Four people escape helicopter crash

Four passengers including an infant survived  a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter  crash landing in a built-up area, avoiding overhead power cables and building before it hit the street and slid into bushes outside a Methodist Church in Philadelphia. “The helicopter taken off from outside Philadelphia is believed to have encountered mechanical problems during the flight” a…

Regulators bending to Iconic Boeing’s will- to win-at-all-costs

How a broken corporate culture paved the way for catastrophe, with race to beat competition and reward top executives, Boeing skimped on testing, pressured employees to meet unrealistic deadlines, and convinced and forced regulators to put planes into service without properly equipping them  or their pilots for flight, Peter Robinson, award-winning reporter for Bloomberg, looks…

21 people had a miraculous escape as plane crashes in Texas

A MD-87 jet heading to Boston carrying 21 people crashed near Houston Executive Airport, all escape with no injuries on early morning Tuesday. Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the incident  in a field in the southeast corner of Walker County, which is not too far from Houston Executive Airport/   The youngest person on…

Eight dead as private jet crashed into building in Milan

A private single engine Pilatus PC-12  plane bound for the island of Sardinia,  piloted by Romanian billionaire Dan Petrescu, 68, after take off form Milan’s Linate airport, has crashed into an empty office block in the northern Italian City of Milan, killing all eight people on board. The crash set the office block and several…

US relax travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

  Biden administration announces new travel policy effective from November. re-opening to passengers from UK, EU and other nations. From November all foreign travellers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing. The tough US restrictions on travel was placed in 2020, by Trump…

Wing walker and pilot escape with minor injuries after plane crash

https://youtu.be/PRtSGb-17O4 A wing walker and a pilot screamed for help as they were rescued from a plane that crashed into the sea during Bournemouth Air Festival. The young female acrobat was still strapped onto the top of the plane when it crash-landed into harbour and flipped upside down.  In about a minute the pair managed…

45 dead, 40 survived as C130 Hercules overshot the runway and crashed

A Philippine military transport plane a C130 Hercules, carrying 92 troops from Cagayan de Oro, northern Island of Mindanao , has crashed in the northern Philippines. Jolo Island at 11:30 local time (03:30GMT).  Flames and smoke emerged from the wreckage as forty five died but 40 people survived and were taken to a nearby military…

Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist

Ryanair commercial flight, FR4978  carrying 171 passengers on board, from Athens (Greece) to Vilnius (Lithuania) was diverted to Minsk (Belarus) for several hours, because of a bomb scare on Sunday in order to arrest a dissident journalist ex-editor of the Nexta group, Roman Protasewich, on board.   The plane turned east to Minsk shortly before…

Royal Navy jet crashes in Cornwall as crew ejects

Two pilots are alive an din hospital after a Royal Navy Hawk T1 jet crashed in Cornwall according to Ministry of Defence two pilots had ejected from 736 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Culdrose on the Lizard Peninsula  before it crashed into a field. Cronwall Air Ambulance which responded to reports of the crash in…