Aviation accidents and incidents

December 04, 2018 - 6:12 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian military says that one of its combat jets has crashed, killing both pilots. Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said that a Su-25 two-seat aircraft crashed during a regular training mission Tuesday. It said the plane took off from Gyumri and crashed...
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FILE - In this May 19, 1953, file photo, Dag Hammarskjold, recently appointed secretary general of the United Nations who is on a visit to Sweden, smokes his pipe at a press conference held at the Foreign Office in Stockholm. The U.N. legal chief says new information has been received that could shed light on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed Hammarskjold on a peace mission to newly independent Congo. Miguel de Serpa Soares told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Dec, 3, 2018, that the information comes from intelligence, security and defense archives and other sources. (AP Photo, File)
December 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New information has been received that could shed light on the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold on a peace mission to then newly independent Congo, the U.N. legal chief said Monday. Miguel de Serpa Soares told the General Assembly...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 29, 2018 - 6:02 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Investigators of the Oct. 29 crash of a Lion Air flight into the Java Sea say the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft was deemed airworthy when it made its final takeoff from Jakarta. The officials summoned reporters Thursday to clarify comments made at a news conference the day...
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November 28, 2018 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's private jet, an instantly recognizable Boeing 757 used during his campaign, was caught up in a quintessential New York City traffic mishap at LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday: a fender bender while someone else was trying to park. A corporate jet maneuvering...
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National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo holds a model of an airplane during a press conference on the committee's preliminary findings on their investigation on the crash of Lion Air flight 610, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Black box data collected from their crashed Boeing 737 MAX 8 show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control as the aircraft's automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a preliminary investigation into last month's disaster. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
November 28, 2018 - 5:14 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pilots fought against an automated system that pitched a Boeing jetliner's nose down repeatedly because of a faulty sensor until they finally lost control and plunged into the Java Sea last month, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. At a news conference, safety...
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Leicester City Vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the son of deceased owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, left, shakes hands and talks with Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess The Duke of Cambridge, as they view tributes to those who were killed in an helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club's King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire owner of Premier League team Leicester City was among five people who died after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from the soccer field on Saturday Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Arthur Edwards)
November 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate have paid tribute to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died with him in an Oct. 27 helicopter crash outside the soccer team's stadium. Vichai's family welcomed them Wednesday to a tribute site covered with flowers. Kate left a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, members of the National Transportation Safety Committee lift a box containing the flight data recorder from a crashed Lion Air jet onboard a rescue ship anchored in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia. Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of their Boeing jet as an automatic safety system in the aircraft repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a draft of a preliminary report by Indonesian officials who are looking into the deadly crash. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago, File)
November 27, 2018 - 11:02 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Black box data show Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of a Boeing jet as its automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane's nose down, according to a draft of a preliminary report by Indonesian authorities investigating last month's deadly crash. The...
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Firefighters and security members work after a military helicopter with five soldiers on board crashed in an Istanbul neighborhood on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, killing four of them, officials said. The fifth soldier was rushed to a hospital with injuries. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the helicopter, which was on a training flight, hit the roof of a building and crashed in between apartment blocks in Istanbul's Sancaktepe neighborhood, on the Asian side of the city that straddles two continents.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
November 26, 2018 - 6:28 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Four Turkish soldiers died while another was fighting for life after their helicopter crashed Monday into a residential area of Istanbul. Even though the helicopter struck a four-storey building before crashing, there were no civilian casualties, according to the state-run Anadolu...
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November 24, 2018 - 7:22 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. military said Saturday that a service member has been killed in Afghanistan, while in a separate incident two Afghan soldiers died when their helicopter went down. The brief U.S. military statement did not provide further details on the soldier's identity or the...
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November 22, 2018 - 8:05 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two of Poland's most famous foes, former President Lech Walesa, and the country's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, faced off in court Thursday, exchanging wry comments. Kaczynski, the powerful head of the ruling Law and Justice party, is suing Walesa for blaming him in...
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