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Cuban airliner with 104 passengers crashes after takeoff from Havana

A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off Friday from Havana’s Jose Marti airport, leaving a thick column of smoke over the scene. The Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviacion crashed in a field near the airport, and a column of acrid smoke was rising over the…

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Baby on board: Indian gives birth at 35,000 feet

MUMBAI: An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday. The unnamed woman, in her 20s, went into premature labour on Sunday’s Jet Airways flight between Damman in Saudi Arabia and Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala….

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PIA service breaks all records

‘Great people’ (to fly with) of the PIA served their passengers with the leftover food brought over from hotels and restaurants of the city.

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Russia challenges accusations that Ukraine rebels shot down airliner

MOSCOW: Russia's Defence Ministry on Monday challenged U.S. and Ukrainian accusations that pro-Russian separatists were respnsible for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and said Ukrainian warplanes had flown close to the aircraft. The ministry also rejected accusations by the United States and Kiev that Russia had supplied the separatist rebels in east Ukraine with SA-11…

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Malaysian airliner crash in Ukraine 'terrible tragedy': Obama

WILMINGTON: President Barack Obama Thursday said the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine was a “terrible tragedy” and said US 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 it may be a…

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Malaysian jet downed in Ukraine, 295 dead

HRABOVE: A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Ukraine accused “terrorists” – militants fighting to unite eastern Ukraine with Russia – of shooting down…

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Search planes checking China satellite report on missing airliner

KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC, Vietnam: Search planes were flying on Thursday to an area where a Chinese satellite has seen objects that could be debris from the Malaysian airliner missing for almost six days, but those waters had been checked before and nothing found, officials said. At the same time, China heaped pressure on Malaysia to…

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Tears and fury as relatives wait for news of Malaysian airliner

BEIJING: Tearful and angry, the friends and relatives of passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lashed out at the company Saturday as journalists besieged them in a Beijing hotel. Many were taken there by the airline after going to the Chinese capital's airport to meet the flight, scheduled to land at around 6:30am….

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Boeing airliner crashes in Russian city of Kazan, 50 killed

MOSCOW: A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 people on board, the Emergencies Ministry said. The flight from Moscow's Domodedovo airport was making a second attempt to land and exploded when it hit the runway, killing all 44 passengers and six crew on board….

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Four killed when Russian airliner crash lands

MOSCOW: A Russian airliner flying without passengers broke into pieces after it slid off the runway and crashed onto a highway outside Moscow upon landing on Saturday, killing four of the eight crew on board and leaving smoking chunks of fuselage on the icy road.The crash during peak holiday travel ahead of Russia's New Year's…

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Airbus, Boeing launch airliner ad war as rivalry heats up

PARIS: Airbus and Boeing have clashed over the performance of their latest revamped models as the aerospace companies battle for market share by offering fuel savings to cash-starved airlines.The dispute is being splashed across the columns of specialist industry magazines in a series of negative ads as the world's dominant aircraft makers battle to maintain…

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Officials promise full probe into Bhoja airliner crash

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials have promised a full investigation into the crash of a domestic flight that killed 127 people, saying they were examining all possibilities, from a technical fault to the age of the Boeing 737.Grieving relatives claiming the remains of loved ones at a hospital expressed grief and anger over the crash in a…

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Turkish airliner crashes at Schiphol, 135 aboard

ANKARA: One person was killed and 20 others were injured Wednesday when a Turkish Airlines passenger plane crashed while landing in Amsterdam, Turkey's CNN-Turk news channel reported. AFP

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