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Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

Ankara – A plane with 168 people aboard skidded off a runway onto a seaside cliff after landing at an airport in northern Turkey at the weekend, but no one was injured in what one passenger called a “miracle.” The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara bound for Trabzon, where […]

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Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on plane

Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on plane

Federal authorities in Michigan arrested a 34-year-old man after a woman said that he sexually assaulted her on an overnight flight when she fell asleep next to him. The man, Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who prosecutors said is an Indian national living in the United States on a temporary visa, was charged with aggravated sexual abuse and […]

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Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 US citizens

Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 US citizens

San Jose – A plane crash in Costa Rica on Sunday killed 10 US citizens and two local pilots, the Costa Rican government said. The cause of the crash was not yet known, the country’s security ministry said. It took place in the mountainous area of Punta Islita, which is popular with tourists, in the […]

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Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing

Taiwan grounds Mirage jets after plane goes missing

Taipei – Taiwan’s air force said Wednesday it has grounded all its Mirage jets as it searched for a pilot who went missing while conducting a training mission in one of the French-made fighters. The single-seat Mirage-2000 flown by Captain Ho Tzu-yu disappeared from the radar at 6.43pm (1043 GMT) on Tuesday off the northeast […]

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4 dead as plane crashes on take off from the Ivory Coast

4 dead as plane crashes on take off from the Ivory Coast

Four people have been killed when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed in the sea near the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city during a thunderstorm. Six more passengers were injured – two seriously – in the crash which left the broken into several pieces after coming to a rest near the beach. Rescuers were […]

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Two passenger planes clip wings on Toronto tarmac, no one hurt

Two passenger planes clip wings on Toronto tarmac, no one hurt

Montreal – A Canadian and a Polish passenger jet clipped wings on the ground at a Toronto airport, causing “serious” damage but no casualties, a spokesman for Air Canada confirmed Sunday. The Polish plane, operated by the LOT airline, was on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport late Saturday when it was struck by an […]

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Maduro offers official plane to blocked Venezuelan athletes

Maduro offers official plane to blocked Venezuelan athletes

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday offered his official plane to national athletes who have had to forfeit competitions abroad because of lack of commercial flights out of their crisis-hit country. “If they can’t manage (flights) because of saboteurs, the presidential plane is available for the national teams to take them wherever in the world,” […]

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Australia police release man in plane ‘terror plot’ probe

Australia police release man in plane ‘terror plot’ probe

Sydney – One of four men held in Australia over an alleged plot to blow up a plane has been released without charge, police said Wednesday, with his lawyer calling it “a tough few days”. The 50-year-old, named by his lawyer as Adbul Merhi, was arrested after five homes were raided on Saturday, which sparked […]

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Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas

Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas

Sydney – Four men accused of plotting to bring down a plane planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer, reports said Monday, with Australian officials calling preparations “advanced”. The men – reportedly two Lebanese-Australian fathers and their sons – were arrested in raids across Sydney on Saturday evening. […]

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Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least five killed – reports

Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least five killed – reports

Washington – A US military aircraft has crashed in the US state of Mississippi, killing at least five people, US media reported Monday. The US Marine Corps C-130, a refueling plane, crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line, the Clarion-Ledger reported. It cited Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson as the source of the information. […]

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