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  • 8 killed as plane reportedly carrying medical supplies crashes in the Philippines

    03/29/2020 9:21:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    cnn ^ | 03/29/2020 | Jinky Jorgio, Mitchell McCluskey, Ivan Watson and Rebecca Wright,
    A Tokyo-bound plane crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines capital city of Manila on Sunday, killing all eight on board, airport personnel told CNN. All passengers on board Lion Air Flight RPC 5880 died after the plane caught fire as it was taking off from the airport, according to Manila's International Airport Authority.
  • After first 737 Max crash, why did Boeing’s pilot warning fail to stop second plane from going down?

    03/10/2020 3:13:13 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 48 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 9, 2020 | Alan Levin
    Eight days after a Boeing Co. 737 Max went down in the Java Sea, killing all aboard, the planemaker issued a worldwide warning to pilots identifying the malfunction that triggered the crash. The bulletin, which was followed almost immediately by a similar notice from U.S. regulators, listed the symptoms cockpit crews faced in such an emergency and explained how to counteract it. News reports described the problem. Yet less than five months later a second 737 Max went down, slamming into a field in Ethiopia, after suffering the same malfunction. As the one-year anniversary of that crash approaches, many questions...
  • Obama was briefed immediately about deathof British ex-pat Neil Heywood, whose...(PlaneShotDown)

    04/22/2012 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Hazel Knowles, Alex Gore
    US President Barack Obama was told of the alleged murder of British businessman Neil Heywood before foreign secretary William Hague. The president was briefed about the 41-year-old's suspected poisoning within hours of Chinese police chief Wang Lijun walking into a US consulate to tell officials he was murdered. The decision to inform the President so soon after the killing of a British citizen overseas so soon after it happened was described as 'almost unprecedented'. John Tkacik, who worked for the US state department in China for 20 years told The Sunday Telegraph: 'This was a very high official with extraordinary...
  • Accident: Pegasus B738 at Istanbul on Feb 5th 2020, overran runway, impacted wall, broke up

    02/05/2020 3:48:31 PM PST · by the_daug · 32 replies
    The Aviation Herald ^ | created Wednesday, Feb 5th 2020 16:07Z, last updated Wednesday, Feb 5th 2020 20:46Z | By Simon Hradecky
    Accident: Pegasus B738 at Istanbul on Feb 5th 2020, overran runway, impacted wall, broke up A Pegasus Boeing 737-800, registration TC-IZK performing flight PC-2193 from Izmir to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (Turkey) with 177 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Sabiha Gokcen's runway 06 at 18:20L (15:20Z) but overran the end of the runway, impacted the airport perimeter wall and broke into three parts about 170 meters/550 feet past the runway end. An engine, that had separated, caught fire. As of current rescue and recovery works are in progress, the engine fire was quickly extinguished. One occupant died, 157 people were...
  • French experts to play role in Iran air crash probe

    01/10/2020 2:59:18 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01.10.2020 | Reporting by Tim Hepher; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Giles Elgood
    PARIS (Reuters) - France’s BEA air accident agency said on Friday it would be involved in the investigation into a Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran. “We have been notified of the event by Iran and we have designated an accredited representative to the safety investigation...,” a BEA spokesman said. “No further assistance has been requested at this point in time”, he added. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said earlier France was ready to contribute to the probe into Wednesday’s crash, which killed all 176 people aboard.
  • Video Shows Ukrainian Airliner Being Hit Over Iran

    01/09/2020 12:18:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Jan. 9, 2020 | Christiaan Triebert, Malachy Browne, Sarah Stein Kerr and Ainara Tiefenthäler
    The New York Times has obtained video that shows the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran.
  • Ukrainian jet that crashed in Tehran 'WAS hit by an Iranian missile in what was likely an accident, Pentagon and US intelligence officials say'

    01/09/2020 9:09:53 AM PST · by dead · 115 replies
    The Ukrainian Airlines flight which crashed in Tehran killing 176 people on Wednesday was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile system, Pentagon and US intelligence officials believe. Three security officials said that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was struck by a Russia-built Tor-M1 surface-to-air missile system as it left Tehran on the way to Kiev, according to Newsweek. Two of the officials said the aircraft was likely targeted by mistake by Iranian missile systems that were active on Wednesday night as Iran launched rockets at two US basis in Iraq, waiting for a possible counter-strike. The plane, a Boeing...
  • Ukrainian plane carrying 180 crashes in Iran

    01/07/2020 7:35:06 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 212 replies
    BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 180 people crashes near Tehran - local media
  • Iranian Claims To Take Photo Of Missile Part Near Ukrainian Plane That Crashed Today (Photos)

    01/08/2020 5:04:39 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 81 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.08.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    The crash of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people in Iran touched off mourning Wednesday in both Ukraine and Canada — where many of the victims were from or were headed — and raised a host of questions about what went wrong. But U.S. intelligence officials said there was no immediate evidence it was shot down. This morning Iran refused to turn over the black box from the downed plane. Iran will not give the black box of the crashed Ukrainian airliner to planemaker Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organization was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Ali...
  • More on that Ukrainian passenger jet that went down in Iran last night: "Planes don't just blow up in mid air"

    01/08/2020 11:31:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2020 | John Sexton
    There was a plane crash last night in Iran which killed 176 people. The crash happened just a couple hours after the Iranian attack on Iraqi bases where Americans are stationed. Iranian state TV attributed the crash of the Ukrainian airliner to mechanical problems, however, the NY Times is now reporting that aviation experts arenÂ’t so sure. The alleged sequence of events, and a video of the crash raise questions about whether this might have been an attack of some kind: Though the evidence remained sketchy, aviation experts said that what was known indicated that the plane could have been...
  • Iran Refuses To Hand Over Black Box From Crashed Ukrainian Airliner

    01/08/2020 2:32:00 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 33 replies ^ | Jan 08, 2020
    Iran is refusing to hand over the black box of the crashed Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Boeing, the head of Tehran’s civil aviation organisation was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Ali Abedzadeh also said it was not clear which country Iran would send the box to so that its data could be analysed, semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Ukraine's Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement.
  • Boeing says gathering more information about reported 737 crash in Iran

    01/07/2020 9:04:45 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | David Shepardson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co said it was aware of media reports regarding a plane crash in Iran and was gathering more information.
  • LSU OC Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law dies in plane crash

    12/28/2019 2:09:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/28/2019 | Mark Schlabach
    LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger's daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, was one of five people killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday. McCord, a sideline reporter and sports talk radio host covering the New Orleans Pelicans, Saints and other sports, was traveling on a private plane to Atlanta to watch No. 1 LSU play No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Her husband, Steve Ensminger Jr., was already in Atlanta. His father is coaching the Peach Bowl. LSU coach Ed Orgeron told ESPN's Holly Rowe, "Our thoughts and prayers out to him....
  • 9 dead in plane crash in South Dakota

    11/30/2019 8:29:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    abc ^ | 11/30/2019 | Justin Doom
    The plane [Pilatus PC-12]had embarked shortly before noon from Chamberlain, South Dakota, and crashed about a mile southwest of there, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. Maule Rossow said at the time of the crash weather conditions included "strong winds and snow." FAA investigators are traveling to the site, and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will manage the investigation.
  • 6 hurt in B-17 WWII plane crash at Bradley Airport

    10/02/2019 9:44:19 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 70 replies
    Eye Witness News 3 ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Rob Polansky
    WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) - A vintage WWII plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks on Wednesday morning and caused a large fire. Six patients were brought to Hartford Hospital, the hospital said. The Life Star emergency helicopter confirmed that it was transporting one of them.
  • At least 2 killed when World War II-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport

    10/02/2019 9:30:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 2, 2019 | By Lee Brown and Yaron Steinbuch
    A World War II-era bomber crashed in a giant fireball while trying to land in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, killing at least two people, injuring several others and sending giant plumes of smoke rising from Bradley International Airport. The B-17 owned by the Collings Foundation — a group that hosts regular historical re-enactments — crashed into a shed while trying to land at the airport in Windsor Locks about 10 a.m., witnesses told the Hartford Courant. The civilian-registered Flying Fortress was taking part in the group’s “Wings of Freedom” vintage aircraft display at Bradley, New England’s second-busiest airport...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on board plane that crashed in Tennessee, reports say

    08/15/2019 2:05:46 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 112 replies
    WSOCTV TV ^ | 08/16//2019Dale Jr | Wsoctv
    ELIZABETHTON, TN - Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was on a plane that crashed at an airport in Tennessee Thursday afternoon, WJHL reported. Officials said the private plane rolled off the end of the runway after landing at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. It then caught fire.
  • At Least 12 Killed as Pakistani Military Plane Crashes During Routine Training Flight

    07/29/2019 5:26:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 03:17 30.07.2019(updated 03:20 30.07.2019)
    At Least 12 Killed as Pakistani Military Plane Crashes During Routine Training - Reports © Sputnik / 03:17 30.07.2019(updated 03:20 30.07.2019) MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 12 people, including two pilots and three crew, were killed and 12 other injured after a small plane of the Pakistan Army Aviation crashed in the Rawalpindi city of Pakistan's Punjab province during a routine training flight, local media reported on Tuesday. Shortly after, a massive fire broke out at the crash site near the Rabi Center shopping mall, engulfing several houses and leaving at least 12 people injured, the News International newspaper reported,...
  • 10 killed in plane crash at Addison Airport

    06/30/2019 4:31:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 23 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | 06/30/2019 | Staff
    The medical examiner has confirmed that 10 people were killed when a plane crashed into a hangar and started a fire at the Addison Municipal Airport Sunday morning. According to Addison officials, the plane experienced some sort of failure during takeoff before crashing into an unoccupied hangar just after 9 a.m. The airport was closed for about 45 minutes after the crash as firefighters worked to put out the flames that broke out because of the crash. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air was destroyed by the fire. Authorities say all 10 on board...
  • What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

    06/19/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 17, 2019 | WILLIAM LANGEWIESCHE
    Mike Exner, a prominent member of the Independent Group, has studied the radar data extensively. He believes that during the turn, the airplane climbed up to 40,000 feet, which was close to its limit. Exner believes the reason for the climb was to accelerate the effects of depressurizing the airplane, causing the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin. The cockpit, by contrast, was equipped with four pressurized-oxygen masks linked to hours of supply. Zaharie was often lonely and sad. His wife had moved out, and was living in the family’s second house. By his own admission to...