Four people – believed to be the two pilots and two passengers – have survived a plane crash which claimed the lives of 28 people in Papua New Guinea. The pilots are from Australian and New Zealand, the Australian embassy confirmed.
A team of French forensic experts are beginning the task of identifying the decomposed remains of 104 victims of Air France flight 447, which crashed off the coast of Brazil two years ago. The bodies, many still strapped to their seats, were raised last month from the wreckage, which was lying three miles under the Atlantic.
As many as 42 passengers have been killed in a plane crash in the north-eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The Henan Airlines operated aircraft is believed to have overshot the runway at Yichun City airport with 91 people on board.
A national day of mourning has been declared in Pakistan following the worst air disaster in the country’s history. All 152 passengers and crew were killed when an Airbus A321 operated by Pakistani airline Airblue crashed on approach to the capital Islamabad yesterday.
A passenger plane carrying 152 people has crashed in dense forest on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. No survivors have been found, whilst a number of bodies have been recovered, some still on fire.
Brazilian authorities are still searching for survivors and recovering the remains of victims from the crash in the dense Amazon jungle of a GOL Boeing 737-800 jet carrying 155 passengers and crew.