Plane Crash: News

04 Dec 2023

Indian Air Force

Telangana: 2 pilots killed in IAF trainer aircraft crash

Two pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly died on Monday after a trainer aircraft crashed in Toopran of Medak district in Telangana.

02 Oct 2023


Indian mining mogul, son killed in Zimbabwe plane crash

Indian billionaire and mining tycoon Harpal Randhawa and his 12-year-old son Amer died in a plane crash on Friday that killed six people in Zimbabwe, reports said on Monday.

10 Jun 2023


How Colombian children survived 40-days in Amazon after plane crash 

Four children, including an infant, who survived an aircraft crash in Colombia on May 1 and spent the following 40 days in the Columbian Amazon rainforest, were rescued on Friday and flown to the capital Bogota on Saturday.

20 May 2023


Switzerland: Tourist plane crashes in Neuchatel Mountains, several dead

In a tragic incident, a tourist plane crashed in western Switzerland on Saturday morning (local time), leaving several people dead.

17 Feb 2023


Pilot's error might have caused Nepal plane crash: Investigators

A preliminary inquiry into the Yeti Airlines crash in Nepal last month, which killed 72 people onboard, including five Indians, indicates that one of the pilots made a grave mistake, leading to the crash.

15 Jan 2023


Nepal plane crash: 5 Indians among 15 foreign passengers killed

At least five Indian nationals were onboard the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed near Pokhara in Nepal on Sunday morning, Nepal Civil Aviation Authority confirmed, per NDTV.

15 Jan 2023


Nepal: Plane carrying 72 people crashes in Pokhara, all dead

A Yeti Airlines-operated passenger plane carrying 72 people crashed in Nepal's Pokhara on Sunday morning.

06 Nov 2022


Tanzania: Passenger plane crashes into Lake Victoria, rescue operations underway

A passenger plane of Precision Air on Sunday crashed into Lake Victoria in Tanzania possibly due to bad weather.

23 Oct 2022

Costa Rica

Gold's Gym owner, 5 others die in plane crash

A small plane crash in Costa Rica on Saturday reportedly killed at least six people, including the German businessman who owned Gold's Gym.

30 May 2022


Nepal plane crash: 14 bodies recovered, 'some beyond recognition'

Fourteen bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Sunday, with 22 people on board, including four Indians.

12 May 2022


Florida: After pilot falls ill, 'novice' passenger lands plane safely

A passenger with no flying experience landed a small plane safely in Florida after the pilot fell ill.

12 May 2022


Tibet Airlines' plane in China skids off runway, catches fire

China's Tibet Airlines plane with 122 people on board skidded the runway while taking off and caught fire at the Chongqing Jiangbei international airport on Thursday.

25 Mar 2022


China: Plane crash mystery deepens as evidence suggests midair breakup

One component of the Boeing 737-800 that crashed in China on Monday seems to have broken loose prior to the crash, adding to the mystery surrounding the aircraft's fatal dive, Bloomberg News has reported.

22 Mar 2022


No survivors found in crash of Chinese airliner: State broadcaster

No survivors have been found at the site where a China Eastern plane--carrying 132 people--crashed on Monday, China's state broadcaster said.

10 Oct 2021

Russia News

16 killed as plane carrying parachutists crashes in Russia

A plane carrying parachutists crashed in the Tatarstan region of Russia on Sunday.

17 Jul 2021


Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

A flight instructor was killed and a student injured when their training aircraft crashed in the Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra on Friday, an official said.

07 Jul 2021

Russia News

Russia plane crash: None of the passengers, crew members survived

Rescuers on Wednesday found bodies of victims a day after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in a remote area in Russia's Far East.

04 Jul 2021


17 dead after military plane crashes in Philippines; 40 rescued

A military plane crash-landed in the Philippines on Sunday, the chief of the armed forces said in a statement.

31 Mar 2021


Indonesia finds Sriwijaya Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials said Wednesday.

India tour of Australia: Plane crashes near Team India's hotel

A light plane crashed nearly 30 km away from Sydney Olympic Park where the Indian cricket team has been staying in Australia.

08 Aug 2020


'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror

A day after the tragic crash of an Air India Express flight in Kerala's Kozhikode, survivors recalled what happened moments before the aircraft overshot the runway and fell into a valley.

08 Aug 2020


Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

06 Feb 2020


Turkish plane breaks apart after skidding off runway; 3 dead

An aircraft crashed on the runway at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

27 Jan 2020


Passenger plane with 83 onboard crashes in Taliban-held Afghanistan area

A passenger plane crashed in the Deh Yak district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Monday.

11 Jan 2020


Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane due to 'human error'

Days after Western officials pointed fingers at Iran for the crash of a Ukrainian plane near the international airport in Tehran, the Iranian military on Saturday admitted responsibility for shooting down the aircraft.

27 Dec 2019


Kazakhstan: Plane carrying 100 crashes into building; 14 dead

In a tragic incident, a passenger aircraft carrying 100 people (95 passengers and 5 crew members) crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday.

11 Mar 2019


Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

10 Mar 2019


Twelve, including mayor and family, die in Colombia plane crash

A plane crash in Colombia killed 12 people yesterday, including a mayor and her family, the aviation and emergency services said.

19 Feb 2019


Bengaluru: Two IAF jets collide mid-air, one pilot dead

In a tragic incident, two jets of the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran aerobatics team collided mid-air over Bengaluru during rehearsals for the Aero India 2019 show that is slated to begin in the city from Wednesday.

12 Feb 2019


Rajasthan: MiG-27 crashes near Pokhran; pilot ejects safely

On Tuesday, a MiG-27 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near the Pokhran firing range after taking off for a routine training mission from Rajasthan's Jaisalmer.

28 Jan 2019

Indian Air Force

UP: IAF's Jaguar jet crashes; pilot manages to eject safely

On Monday, a Jaguar fighter plane belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Kushingar, around 322km from the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.

28 Jan 2019


Pilot smoking inside cockpit led to US-Bangla plane crash: Report

The US-Bangla Airline crash that took place in March last year and killed 51 people was the result of a smoking incident, investigations have revealed.

14 Jan 2019


Iran: Military plane hits wall, one survives among 16 crew-members

The Iranian army confirmed a Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday. The accident took place in Karaj, 40kms west of Tehran.

05 Nov 2018


Plane crashes in Canada after mid-air collision, pilot dead

The pilot of a small passenger plane died after colliding with another aircraft and crashing into a field near Ottawa, the capital of Canada, officials said.

03 Nov 2018


Lion air crash: Indonesian diver dies during search operation

An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java sea killing 189 people.

29 Oct 2018


#LionAirCrash: Pilot of ill-fated flight was from Delhi

Bhavye Suneja, a resident of New Delhi's Mayur Vihar, was the captain of the ill-fated Lion Air Flight JT-610 that crashed into the sea with 188 people on board.

29 Oct 2018


Indonesia: Aircraft carrying 188 crashes after take-off, survivors' details unknown

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger aircraft crashed soon after it took off from Indonesian capital Jakarta. The Flight JT-610 was bound for Pangkal Pinang.

01 Oct 2018

Tamil Nadu

TN: Navy's Chetak helicopter crashes during training sortie, crew safe

A Chetak CH 442 helicopter of the Indian Navy on a training sortie crash-landed at INS Rajali near Tamil Nadu's Vellore today and the crew were safe, a defense official said.

09 Sep 2018


21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan located in East-Central Africa on Sunday killing 21 people, a local official said.

04 Sep 2018

Indian Air Force

IAF's fighter jet crashes in Jodhpur; no casualties reported

A MiG-27 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Jodhpur's Banad area during a routine mission today.

03 Sep 2018


Helicopter crash kills 12 in northern Afghanistan

At least 12 people were killed, including two Ukrainians, when a helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan and foreign officials said.

13 Aug 2018


Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, were unaccounted for after a hard landing by the helicopter in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said today.

Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

In a rather unusual turn of events, an Alaska Airlines plane was stolen by a 29-year-old man from the Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington on Friday.

01 Aug 2018


Plane crashes in Mexico, all 101 on board survive

A Mexican Embraer jet with 101 people onboard crashed while taking off from Durango yesterday amid a hail storm.

30 Jul 2018


Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

Relatives of people aboard Malaysian Flight MH370 said today they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.

26 Jul 2018


Ghatkopar plane crash: Prabhu assures co-pilot's husband of fair probe

The husband of a co-pilot, who died in a plane crash at Mumbai's Ghatkopar area last month, met Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday, who assured him of a fair investigation into the incident.

21 Jul 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Mountaineers find dead soldier's body from 1968 plane-crash

A team of mountaineers in Himachal Pradesh's Dhaka Glacier base-camp stumbled upon a dead soldier's body and wrecked parts of an IAF plane, which crashed in the state's Spiti Valley 50-years-ago.

18 Jul 2018

Himachal Pradesh

IAF pilot dies in MiG-21 crash in Himachal Pradesh

A MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in Mehra Palli village in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, killing an Indian Air Force pilot, officials said.

10 Jul 2018


Air India Express plane overshoots runway in Mumbai, averts mishap

A major mishap was averted today after an Air India Express aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai-airport amid heavy rains.

29 Jun 2018


Lunch break saves 40 laborers during Mumbai plane crash

At least 40 laborers had a narrow escape as they went for their lunch break minutes before a chartered plane crashed into an under-construction building in the bustling Ghatkopar area in Mumbai yesterday.

29 Jun 2018


I'm flying in 'sick-aircraft': Mumbai plane crash victim told father

Maintenance engineer Surabhi Gupta, one of the five killed in Mumbai plane crash yesterday, had told her father over the phone that she was going to fly in a "sick aircraft".

29 Jun 2018


Mumbai crash: Brave pilots who sacrificed themselves to save hundreds

Yesterday's Mumbai crash has brought to the fore tales of heroism about the two people in charge, Chief Pilot Pradeep Rajput and Co-pilot Maria Zuberi, who saved many lives by directing the aircraft towards a vacant construction site.

28 Jun 2018


Mumbai: Chartered aircraft crashes in Ghatkopar, at least five dead

A chartered aircraft belonging to a private company crashed in the heavily populated area of Ghatkopar in Mumbai today.

26 Jun 2018

Pakistan News

Two Pak Air Force pilots killed in crash during training

Two Pakistan Air Force pilots were killed today when their training jet crashed at a Peshawar airbase during a routine mission.

11 Apr 2018


181 killed in military plane crash in Algeria

181 people died today in a military plane crash at the Boufarik military airport in Algeria, emergency services confirmed.

12 Mar 2018


Plane, carrying 67 people, crashes at Nepal's Kathmandu airport

A plane carrying about 65 people burst into flames while landing at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

12 Mar 2018


Iran: Turkish business-heiress and her friends died in plane crash

All 11 people on board a Turkish private jet were killed when it crashed into a mountain in Iran yesterday during heavy rain.

06 Mar 2018

Russia News

32 dead as Russian military plane crashes in Syria

A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia's Khmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defense ministry said in a statement.

15 Feb 2018


Two air force pilots killed in Assam aircraft crash

Two air force pilots were killed when their microlight aircraft crashed in Majuli district of Assam today.

11 Feb 2018


Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

Over 200 passengers narrowly escaped a deadly accident when two Vistara and Air India planes flying in the opposite directions missed each other by seconds.

01 Jan 2018

Costa Rica

All 12 on-board Costa Rica plane killed in crash

All 10 American travellers on-board a flight as well as two local pilots died when it crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica.

24 Nov 2017


Kiran trainer aircraft crashes in Telangana, pilot safe

An Indian Air Force trainer aircraft crashed in Telangana's Siddipet today, but the pilot is safe.

US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific Ocean

A US Navy aircraft having 11 people on board has crashed into the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Okinawa, Japan.

14 Oct 2017


Plane crashes into sea off Ivory Coast amid heavy storm

A plane has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast in West Africa moments after taking off from the Abidjan airport.

09 Oct 2017

Indian Air Force

Why were IAF crash martyrs brought back in cardboard boxes?

Three days ago, an IAF chopper crashed in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang, killing all seven military personnel on board.

28 Sep 2017


IAF trainee aircraft crashes in Telangana, pilot ejects safely

An Indian Air Force (IAF) HAL Kiran trainee aircraft has crashed in Telangana's Keesara village.

03 Aug 2017


Ukrainian pilot lands damaged plane amid hailstorm, saves over 120

A Ukrainian pilot saved the lives of over 120 people when he safely landed an Airbus A320 whose nose got severely damaged in a hailstorm right after take-off.

29 Jul 2017

Air India

Human remains likely from 50-year-old Air India crashes found

Body parts believed to belong to passengers on either of two Air India planes that crashed 50 years ago have been found in the French Alps.

06 Jul 2017


IAF's MIG-23 chopper crashes in Rajasthan's Jodhpur

A MIG-23 training chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed in Balesar area of Rajasthan's Jodhpur district. More details aren't yet known.

10 Jun 2017


Badrinath: Helicopter carrying pilgrims crashes; one killed

A helicopter with five pilgrims on board crashed soon after taking off from the Himalayan shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand.

25 May 2017


Maharashtra CM's chopper crash lands in Latur

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had a close call when his chopper crash landed in Maharashtra. The incident took place at Nilanga in Latur, Maharashtra.