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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.

Russian passenger plane crashes after missing runway

Russian passenger plane crashes after missing runway

30 December 2012 Airline News

At least four people have been killed following an accident at an airport in Moscow after a plane missed the runway and crashed into a nearby road. Up to 12 crew were thought to be on board the Red Wings Tupolev-204 which was due to land at Vnukovo airport after traveling from the Czech Republic.

Russian plane crash claims 32 lives

Russian plane crash claims 32 lives

2 April 2012 Airline News

A plane crash in Russia has seen the loss of 32 lives, with 11 survivors in serious condition taken to hospital. The ATR-72 turboprop aircraft came down shortly after take off from Tyumen, Siberia.

Aviation gets safer despite rapid expansion

Aviation gets safer despite rapid expansion

4 January 2012 Airline News

Fatal accident and passenger fatality rates were the lowest on record last year, according to aviation information provider Ascend. In addition, it was a good year for insurers: with no major catastrophes in the sky or on the ground.

Human error blamed for Lokomotiv crash

Human error blamed for Lokomotiv crash

3 November 2011 Airline News

A report from the Interstate Aviation Committee in Russia has blamed human error for a September plane crash which claimed the lives of 43 people, mostly from the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team. Officials discovered one of two pilots activated the brakes on the Russian-made, three-engine Yak-42 by accident during take-off, fatally slowing the aircraft.

Snoozing pilot blamed for Air India crash

17 November 2010 Airline News

A snoozing pilot has been blamed for a plane crash in southern India earlier this year, which claimed the lives of 158 passengers. The Air India Express aircraft crashed in May after approaching a runway at Mangalore airport at the wrong height and angle. According to an official investigation into the incident, the Serbian pilot - Zlatko Glusica - was “disorientated” having been asleep for much of the three-hour flight.

Aerocaribbean aircraft crashes in Cuba killing 68

Aerocaribbean aircraft crashes in Cuba killing 68

5 November 2010 Airline News

An aircraft operated by Aerocaribbean has crashed in central Cuba, killing all 68 passengers and crew on board local media have reported. The state-run aircraft had been flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to Havana when it came down near the town of Guasimal in Santi Spiritus province.

Escaped crocodile causes plane crash

Escaped crocodile causes plane crash

22 October 2010

An escaped crocodile caused a plane crash in Congo that killed 20 passengers and crew, including the pilot. The small Turbolet was thrown off balance by passengers scrambling towards the cockpit to avoid the reptile, which had been smuggled onboard in a sports bag.

Passengers killed in Venezuela plane crash

Passengers killed in Venezuela plane crash

14 September 2010 Airline News

As many as 15 people have been killed following a plane crash on the outskirts of the Venezuelan city of Ciudad Guayana. The Conviasa operated ATR-42 turboprop aircraft crashed on arrival at Manuel Carlos Piar airport, with 47 passengers and four crew on board.