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Lion Air fire kills eight in the Philippines

Lion Air fire kills eight in the Philippines

30 March 2020 Airline News

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

Trudeau suggests missile downed Ukraine jet

10 January 2020 Airline News

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

Bek Air crash kills 12 in Kazakhstan

27 December 2019 Airline News

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.

Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash kills 37

Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash kills 37

16 January 2017 Airline News

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

Dozens killed as Chapecoense plane crashes in Colombia

29 November 2016 Airline News

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

Slim chance of survivors following Nepal crash

24 February 2016 Airline News

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.

Pilot switched off working engine during TransAsia crash

Pilot switched off working engine during TransAsia crash

2 July 2015 Airline News

Officials at the Aviation Safety Council in Taiwan have released data showing the pilot of a TransAsia plane which crashed in Taipei had switched off the working engine. Forty-three people died earlier this year when the ATR 72-600 aircraft crashed into a river in the Taiwan capital.

Seven killed in Dominican Republic plane crash

Seven killed in Dominican Republic plane crash

21 April 2015 Airline News

Seven people have died following a light aircraft crash in the Dominican Republic, with the dead believed to include the pilot and six tourists. The single-engine Piper PA-32 came down shortly after take-off from Punta Cana Airport on route to Arroyo Barril Airport, Samana.