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U.S. Agencies Say Not Invited To Join Egypt Probe Into Russian Plane Crash

Representatives for the FBI said that the bureau had offered both Egyptian and Russian crash investigators forensic assistance and other investigative help, but as of Thursday its offers had not been accepted.

November 12, 2015
An aerial photo shows what appears to be wreckage from the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps, between Barcelonnette and Digne, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The plane was carrying 150 people when it crashed Tuesday en route from Spain to Germany, officials said, warning that there are not expected to be any survivors. It is not clear if it sent a distress signal. The dead are believed to include 16 German schoolchildren. (Duclet Stephane/Maxppp/Zuma Press/TNS)

Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed Flight, Prosecutors Say

Get the latest on the Germanwings flight 4U9525 tragedy.

March 26, 2015

Actor Harrison Ford Injured When His Plane Crashes On Golf Course

Should pilots like Ford be allowed to fly out of Santa Monica Municipal Airport?

March 6, 2015

Taiwan Plane Crashes Into River After Takeoff, Killing 31

At least 23 people are dead after a plane crash in Taiwan.

February 4, 2015

Malaysia Formally Declares Dead All People Aboard MH370

Malaysia has ended the search for survivors of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

January 29, 2015

AirAsia Fuselage Found By Search Ship, Singapore Says

The Singapore Armed Forces have made a major discovery in the AirAsia Flight 8501 recovery effort.

January 14, 2015
Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team carry items found during the search operation for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in Pangkalan Bun on January 4, 2015

Indonesia Expands Search For Bodies From AirAsia Crash

Get the latest on the AirAsia Flight 8501 recovery efforts.

January 5, 2015
A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea, on December 29, 2014

Bad Weather Stalls AirAsia Wreckage Search; Seven Bodies Recovered

Get the latest on the AirAsia recovery effort.

December 31, 2014

Bodies Recovered In Search For Missing AirAsia Flight

The mystery over AirAsia Flight 8501 is reaching a heartbreaking end.

December 30, 2014
A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea, on December 29, 2014

Search For Missing AirAsia Flight 8501 Expands Off Indonesian Coast

Officials are acknowledging that “the worst may have happened” to AirAsia Flight 8501.

December 29, 2014

Four Dead, Five Missing After Plane Crashes At Wichita Airport

Learn more about the deadly crash in Wichita.

October 30, 2014

MH17 Pierced By ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Investigators Into Crash Find

By Dpa Correspondents, dpa AMSTERDAM — Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 broke up in the air probably after being hit “by a large number of high-energy objects,” a preliminary Dutch report on the crash showed on Tuesday. Images of the MH17 wreckage show that it was pierced in numerous places from the outside, causing the Boeing […]

September 9, 2014

Government Takeover, ‘Overhaul’ Of Malaysia Airlines Planned

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Saying Malaysia Airlines needs a “complete overhaul” following two devastating air disasters, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund on Friday proposed buying out the approximately 30 percent of the carrier’s shares it does not own and delisting it as a publicly traded company. “The proposed restructuring will […]

August 8, 2014

Air Algerie Plane With Over 110 On Board Missing Over Mali

Algiers (AFP) – An Air Algerie plane with more than 110 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said. Algerian radio said 51 French citizens and 26 from Burkina Faso were among the 116 passengers on the plane which […]

July 24, 2014

Officials: At Least 42 Killed In Taiwan Plane Crash

Taipei (AFP) – At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong […]

July 23, 2014

Obama: Malaysian Airliner Crash In Ukraine ‘Terrible Tragedy’

Wilmington (United States) (AFP) — President Barack Obama Thursday said the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine was a “terrible tragedy” and said U.S. officials were trying to establish if any Americans were on board. “The world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia/Ukraine border. And it looks like […]

July 17, 2014

Ukraine Leader Says Malaysia Jet May Have Been Shot Down

Kiev (AFP) – A Malaysian passenger liner flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in insurgency-wracked east Ukraine, regional officials said Thursday, as Ukraine’s president said the jet may have been shot down. Malaysia Airlines said it had “lost contact” with the Boeing passenger liner, which Ukrainian officials said had come down in a […]

July 17, 2014

Philadelphia Inquirer Owner Lewis Katz Is One Of Seven Killed In Private Jet Crash

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times BEDFORD, Mass. — Media owner Lewis Katz and six othe people died when a private jet veered into a marshy area and burst into flames during takeoff, investigators said Sunday as they began investigating the crash. The pilot had reported no trouble, but the plane apparently never […]

June 2, 2014

Men On Missing Plane Using Stolen Passports Had No Terror Ties, Police Say

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The passengers traveling on stolen passports on the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight 370 were Iranians who authorities believe were trying to migrate to Europe. Malaysian Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar on Tuesday told reporters that one of the men was Pouria Nour Mohammed Mehrdad, a 19-year-old, […]

March 11, 2014

Malaysian Official Discounts Terrorism In Case Of Missing Airliner

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and other nations resumed the search for a missing passenger jet at daybreak Sunday, amid mounting concerns over the possible cause of the plane’s disappearance. As the search entered its second day, questions about possible terrorism arose after it was discovered that two passengers […]

March 9, 2014