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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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easyJet plane diverts over ‘suspicious conversation’

easyJet plane diverts over ‘suspicious conversation’

A London-bound easyJet flight was diverted to Cologne Saturday evening due to a “suspicious conversation” heard on board, with passengers evacuated on emergency slides and three men arrested, German police said. The pilot of the flight from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana decided to land after passengers told flight attendants “that several men were talking about […]

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Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Yangon – Debris has been found in the sea near where a Myanmar military plane went missing with more than 100 soldiers and their families on board on Wednesday, a local official and air force source said. Navy ships and aircraft had been searching since the afternoon when the plane lost contact with air traffic […]

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Plane slides off runway after landing in Hong Kong downpour

Plane slides off runway after landing in Hong Kong downpour

Hong Kong – A China Eastern Airlines plane slid off the runway while landing at Hong Kong International Airport amid a downpour on Wednesday morning. According to the Airport Authority, flight MU765 was arriving from Nanjing on the south runway at about 10.30am when it veered off the tarmac. The Hong Kong Observatory had issued […]

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8 dead in Colombia military plane crash

8 dead in Colombia military plane crash

Bogota – Eight people died Monday when a military aircraft crashed into a hill in central Colombia, President Juan Manuel Santos said. “Our solidarity is with relatives of the victims of the plane crash of @COL_EJERCITO in Cundinamarca. Eight people lost their lives,” Santos wrote on his Twitter account. The crash occurred to the west […]

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