Aviation accidents and incidents

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan’s state-run airline announced Thursday, June 25, 2020, it will ground 150 pilots on charges they obtained their pilot licenses by having others take exams for them. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for PIA, said the decision comes after a probe into last month’s Pakistan International Airlines crash that killed 97 people in the city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)
June 25, 2020 - 12:34 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s state-run airline said Thursday it will ground 150 pilots, accusing them of obtaining licenses by having others take exams for them, an accusation that followed a probe into last month’s crash that killed 97 people in Karachi. Abdullah Hafeez, a spokesman for Pakistan...
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Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan speaks during a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Khan said that “human error" on the part of the pilot, the co-pilot and air traffic control caused last month's plane crash in the port city of Karachi that killed all 97 people on board. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
June 24, 2020 - 8:30 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's aviation minister said Wednesday that “human error" on the part of the pilot, the co-pilot and air traffic control caused last month's plane crash in the port city of Karachi that killed all 97 people on board. The announcement shed new light on the tragedy after...
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Sabine ten Doesschate, rear, and Boudewijn van Eijck, front, lawyers for one of the four suspects, Russian Oleg Pulatov, are seen as the trial resumed at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, Monday, June 8, 2020, for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, POOL)
June 23, 2020 - 9:51 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 said Tuesday that the nearly six-year investigation into the deadly incident still has not produced a definitive picture of what happened...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2020 file photo, Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, rear, fourth from left, opens the court session as the trial resumed at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago. Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 have cast doubt on prosecutors’ assertions that the passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, it was reported on Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, Pool, File)
June 22, 2020 - 9:16 am
SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for a Russian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 cast doubt Monday on prosecutors' assertions that the passenger jet was shot down by a Buk surface-to-air missile. The comments came as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators Adam Huray, right, and Carol Hogan examine wreckage as part of the NTSB's investigation of a helicopter crash near Calabasas, Calif. Federal investigators said Wednesday, June 17, 2020, that the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported he was climbing when he actually was descending. (James Anderson/National Transportation Safety Board via AP, File)
June 17, 2020 - 8:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed in thick fog, killing Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers, reported the aircraft was ascending when it actually was heading for the ground, federal investigators said in documents released Wednesday. Ara Zobayan radioed to air traffic...
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Michael Stumo holds a sign displaying photographs of the individuals who were killed in the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, as Federal Aviation Administration administrator Stephen Dickson testifies during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in Washington. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 6:47 pm
Senators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker,...
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A light airplane crash-lands in Ukraine's southern city of Odesa, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The plane crash-landed killing one person and injuring another. Local police said the two were the only people on board the plane (Ukrainian Police Press Office via AP)
June 17, 2020 - 12:09 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A small plane crash-landed Wednesday in the southern Ukrainian city of Odesa, killing one person and injuring another one, local police said in a statement. Photos of the crash site released by the Odesa police department showed a damaged plane lying on a road without its...
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June 16, 2020 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The fighter pilot who died after crashing off the coast of northern England has been identified as 1st Lt. Kenneth Allen, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday. Allen, 27, died in a routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under...
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June 15, 2020 - 1:41 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead. In a statement Monday, hours after the crash, it said “the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been...
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Sabine ten Doesschate, rear, and Boudewijn van Eijck, lawyers for one of the four suspects, Russian Oleg Pulatov, are seen as the trial resumed at the high security court building at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, Monday, June 8, 2020, for three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with crimes including murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago. (AP Photo/Robin van Lonkhuijsen, POOL)
June 08, 2020 - 6:12 am
SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A defense lawyer for a suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine nearly six years ago said Monday that coronavirus restrictions have seriously hampered efforts to prepare the case. Sabine ten Doesschate, a Dutch lawyer representing...
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