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

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

Lessons have not been learned…

Europe’s pilots are shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of Ukrainian Airlines flight PS752 in Iran and the killing of all 176 people on board. This comes only a few years after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), in 2014. It is tragic proof that some lessons from MH17 on flying into … Continue reading Lessons have not been learned…

Evening Bird: A poem dedicated to the lives lost on flight PS752

Dearly to the sun, your serpentine fins embraced bluffs, tripped the morosely linking earth & the heavens with howling wings. You became lines of sun-split stanzas & warped seas underneath you. You hoot ecstatic stunts, ‘everyone deserved a sunbath.’                                                                                                 You didn’t have enough sleep, you ne’er dreamt. You imitated a night-disciple; zombied your hands over … Continue reading Evening Bird: A poem dedicated to the lives lost on flight PS752

The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752

A Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. In total, 82 Iranians and 63 Canadians were on board the Kyiv-bound Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said. There were also 11 victims - including nine crew members - from Ukraine, … Continue reading The victims of Ukraine Flight PS752

Iran plane crash: burning Boeing was trying to turn back, say Tehran investigators

The crew of the Ukrainian plane that crashed, killing all 176 people on board, never made a radio call for help and were trying to turn back to the airport when the plane went down, Iranian investigators have said. The three-year-old jet, which had its last scheduled maintenance on Monday, encountered a technical problem shortly … Continue reading Iran plane crash: burning Boeing was trying to turn back, say Tehran investigators

Boeing faces more trouble after crash of a Ukrainian 737 jet in Iran

Another tragic airline crash Wednesday could cause more problems for Boeing. A three-year old Boeing 737-800 jet operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed soon after takeoff from Tehran's international airport early Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. Iranian aviation authorities have begun an investigation. An early report from Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA blamed … Continue reading Boeing faces more trouble after crash of a Ukrainian 737 jet in Iran

Plane crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019

The number of people killed in crashes of large commercial planes fell by more than 50% in 2019, according to an aviation industry study. Last year 257 fatalities were recorded, compared to 534 in 2018, according to aviation consultancy To70. That's despite the high-profile Boeing 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March. The decrease follows … Continue reading Plane crash fatalities fell more than 50% in 2019

Two killed in single-engine plane crash at airport in central Alabama

Two people have been killed in a plane crash at an airport in central Alabama.  The incident occurred at Cullman Regional Airport-Folsom Field in Vinemont between 12.30pm and 1pm Sunday, authorities say.  It involved a Vans RV-6 plane that crashed at the end of a runway during departure.  The Cullman County Sheriff's Office, Cullman County EMA, … Continue reading Two killed in single-engine plane crash at airport in central Alabama