Aviation accidents and incidents

Indonesian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Yudo Margin shows the recovered cockpit voice recorder of Lion Air flight 610 that crashed into the sea in October during a press conference on board of the navy ship KRI Spica in the waters off Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder in a possible boost to the accident investigation. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
January 14, 2019 - 3:39 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said Monday, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, a French Mirage 2000D jet fighter takes off from Ovda airbase near Eilat, southern Israel, during the 2017 Blue Flag exercise. A French fighter jet carrying two pilots has disappeared from radar screens near the Swiss border. A French air force spokeswoman said the Mirage 2000D was last detected Wednesday in a snow-covered mountainous area between the Doubs and Jura regions (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
January 10, 2019 - 4:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — After a two-day search for a missing fighter jet, French military authorities said Thursday the pilot and a navigator were killed when the plane disappeared during a training flight. The Mirage 2000D vanished from radar Wednesday while flying in a snowstorm near the Swiss border. More...
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January 03, 2019 - 3:32 am
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian military says that an air force helicopter crashed in combat, as fighting raged against Boko Haram extremists for control of the strategic northeastern town of Baga. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola tweeted that the helicopter crash occurred Wednesday. He said...
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FILE -- In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo a building of the Hannover airport is pictured in Hannover, Germany. Flights have been suspended at Hannover airport in central Germany after a man tried to drive onto the facility’s apron. News agency dpa reported that federal police said the man, who was in a Polish-registered car, was detained on Saturday afternoon. (Holger Hollemann/dpa via AP, file)
December 29, 2018 - 3:36 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A man drove a car through the security perimeter at Hannover Airport in northern Germany on Saturday, police said, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours. Police alleged the man was under the influence of drugs when he drove the Poland-registered car through...
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December 29, 2018 - 1:44 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern area of the United Arab Emirates. The state-run WAM news agency says the crash took place during a rescue mission at around 5:50 p.m...
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Slovenia's Klemen Kosi not seen in the picture is carried by an helicopter to be transferred to an hospital after crashing during a ski World Cup Men's Downhill in Bormio, Italy, Friday, Dec.28, 2018. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
December 28, 2018 - 7:34 am
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course and tumbled through two layers of safety netting before coming to a stop. His...
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** FILE ** A Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) rebel walks by the the site of a April 6 plane crash which killed Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana in this May 23, 1994 file photo in Kigali. French authorities have dropped a sensitive, long-running investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Several people close to Rwanda's current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation in the case. The cause of the crash has been a contentious issue. The plane had a French crew, and Rwanda has long accused France of complicity in the genocide, which France denies. (AP Photo/Jean Marc Bouju)
December 26, 2018 - 8:04 am
PARIS (AP) — French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda's 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Several people close to Rwanda's current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation. Rwanda's government denounced the probe...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2010 file photo, Rafael Moreno Valle, candidate of the "Compromiso por Puebla" party coalition, flashes two thumbs up after casting his vote during state elections in Puebla, Mexico. Moreno Valle, who went on to win the 2010 gubernatorial race, died in what local media are reporting as a helicopter crash on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, along with his wife Martha Erika Alonso, who is currently the governor of Puebla. (AP Photo/Joel Merino, File)
December 24, 2018 - 9:21 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A husband-and-wife political power couple who were the current and ex-governors of the central Mexican state of Puebla died in a Christmas Eve helicopter crash, officials announced. Mexico's political class was stunned by the deaths of Gov. Martha Erika Alonso and ex-Gov. Rafael...
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December 15, 2018 - 9:35 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's military says a Ukrainian air force pilot has died when his Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet crashed while attempting to land at a base in the northern region of Zhytomyr. The Ukrainian General Staff wrote on its Facebook page that the plane went down Saturday during a routine...
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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flies over rescue boats at the scene of plane crash off Honolulu, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Hawker Hunter jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu's airport. A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guard who was participating in a military exercise survived after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu, authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
December 13, 2018 - 12:56 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Air National Guard civilian contractor was in serious condition Wednesday after his plane crashed off the coast of Honolulu during a military exercise, authorities said. The pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet ejected safely from the plane, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam said in...
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