dismisses possible plane wreckage claim

2014-04-30 09:25

The Australian agency heading up the search for the missing Malaysian jet has dismissed a claim by a resource survey company that it found possible plane wreckage in the northern Bay of Bengal.

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 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.

 

Jet crash could be turning point for Ukraine crisis

2014-07-18 12:48

The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher sanctions long sought by the US.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 12:19

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Malaysian crash site: Bodies strewn all over

2014-07-18 10:55

A Malaysian jetliner shot from the sky in Ukraine scattered wreckage and bodies across the countryside, leaving investigators scrambling to figure out how that could have happened.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

MH370 searchers 'not looking in crash hotspot'

2014-06-17 09:41

The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is yet to target the most likely crash site after being distracted by what are now believed to be bogus signals, British company Inmarsat says..

Pilots blamed for Air France Flight 447 tragedy

2014-05-13 22:46

An "inappropriate response" from stressed pilots was responsible for the 2009 crash into the Atlantic of an Air France plane flying from Rio to Paris that killed all 228 people on board, a new experts' report says.

Malaysian jet's likely flight path gets 2nd look

2014-05-05 09:00

Experts are set to re-examine all data gathered in the nearly two-month hunt for the missing Malaysia jet to ensure search crews have been looking in the right place, officials say.

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.

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.

 
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