Plane Crash

Boeing 737 crash in Kazan, Russia kills all 50 on board

Investigators and Russian Emergencies Ministry members work at the site of a Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 crash at Kazan airport on Monday. Photo: Reuters

A Boeing 737 jetliner crashed and burst into flames Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard in the latest in a string of deadly crashes across the country.

Monday, 18 November, 2013, 6:22pm 1 comment

Crash course for Chinese planes in Indonesia and Myanmar

The damaged Merpati plane is the latest casualty of Indonesia's burgeoning aviation industry. Photo: AFP

Chinese-made Xian MA60 twin turboprop planes were involved in two landing mishaps yesterday.

There were no deaths or serious injuries in either crash.

11 Jun 2013 - 2:24am

Lion Air jet crashes into the sea off Bali, but all aboard survive

The broken body of the Lion Air plane lies on the water after missing the runway in Bali. Photo: Reuters

Passengers last night told of their chaos and terror as an Indonesian airliner missed the runway in Bali, landed in the sea and broke in two.

None of the more than 100 passengers on board the jet, operated by Indonesian airline Lion Air, was killed, but 45 were treated for injuries.

14 Apr 2013 - 8:30am 4 comments

Embarrassment for PLA as photos of fatal military air crash emerge on Weibo

The wreckage of the fighter plane is englufed by flames after it crashed on mudflats. Photo: SCMP Pictures

The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) said a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter plane crashed on mudflats in Rongcheng city, Shandong province, during a drill, on Sunday afternoon, according to Xinhua.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:52pm 7 comments

Briefs, January 29, 2013

Ben Affleck with his award for 'Argo' at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters

Radio show that staged royal hoax scrapped

29 Jan 2013 - 7:05am

Briefs, January 27, 2013

A boat washed up onto rocks in Queensland. Photo: Reuters

Unidentified attackers blew up Yemen's main oil pipeline, forcing the country to shut down one of its most lucrative sources of income. A government source said production was halted after a device placed under the pipeline exploded. 

27 Jan 2013 - 5:09am

No survivors in plane crash in Antarctica

Search helicopters have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in Antarctica carrying three Canadians.

Search crews said they were not able to land at the site but that nobody could have survived the crash.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:59pm

Four dead as Russian plane crashes into motorway

Russian police investigators and emergency services teams work at the Tu-204 jet crash site. Photo: AFP

Four crew were killed on Saturday when a Russian airliner crashed into a motorway and broke up into three pieces after overshooting the runway at an international Moscow airport.

30 Dec 2012 - 12:16am

Christmas Day plane crash in Myanmar kills 2, but 70 survive

A man surveys the burnt wreck of the plane that crashed near Myanmar's Heho airport. Photo: AFP

Survivors of a crash landing in Myanmar on Christmas Day recounted fleeing the burning plane as smoke filled the cabin after the airliner came down in a field short of the runway.

27 Dec 2012 - 2:58am

Kazakhstan military plane crash kills all 27 on board

Kazakhstan An-72 military transport jet, the same model as the plane crashed yesterday near Shymkent. Photo: AFP

All 27 people on board a Kazakh military jet that crashed while carrying the Central Asian state's top border guard officials have died, the state security service said yesterday.

The victims included the acting head of the Kazakh federal border service Turganbek Stambekov and his wife.

27 Dec 2012 - 3:57am

Two dead, 11 hurt in Myanmar plane crash landing

Black smoke billows from the crash site near Heho airport. Photo: EPA

A Myanmar passenger jet packed with foreign tourists crash-landed and burst into flames in a field in eastern Shan state, killing at least two people and injuring 11 others, officials said.

Black smoke was seen billowing from the charred wreckage of the Air Bagan aircraft, which came down on Tuesday near Heho airport – the gateway to the popular tourist destination of Inle Lake.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Human error caused fatal Sukhoi Superjet crash, report says

Russian Alexander Yablontsev (left) was flying the plane when it crashed. Photo: AFP

Indonesian investigators yesterday blamed pilot error for the deadly crash in May of a new Sukhoi Superjet, post-Soviet Russia's first passenger plane, which slammed into a volcano during a promotional flight.

The flight, with a veteran pilot at the controls, was planned as a 40-minute joy ride to showcase the new Russian plane to prospective buyers in Indonesia.

19 Dec 2012 - 4:27am

Four injured as fighter jet crashes in Shantou

An injured person is carried away from the crash site. Photo: Sina Weibo

A Chinese fighter jet crashed in a southern Chinese city of Shantou on Tuesday, sparking a fire that injured at least four people, reports said.

4 Dec 2012 - 9:45pm

Continental cleared of crime over Concorde crash

Air France Concorde flight 4590 takes off with fire trailing from its engine on the left wing from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on July 25, 2000. The plane crashed shortly after take-off, killing all the 109 people aboard and four others on the ground.

A French court on Thursday cleared Continental Airlines of any crime over the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde but upheld a ruling that the US airline bore civil responsibility for the disaster.

29 Nov 2012 - 11:13pm

Briefs, October 8, 2012

French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with a Jewish leader. Photo: AFP

Venezuelans go to polls in tough test for Chavez

8 Oct 2012 - 4:39am