ARTICLES RELATING TO PLANE CRASHES

Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario

2014-09-12 13:00

The possibility that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down from the ground is the "most likely" scenario being probed by dozens of detectives, a prosecutor says.

Ukraine MH17 initial crash report due

2014-09-09 10:32

A highly anticipated preliminary report into what brought down Malaysia flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine is set to be released, hoping to shed light on the air disaster that claimed 298 lives.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

Family of 4 among victims of Air Algerie plane crash

2014-07-25 07:44

Canadian media says a Canadian family of four was among the victims of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali.

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

2014-07-24 20:06

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

Crisis meeting over missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:11

A crisis meeting is being held over the disappearance of an Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board. The plane dropped off the radar as it flew over Mali.

Plane crash in Taiwan attributed to bad weather

2014-07-23 17:01

A plane landing in stormy weather has crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island, and a transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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.

 

Many questions for family of Flight 17 victim

2014-09-12 09:10

The brother of Malaysian oil worker Karamjit Singh, who died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on 17 July is urging authorities to speed up their probe into the accident.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of fatal Air Algerie crash

2014-07-28 08:19

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African state of Mali that killed 118 people on board, French officials have said.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

2014-07-24 23:36

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing with 116 people on board, has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army co-ordinator in Ouagadougou says.

Official: Air Algerie flight probably crashed

2014-07-24 17:28

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar over northern Mali and "probably crashed", according to government officials.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

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.

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