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Flight data recorder retrieved from wreckage of Nepal plane crash

Flight data recorder retrieved from wreckage of Nepal plane crash

Kathmandu – Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal’s capital said today. The airline and airport authorities have blamed each other in the aftermath […]

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Thieves steal RM19.5 million from Lufthansa plane in Brazil

Thieves steal RM19.5 million from Lufthansa plane in Brazil

A group of thieves stole US$5 million (RM19.5 million) in cash, which had been due to travel from Brazil to Switzerland aboard a Lufthansa jet, at a large freight airport near Sao Paulo, police said yesterday. The spectacular heist, which took place on Sunday, was completed in a matter of minutes. Authorities have yet to […]

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Two stowaways die falling from plane in Ecuador

Two stowaways die falling from plane in Ecuador

Quito – Two stowaways fell to their death yesterday from an airplane as it took off from an airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador on a flight to New York, authorities told local media. Details of the incident were sketchy with authorities not saying whether a commercial airline was involved.  Officials said the bodies of two men, […]

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Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Iran teams find wreckage of plane in Zagros mountains

Tehran – Iranian search teams found the wreckage today of a plane that went missing in the Zagros mountains two days earlier with 66 people on board, a spokesman said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran. After two days of heavy […]

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Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

Tehran – The hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran’s Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said yesterday. “With the wind intensifying, and with snow, rain and darkness, it is not possible for rescue and relief teams to reach […]

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Two bodies found at Russian plane crash site

Two bodies found at Russian plane crash site

Moscow – Two bodies have been found at the site of a Russian plane crash yesterday, an official at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said. A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow yesterday. There were 71 people on board and all of them are feared dead, the Russian authorities said. — Reuters […]

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Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people

Plane crashes near Moscow, killing 71 people

Moscow – A plane operated by Russia’s Saratov Airlines crashed near Moscow, killing all 71 people on board, news agencies said. There were 65 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane which went missing from radars less than 10 minutes after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, TASS reported.  The plane – a short-haul […]

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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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