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Afghan military helicopter crashes, kills all five aboard

The latest crash was caused by technical difficulties rather than a militant attack

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Stage comes crashing down during JI rally in Mohmand

Jamaat-e-Islami head Sirajul Haq was among party several leaders on stage during a rally in Mohmand district on Wednesday when the stage collapsed. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

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Russian fighter jet crashes off Syria, both pilots killed: agencies

A Russian fighter jet crashed after taking off from an airbase in Syria on Thursday, killing both pilots, Moscow’s defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies. “As it was climbing after taking off from the Hmeimim airbase, the Russian fighter Su-30SM crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. Two pilots, who fought until the…

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Two killed in wedding party bus accident in Mastung

MASTUNG: At least two people died and 17 others were wounded on Tuesday when a bus carrying wedding party veered off the road in Mastung, medics said. The crash happened at Khad Kucha town of Mastung in Balochistan. According to paramilitary force Levies, an unidentified woman and her daughter were killed in the accident. “Fourteen…

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Fourteen killed in Canadian youth hockey team bus crash

TISDALE, Saskatchewan – Fourteen people were killed when a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team collided with a truck in Saskatchewan province, police said on Saturday, sending shock waves across the hockey-loving nation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that there were 29 people on the bus including the driver. Fifteen…

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US military helicopter crashes in Iraq: US officials

RAMADI: A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and it crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the…

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Russian plane crash at base in Syria kills 32: report

Moscow- A Russian transport plane crashed on landing at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Syria, killing all 32 on board, the defence ministry said in a statement carried by RIA Novosti. There were 26 passengers and 6 crew, the ministry said. “The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could have been a technical fault,”…

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Iran grounds ATR planes after crash

Tehran: Iran’s civil aviation organisation has grounded ATR planes belonging to Aseman Airlines after one of them crashed this week with 66 people on board, state television reported Friday. The measure is temporary as authorities investigate the cause of Sunday’s accident, which saw an ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service since 1993, crash in Iran’s Zagros…

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Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Tehran: Emergency teams on Wednesday began recovering bodies from a plane crash in Iran’s Zagros mountains but the operation had to be suspended due to bad weather, officials said. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704, carrying 66 people, disappeared from radar on Sunday morning around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight. No…

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71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash

Stepanovskoye, Russia: A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow on Sunday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country’s worst ever aviation disasters. Investigators said the Antonov An-148 plane crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow at 2:48 pm (1128 GMT) after taking off from…

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Pakistan expresses condolences over plane crash in Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed condolences on the news of a military plane crash in Isparta province of Turkey on January 17. According to a statement issued here by Foreign Office, Government and people of Pakistan would like to convey their condolences to the brotherly people of Turkey on the loss of precious lives as…

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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, where the heavy fog obscured…

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China criticizes India for crashed drone near border

BEIJING: China expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with India on Thursday after the recent crash of an Indian drone in what the Chinese military said was Chinese territory, an incident that could cause further friction along the two countries’ disputed border, reported Reuters. “This action by India violated China’s territorial sovereignty. We express strong dissatisfaction and opposition,”…

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Google Chrome will crash less frequently after ‘injection’-blocking updates

NEWS DESK: Good news, everyone! Chrome is going to start crashing less often. Google is making changes to the Windows version of its web browser, which will make it much more stable, reported The Independent. It plans to roll these out in three phases, starting next April. According to the company, around two thirds of…

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IGP Sindh orders probe into girl’s death

KARACHI: Inspector General of Sindh Police AD Khowaja has ordered immediate investigation regarding death of a four year girl student and severe injuries caused to her father in a road accident, within the limits of PS Preedy Street, here Friday morning. According to directives issued by IGP office the provincial police chief expressing his deep…

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Eight-year-old driver killed in drag racing crash

SYDNEY: An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior dragster during a test run in Western Australia, police said Monday. Anita Board was on a practice run in her dragster “Pony Power” when she hit a cement barrier at the end of the run in the city of Perth, they said. The girl was…

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Self-driving bus crashes on very first day at work

NEWS DESK: A new self-driving shuttle crashed on its first day of service in Las Vegas, reported The Independent. The driverless shuttle had just begun setting off on half-mile loops around the Nevada tourist haven, part of a joint project of insurance giant AAA (American Automobile Association), transportation company Kelois and French tech firm Nayva….

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Indian military helicopter crashes near China border, seven dead

NEW DELHI: An Indian airforce helicopter crashed in a remote mountain region near the border with China on Friday, killing all seven personnel on board, officials said. The Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter was ferrying military officials to a forward post in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, defense spokesman Suneet Newton said. India is trying to…

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Video: Racer survives deadly race crash

NASCAR driver Michael McDowell managed to walk off safely after suffering a deadly crash during a practise run.

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Instagram crashed last night and users did not take it well

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram crashed Monday night, leaving users perturbed on social media. Last night, the site and app wouldn’t load – though stories would – leaving people’s feeds filled with old images. Attempts to refresh the feed just lead to the error message, which said that it can’t refresh. Instagram stories seemed to be…

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At least 20 killed in Turkey bus crash

At least 20 people died and 11 were injured Saturday when a bus carrying Turkish tourists plunged off a road near the southwestern sea resort of Marmaris. “Sadly, we have had 20 fatalities and 11 other seriously injured,” said Amir Cicek, the governor of Mugla province, who said the bus was carrying about 40 people,…

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