Aviation accidents and incidents

August 05, 2018 - 8:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a propeller plane in the Swiss Alps (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Swiss police say all 20 people aboard an old-time propeller plane were killed when the aircraft crashed into a mountainside in southeast Switzerland. The Swiss news website 20min.ch quoted...
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August 04, 2018 - 3:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A small plane crashed Saturday into a forest in central Switzerland, killing a local family of four who had just taken off for France, police said. In a separate incident, another plane crashed in the country's southeast, but there was no immediate information on casualties. Police in...
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August 04, 2018 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — The famed jet boat Bluebird has returned to the water for the first time since a 1967 crash that killed pilot Donald Campbell during a world speed-record attempt. Watched by Campbell's daughter Gina Campbell, the restored Bluebird was lowered Saturday into Loch Fad on Scotland's Isle...
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In this image made video, smoke rises from a crash side of a Russian helicopter Mi-8 crashed shortly after takeoff in Vankor, above the Arctic Circle in Siberia, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia on Saturday, killing all 18 people aboard. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load being carried by another helicopter that had taken off from the same pad in Vankor, above the Arctic Circle about 2,600 kilometers (1600 miles) northeast of Moscow. The second helicopter was undamaged and landed safely, the committee said. (@CHP.KRAS via AP)
August 04, 2018 - 10:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the...
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers attend airline passengers who survived a plane crash, as they walk away from the crash site in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 8:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An aviation expert says passengers in plane crashes like Tuesday's Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to more robust aircraft construction. Air safety investigator Adrian Young, from the Netherlands-based consultancy To70, said...
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 3:46 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft. Passengers expressed gratitude to be alive, but many...
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In this photo released by Red Cross Durango communications office, Red Cross workers and rescue workers carry an injured person on a stretcher, right, as airline workers, left, walk away from the site where an Aeromexico airliner crashed in a field near the airport in Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm, smacking down in a field nearly intact then catching fire, and officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. (Red Cross Durango via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 9:33 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico's northern state of Durango (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The governor of Mexico's Durango state says authorities have confirmed that all passengers and crew survived when a plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the...
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Rescue workers and firefighters are seen at the site where an Aeromexico airliner has suffered an "accident" in a field near the airport of Durango, Mexico, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Civil Defense Office of Durango Photo via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 8:16 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Aeromexico jetliner crashed while taking off during a severe storm in northern Mexico on Tuesday, smacking down in a field nearly intact before catching fire, though officials said it appeared everyone on board escaped the flames. Durango state Gov. Jose Aispuro initially...
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In this April 11, 2016, photo, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, shows a statement to the media during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The civil aviation chief said Tuesday, July 31, 2018, he resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Flight 370's disappearance four years ago. (AP Photo)
July 31, 2018 - 6:35 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation chief said Tuesday he has resigned to take responsibility after an independent investigative report highlighted shortcomings in the air traffic control center during Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's disappearance four years ago. The report...
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Sarah Nor, the mother of Norliakmar Hamid, a passenger on missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, cries after she attended a briefing on the final investigation report on missing flight MH370 in Putrajaya, Monday, July 30, 2018. Malaysia issues a safety investigation report with detail analysis after a renewed search by a private U.S. firm for missing Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean ended two months ago without finding the wreckage. The plane disappeared in March, 2014 with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 30, 2018 - 6:30 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released Monday, more than four years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, highlighted shortcomings in the government's response and raised the possibility of "intervention by a third party." The report, prepared...
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