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Russian Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft crashes in Syria, crew killed

October 10, 2017 2:32 pm
Russian Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft crashes in Syria, crew killed

A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet (file photo by AFP) Russia says one of its Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jets has crashed while preparing for take-off from a military base in Syria’s northwestern Latakia Province, killing the crew. “On October 10, a Su-24 skidded off the runway and crashed while accelerating to take […]

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Sixteen servicemen dead as US military plane crashes in Mississippi

July 11, 2017 7:33 pm
Sixteen servicemen dead as US military plane crashes in Mississippi

Sixteen US servicemen have died after the military plane carrying them went down in rural Mississippi, police say. There were 16 people on board the Marine Corps KC-130 when it crashed Monday afternoon in a soybean field in Leflore County, leaving a debris field five miles in radius. “A USMC […]

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Four killed in Mexico helicopter crash during hiker recovery

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Four killed in Mexico helicopter crash during hiker recovery

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE A police helicopter has crashed in northern Mexico, killing four people on mission to recover the body of a hiker. The government of the border state of Baja California says the state police helicopter crashed in the hills near the city of Mexicali. The state police pilot […]

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Deadly Colombia plane crash: Victims’ bodies flown back home

December 3, 2016 8:30 pm
Deadly Colombia plane crash: Victims’ bodies flown back home

The bodies of those who died in a plane crash in Colombia earlier this week have been repatriated to their home countries. On Friday, the remains of 64 Brazilians, five Bolivians and a Venezuelan were taken from Medellin, where the plane crashed after an apparent fuel shortage, to the Rionegro […]

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US Marine Corps lose another F/A-18 in fiery crash

October 26, 2016 6:32 pm
US Marine Corps lose another F/A-18 in fiery crash

An F/A-18 Hornet prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (File photo by US Navy) A US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet has crashed and burned at an airbase in California, raising questions about the warplane’s safety after a hike in incidents involving F/A-18s.   The […]

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Five killed as aircraft on French surveillance mission crashes in Malta

October 24, 2016 7:45 pm
Five killed as aircraft on French surveillance mission crashes in Malta

Emergency workers, firemen and policemen are seen at the site of the wreckage of a small twin engined plane which crashed shortly after takeover from Malta International Airport, killing five people, on October 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A small aircraft conducting a surveillance mission over the Mediterranean for France’s […]

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Plane crash on Malta archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea kills five

11:30 am
Plane crash on Malta archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea kills five

An airplane has crashed on the Malta archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, killing five people. The small military aircraft crashed on Monday during take-off at around 0720 (0520 GMT) at Malta’s International Airport (MIA) near the village of Luqa, near the capital port-city, Valletta. Sources said that, during take-off and while […]

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Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia, 19 passengers feared dead

October 22, 2016 7:30 am
Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia, 19 passengers feared dead

A file photo of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter Nineteen people are feared dead after a Russian helicopter crash-landed in the country’s Yamal Peninsula in northwestern Siberia. The Mi-8 transport helicopter, operated by Skol Airlines, went down with 22 people on board in the Yamal Peninsula, located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia […]

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FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

July 31, 2016 11:30 pm
FAA rejected advice before Heart of Texas Hot Air Balloon Rides crashes

Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the US Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators. The FAA rejected those recommendations. Yesterday a hot air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed in central Texas, and it appeared […]

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Korean Air jet engine catches fire on Tokyo runway

May 28, 2016 5:30 am
Korean Air jet engine catches fire on Tokyo runway

Firefighters gather near an engine of a Korean Air jet following an apparent engine fire on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Photo / AP An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport, forcing the evacuation of the plane […]

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EgyptAir Flight MS804: Searchers detect emergency signal

May 27, 2016 1:30 pm
EgyptAir Flight MS804: Searchers detect emergency signal

Egyptian search teams have detected an emergency signal from the wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, according to the lead investigator. Captain Ayman Al Moqadem said the detection of the signal by satellite could help his team locate the plane’s fuselage on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. He said the […]

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A year since doomed Germanwings flight

March 24, 2016 10:32 am
A year since doomed Germanwings flight

In a solemn day of remembrance, grieving families gathered in a French Alpine village to pay homage to loved ones a year after the co-pilot of a Germanwings plane flew the passenger jet into a mountainside, killing all 150 people aboard. Hundreds of people attended Thursday’s commemoration that began with […]

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Revealed: Russia jet crash pilots were on last flight before becoming dads

March 20, 2016 8:30 pm
Revealed: Russia jet crash pilots were on last flight before becoming dads

Captain Aristos Sokratous had recently married and his wife was expecting a son. Photo / Facebook The pilot and co-pilot of the FlyDubai flight that crashed in Russia killing all 62 on board both left behind wives who are expecting children, it has emerged. Gulf News reported that Captain Aristos Sokratous […]

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Nepal plane crash kills all 23 on board

February 25, 2016 11:00 am
Nepal plane crash kills all 23 on board

Relatives of the plane crash victim gather for the information about the crashed aircraft at the airport in Pokhara, Nepal. Photo / Getty Images Rescuers found the wreckage of a small plane carrying 23 people that crashed in bad weather into a mountain in central Nepal, police said. All on […]

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Unauthorised pilot dies after crashing plane into city building in Alaska

December 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Unauthorised pilot dies after crashing plane into city building in Alaska

  Firefighters stand near a piece of wreckage after a small plane slammed into a commercial building in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Photo / AP The pilot of a small plane that smashed into a office building in Alaska today was not authorized to fly the aircraft used in volunteer search-and-rescue […]

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