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Turkish plane breaks apart after skidding off runway; 3 dead

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Kazakhstan: Plane carrying 100 crashes into building; 14 dead

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

28 Jan 2019

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Airplane engine falls apart mid-flight; passengers offered complimentary breakfast

04 Dec 2018

Airplane engine falls apart mid-flight; passengers offered complimentary breakfast

Death is inevitable and can hit you anytime.

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

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.

Lion air crash: Indonesian diver dies during search operation

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

01 Oct 2018

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.

21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

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.

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

04 Sep 2018

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.

Helicopter crash kills 12 in northern Afghanistan

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.

Tajikistan: 16 people feared dead in helicopter hard landing

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

11 Aug 2018

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.

Plane crashes in Mexico, all 101 on board survive

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

21 Jul 2018

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.

IAF pilot dies in MiG-21 crash in Himachal Pradesh

18 Jul 2018

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.

Air India Express plane overshoots runway in Mumbai, averts mishap

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.

Lunch break saves 40 laborers during Mumbai plane crash

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.

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

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".

Mumbai crash: Brave pilots who sacrificed themselves to save hundreds

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.

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

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.

Two Pak Air Force pilots killed in crash during training

26 Jun 2018

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.

181 killed in military plane crash in Algeria

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.

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

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.

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

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.

32 dead as Russian military plane crashes in Syria

06 Mar 2018

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.

Search continues for missing Iran plane amid blizzard, rain, fog

19 Feb 2018

Search continues for missing Iran plane amid blizzard, rain, fog

Despite blizzard conditions, thick fog, snow and rain, rescue continued for Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, which disappeared from radar 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran and is believed to have crashed in the Zagros mountains.

Plane with over 60 people onboard crashes in Iran

18 Feb 2018

Plane with over 60 people onboard crashes in Iran

A plane carrying about 66 people has crashed in the Zagros Mountains near the central Iranian town of Semirom, reports said.

Two air force pilots killed in Assam aircraft crash

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.