A US-built Boeing 737-800 belonging to China Eastern Airlines crashed Monday in the southern province of Guangxi, presumably killing all 132 people on board instantly, in what has become the worst civilian air disaster in the country since 2010.
Argentina's Federal Oral Court number five Thursday acquitted all those under investigation for the 1997 fall of an Austral Douglas DC-9-32 in the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos.
An Argentine-registered single-engined aircraft fell Sunday in the Sierras de las Ánimas, in the Uruguayan department of Maldonado, near Punta del Este. Both occupants died.
The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by more than 50%, a Dutch consulting firm said.
A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon after twice trying to land at the airport, a witness said.
Two Argentine pilots survived when their light aircraft crash landed on Friday in a heavily populated area of the capital of Costa Rica, officials said. The pilots climbed out of the wreckage of the plane after it came down in the Pavas neighborhood of San Jose, in an area full of homes and schools, witnesses and officials said.
Forty-one people died on Sunday in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 plane crash at Sheremetyevo Airport, Yelena Markovskaya, spokesperson for the Moscow interregional transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee, told reporters.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month nosedived several times before it hit the ground, a preliminary report has said. Pilots repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing before the crash, according to the first official report.
Boeing must perform more work on its proposed fix to 737 MAX aircraft before it can be submitted for review, US officials said on Monday, suggesting the planes could stay grounded a while longer. Additional work is needed “to ensure that Boeing has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues,” a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in a statement.
Details have begun to emerge of the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed three weeks ago. An anti-stalling system on the plane, a Boeing 737 Max, has been blamed for the disaster which killed all 157 people on board.