Plane Crash News
China Eastern plane comes down in Guangxi
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has confirmed a China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 132 people on board has crashed in Guangxi province.
Sriwijaya Air flight lost following departure from Indonesia
A Boeing 737 operated by Sriwijaya Air has gone missing shortly after take-off from Jakarta. More than 50 people are believed to have been on board the passenger plane at the time of the incident.
Black boxes located following Air India crash
Investigators have found the ‘black boxes’ from an Air India Express plane that cashed on Friday, hopefully shedding light on what caused the fatal accident.
Lion Air fire kills eight in the Philippines
A Tokyo-bound plane has crashed while taking off from Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, capital of the Philippines. All eight people on board - including six Filipinos, an American and a Canadian - are believed to have been killed.
Trudeau suggests missile downed Ukraine jet
Justin Trudeau has said evidence suggests a missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week. Iran’s civil aviation chief, however, said he was “certain” that the plane was not hit by a missile.
Bek Air crash kills 12 in Kazakhstan
A Fokker 100 operated by Bek Air has crashed in Kazakhstan with the loss of at least 12 lives. The aircraft went down into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty airport early on Friday morning.
Dozens killed in Democratic Republic of Congo plane crash
Some 27 people are now known to have died after a passenger plane crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A Dornier 228-200 plane, operated by Busy Bee, came down shortly after take-off in Goma.
No survivors following Ethiopian Airlines crash
Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed there are no survivors following a crash outside of Addis Ababa earlier. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 came down shortly after take-off outside the Ethiopian capital at 08.44 local time.
Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash kills 37
A cargo plane flying from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people. The Boeing 747 TC-MCL aircraft crashed as it landed amid fog at Manas airport, 25 kilometres north of the capital, Bishkek.
Dozens killed as Chapecoense plane crashes in Colombia
As many as 76 people are believed to have died in a plane crash in Colombia. The aircraft came down with 81 people on board on approach to the city of Medellin. Many of those on board were from the Brazilian football team Chapecoense. The team was travelling to Colombia to complete in final of the Copa Sudamericana, against Medellin team Atletico Nacional.
Slim chance of survivors following Nepal crash
The wreckage of a Twin Otter aircraft operated by Tara Air has been located in Nepal. The plane was carrying 23 people when it lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take-off. It is was on route from Pokhara to Jomsom, with officials offering only a slim chance of survivors being rescued.
Kogalymavia plane crashes in Sinai, Egypt
An Airbus A321 operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia has crashed in Egypt with the loss of all 224 people on board. A statement from the Egyptian prime minister’s office confirmed the aircraft came down central Sinai earlier.