Tag: flights

‘System Outage’ Grounds Delta Flights [VIDEO]

All Delta Air Lines flights worldwide were grounded Monday morning due to a “system outage.” A statement from the carrier said the issue began with a power outage in Atlanta around 2:30 a.m. According to one of the company’s Twitter postings, flights already in the air are operating normally but all others awaiting departure are…

Possible EgyptAir Flight 804 Search Team Found Signal

Egyptian officials say that a French ship has picked up signals from under the Mediterranean Sea consistent with the so-called black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month with 66 people aboard, according to the Associated Press. JUST IN: Officials announce a ship has heard signals believed to be from the black boxes…

Man Hijacked Egyptair Flight Landed In Chipre [VIDEO]

A bizarre airline hijacking—in which a man claiming to be armed with an explosive belt this morning seized control of an EgyptAir plane carrying 82 passengers and diverted it to Cyprus so he could deliver a love letter to his estranged wife—is over. Officials said all passengers and crew have safely exited the aircraft and…

Mozambique Debris Likely From MH370 [VIDEO]

According to the Australian govt., debris found on the beaches of Mozambique is highly likely to be from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the examination of the two pieces of debris had been completed. “That such debris has been found on the east coast of Africa is…

MH17 Report Blames Russian Missile [VIDEO]

A report by the Dutch Safety Board has concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed because of a Russian 9M38 Buk missile, which struck the front left of the plane. The plane, which carried 298 people, crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine in July 2014. Ukraine and western countries say it was Russian-backed rebels who fired…

New VIDEO Of Flight MH17 Crash Emerges 1 Year Later

New footage emerged Friday purporting to show Russian-backed rebels rummaging through passenger luggage at the crash site after it was shot out of the sky over Ukraine last year. A voice is heard on the footage declaring “civilians” and this is “a passenger plane” in Russian. All 298 passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines…

Germanwings Crash: Lubitz Practiced Descent On Previous Flight [VIDEO]

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz repeatedly set the plane into a descent, then…

American Airlines Emergency Evacuation After Smoke Fills Cabin [VIDEO]

Passengers on board an American Airlines flight were evacuated on Wednesday after smoke was seen in the cabin. American Airlines Flight 445 was flying from Charlotte to Denver with 158 passengers on board. The plane, an Airbus A321, landed at Denver International Airport. As it was taxiing to the gate, smoke was seen in the…

Missing flight MH370 considered lost [VIDEO]

Missing flight MH370 has been officially declared an accident, with all crew and passengers on board considered dead. Search operations for the presumed wreckage in the Indian Ocean are currently ongoing, but the announcement is being made in the hopes it will allow families of the victims to make compensation claims.

AirAsia Flight Data Recorder Recovered [VIDEO]

Following a difficult two week search slowed by intermittent bad weather, Indonesian authorities announced on Sunday that the black boxes of the crashed AirAsia plane had been located, according to a Channel NewsAsia report. Search vessels detected strong ping signals transmitted by Flight 8501’s black boxes, or the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder.…

More than 40 Bodies From AirAsia Found at Sea [VIDEO]

Experts found bodies floating in the Java Sea on Tuesday, just six miles from where AirAsia’s Flight 8501 disappeared three days earlier, according to National Search and Rescue Director SB Supriyadi. Indonesian navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told Agence France-Presse that 40 bodies had been recovered and that the number was growing. AirAsia also confirmed that…

Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 likely ‘at the bottom of the sea’ [VIDEO]

Indonesian authorities widened the search area for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 on Monday, as officials said no signals had been picked up from the plane’s emergency locator transmitters. Indonesian authorities said on Monday that the missing AirAsia flight 8501 is likely at the “bottom of the sea” based on location coordinates from just before…

Delta Air Lines Employee Smuggled Guns On Flights For 5 Years [VIDEO]

A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines helped smuggle firearms, authorities say. His accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states. Eugene Harvey, who worked for Delta at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, is accused of trafficking firearms and entering an airport area in violation of…

FAA Fears Imminents Flights-Drones Collisions [VIDEO]

A new report conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration shows a surge in small drones flying dangerously close to commercial airlines as they attempt to takeoff or land. Since July 1, pilots and air-traffic controllers have reported twenty-five instances. The majority has occurred at some of the nations busiest airports, including ones in New York,…

Knee Defender Forced Flight To Land in Chicago [VIDEO]

A flight has been grounded after a customer refused to remove a gadget designed to prevent the seat in front being reclined. The ‘Knee Defender’ is a small, $21.95 piece of plastic which attaches to your tray table, and is intended to stop the passenger in front reclining their seat. The idea is that by…

TransAsia Airways Plane FLT 222 Crashes in Taiwan, Killing 51

Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration as saying the flight…

Ukraine Transport Minister: breakdown nationalities on MH17

The Malaysian transport minister has updated the breakdown of nationalities on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: 173 from Netherlands, 44 Malaysia, 27 Australia, 12 Indonesia, 9 UK, 4 Germany, 4 Belgium, 3 Philippines, 1 Canada, 1 New Zealand 1 US The nationalities of 20 passengers have yet to be confirmed. [reuters]

After crash, FAA bans U.S flights over eastern Ukraine

The FAA issued a notice banning all U.S. flights from operating in eastern Ukrainian airspace on Thursday night. The restriction comes in wake of reports that the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, which was carrying 298 people, was shot out of the sky. Follow updates on plane crash in Ukraine on breakingnews.com. Photo: Emergency officials…