Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Hassan Shadkhou sits in his Toronto apartment next to a photo of his wife, Sheyda, on Tuesday February 4, 2020. Sheyda Shadkhou was killed along with 175 others when her plane crashed minutes after take off in Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young The husband of one of the victims who died … Continue reading Husband of Iran plane crash victim seeks answers, justice from investigation

Malaysia Airlines: A history of ups and downs

Malaysia Airlines Berhad, colloquially known as Malaysia Airlines, is Malaysia’s flag carrier. The airline has been struggling for the past few years following several incidents involving one missing flight (MH370) and another being shot down over eastern Ukraine (MH17). Now, Malaysia Airlines - wholly owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund company … Continue reading Malaysia Airlines: A history of ups and downs

Families of MH17 victims prepare to go to Europe for trial

Before retired Wollongong teachers Carol and Michael Clancy departed on their first holiday in Europe in 2014, they left their trip schedule with family to let them know where they would be. The last entry of their schedule read: "Home sweet home." They never made it home. They were among 298 passengers and crew killed … Continue reading Families of MH17 victims prepare to go to Europe for trial

District Court of The Hague: One of suspects ready to stand trial on MH17 case

At least one of the suspects in the MH17 downing probe is ready to stand trial. The relevant information has been reported by the District Court of The Hague However, the court did not disclose the name of the suspect. At the same time, according to de Rechtspraak, the website that is managed under the … Continue reading District Court of The Hague: One of suspects ready to stand trial on MH17 case

ECHR refuses to consider complaint of MH17 ex-witness Tsemakh

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the complaint of Volodymyr Tsemakh, the ex-witness in MH17 case, and refused in the ban of his extradition to the Netherlands. “We are disappointed with the ECHR decision to reject our request for the approval of interim measure, which would allow to ban the extradition of Tsemakh … Continue reading ECHR refuses to consider complaint of MH17 ex-witness Tsemakh

Two injured after Iran passenger plane lands on runway

An aging Iranian passenger airliner carrying 144 people crash-landed on a runway and skidded onto a major highway next to an airport Monday, the latest crash in the Islamic Republic as U.S. sanctions bar it from parts or new aircraft. Authorities said two people suffered injuries in the hard landing of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 … Continue reading Two injured after Iran passenger plane lands on runway

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors. Bryant, a five-time … Continue reading Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Tree American firefighters killed in Australia plane crash identified

The three Americans who died fighting an Australian bushfire from the air have been identified by their employer, Oregon-based Coulson Aviation. The three are 44-year-old Capt. Ian McBeth of Great Falls, Montana, who was piloting the downed C-130 plane; First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson, age 42, of Buckeye, Arizona; and 43-year-old Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan … Continue reading Tree American firefighters killed in Australia plane crash identified

Opinion: Why Governments Must Decide When Not To Fly

by Mark Zee Until Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down just before dawn in Tehran on Jan. 8, the tempting narrative was that the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 was a black swan event. Iran’s acknowledgment that it shot down PS752 removes that doubt and painfully validates our 5.5 years … Continue reading Opinion: Why Governments Must Decide When Not To Fly

Maria Zakharova: Dutch foreign minister’s speculations over plane crash in Iran impermissible

Russian news agency Tass published a statement of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova about the MH17 case. She said, that Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok’s attempts at drawing parallels between the MH17 disaster over Donbass in 2014 and the loss of Ukraine’s passenger liner near Tehran on January 8 this year for advancing biased … Continue reading Maria Zakharova: Dutch foreign minister’s speculations over plane crash in Iran impermissible