Four people dead after mid-air plane crash at Mangalore, north of Melbourne

Melbourne,Feb 19 : One of the planes was carrying a trainee pilot and instructor who had taken off from Mangalore airfield shortly before the collision, which happened about 11:25am. The other aircraft had taken off from a different airport, Victoria Police Inspector Peter Koger said. “We’re not sure why both aircraft were on the same trajectory or why they were in that area, but unfortunately they’ve collided mid-air,” Inspector Koger said. “There was some talk of possible cloud cover...

Qatar Airways releases its statement on Air Italy

Kathmandu, Feb 13 : Since the acquisition on 28 September 2017 of a minority stake in Air Italy, Qatar Airways has strongly believed in the company and in its potential, supporting management’s proposed business plan with a view to improving Air Italy’s growth and job creation, with the addition of long-haul routes and numerous in-flight service improvements, in line with Qatar Airways’ globally renowned high standards. Despite our minority shareholder’s role, Qatar Airways has continuously provided all possible support...

Three dead, many injured as plane skids off Istanbul runway

Kathmandu,Feb 06 : A plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport on Wednesday skidded off the runway while landing in bad weather and broke apart, killing three people and injuring 179, authorities in Turkey said. The plane crashed into a field and broke into three pieces. Passengers were seen scrambling through the fuselage to escape, in what the Transportation Ministry described as a “rough landing”. The plane was apparently buffeted by strong winds and heavy rain lashing Istanbul, Turkey‘s largest city.  ...

Asia And Pacific Countries Ban Bangladeshi Flight Crew Amid Virus Fear

Kathmandu,Feb 04 : Biman Bangladesh Airlines crews, who rescued stranded citizens from Wuhan, China is the epicenter of coronavirus, are banned by many countries to fly. A total of 11 countries have denied entry to the pilots and crew of a special flight which rescued stranded Bangladeshi citizens from the virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, an official said Monday. The charter flight on Saturday brought back 316 passengers to the capital Dhaka where they are being kept in quarantine...

US Jet Crashed In Taliban Territory

Kathmandu,Jan 28 : The US military has confirmed one of its planes crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday. Col Sonny Leggett said: “While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire.” The aircraft crashed in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, an area with a strong Taliban presence. It is unclear how many people were on board. Col Leggett denied Taliban claims that additional aircraft had crashed. Afghanistan: US military...

The World’s Largest Twin-engined Jetliner Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

Kathmandu,Jan 27 : Boeing Co successfully staged the first flight of the world’s largest twin-engined jetliner on Saturday in a respite from the crisis over its smallest model, the grounded 737 MAX. The 777X, a larger version of the 777 mini-jumbo, touched down at the historic Boeing Field outside Seattle at 2pm (5am on Sunday Thailand time) after a debut which began almost four hours earlier at Boeing’s revamped wide-body assembly lines north of the city. The decision to...

India’s yak herders face the end of ancient tradition in warming Himalayas

Kathmandu,January 19 The Brokpa Community Of Yak Herders In India’s Northeastern State Of Arunachal Pradesh Say They May Be Seeing The End Of Their Traditions As Climate And Social Changes Make The Long Months Of Herding Even Harder. Yak Herders Say Their Animals Are Facing More Disease As Temperatures Increase And Snowfall Becomes More Irregular. As Younger Generations Of The Community Head To School, The Traditions Around Yak Herding Are No Longer Being Passed Down. For many Himalayan pastoral...

Iran Claimed Arresting A Person Who Filmed Video On Missile Strike

Kathmandu,Jan 15 : Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will face charges related to national security. Flight PS752 was brought down after it took off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. Iran has said it was shot down by accident and announced the arrest of several people over the incident. President Hassan...

Protests Continue Into Second Day In Tehran after Iran admits it mistakenly shot down plane

Tehran,Jan 13 : Protesters lashed out at the Iranian government following its admission it accidentally shot down a passenger plane. Protesters gathered on Sunday for a second day of demonstration in Tehran despite heavy police presence. Protesters called for the ouster of senior government officials after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard admitted it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet, killing all 176 on board. The jetliner crashed early Wednesday in the hours after Iran launched missile attacks on...

Ukraine International Airline Jet Crashes In Iran, Killing 176

Iran,Jan 08 : A Ukrainian Boeing-737 carrying 176 people has crashed in Iran and officials say there is no chance of finding survivors. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT). The majority of passengers were from Iran and Canada. Ukraine’s Tehran embassy initially blamed engine failure but later removed the statement. It said any comment regarding the cause of the accident prior...

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