ARTICLES RELATING TO PLANE CRASHES

AirAsia crash: Why there is a race against time

2015-01-06 09:44

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

AirAsia crash: What happens to bodies in water?

2015-01-06 06:00

A top Indonesian official says speed is of utmost importance when it comes to maritime disasters because bodies deteriorate quickly in water.

Indonesia to probe all AirAsia flight schedules

2015-01-03 12:02

Indonesia’s transport ministry is set to investigate all Indonesia AirAsia flight schedules, a government official says, as part of a government probe into the passenger jet that crashed into the sea last week.

Doomed AirAsia flight schedule unauthorised – official

2015-01-03 08:26

The AirAsia plane that crashed last weekend was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesia's transport ministry says, adding it had now frozen the airline's permission to fly the route.

AirAsia crash: 7 more bodies recovered

2015-01-02 10:40

Investigation into the AirAsia crash has turned to the ocean floor, with more sonar equipment and metal detectors deployed to scour the seabed for wreckage, including the plane’s black boxes.

Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

2015-01-02 08:21

Indonesian recovery teams have narrowed the search area for AirAsia Flight QZ8501, hopeful they are closing in on the plane’s crash site, with a total of 16 bodies and more debris recovered from the sea.

AirAsia Indonesia pilot fails drug test - airline

2015-01-01 16:01

AirAsia Indonesia says it has suspended a pilot after he failed a random drugs test, days after 162 people were killed when one of the airline's planes crashed into the sea off the island of Borneo.

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

2015-01-01 09:05

Indonesian rescuers have promised an "all-out effort" to search for bodies from AirAsia Flight QZ850, as international investigators joined attempts to locate the fuselage of the ill-fated plane.

Putin, Abbott want genuine probe of MH17 crash

2014-11-11 12:31

President Vladimir Putin has discussed the MH17 plane crash with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the sidelines of an APEC summit, with both leaders favouring a “genuine” probe of the tragedy.

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

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.

 

Search area shifts slightly for crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-06 08:00

The search operation for AirAsia Flight QZ8501 is set to spread slightly eastward as the weather and currents drag wreckage in that direction, the head of Indonesia’s rescue agency says.

AirAsia crash: Indonesia expands search for bodies

2015-01-05 07:50

Recovery teams have expanded their search in the Java Sea as they race to find bodies and wreckage form AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

Girl, 7, survives US plane crash

2015-01-03 11:15

A 7-year-old girl has walked free from the wreckage of a private plane that crashed in a wooded area of Kentucky, killing four others on board, US police say.

Searchers find 2 big parts of crashed AirAsia plane

2015-01-03 07:16

Recovery teams have found two big parts of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which crashed into the sea last weekend with 162 people on board, Indonesia's top search official says.

MH370 relatives view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy

2015-01-02 09:22

Their own mystery unsolved, families of the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 view Indonesia crash with empathy, envy.

Weather worries remain in hunt for AirAsia plane

2015-01-02 07:04

More ships have arrived with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and the more than 150 people still missing since it crashed into the sea five days ago.

AirAsia plane may have managed to ditch - experts

2015-01-01 14:05

As search teams hunt for the black boxes of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, analysts say the pilot may have managed to make an emergency water landing, only for the plane to be overcome by high seas.

Search widens for Airasia crash victims

2015-01-01 07:10

The search for victims of the AirAsia plane crash in waters off Indonesia has widened, reports say, as more bodies from around the crash site in the Java Sea were taken ashore.

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.

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