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Ukraine gets access to crashed plane’s black boxes

Ukraine gets access to crashed plane’s black boxes

Ukrainian experts have gained access to the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday. Kiev sent around 50 experts to Iran to participate in the probe after Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 went down near Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. “Our team […]

Ukraine calls for ‘evidence’ in Iran plane crash probe

Ukraine calls for ‘evidence’ in Iran plane crash probe

Ukraine asked international partners to provide any evidence they may have to help investigators probing a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, as US media reported it was mistakenly shot down by a missile. All 176 people on board died when Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Boeing 737NG went down on Wednesday, shortly after Tehran launched […]

Iran says rumours missile caused plane crash make ‘no sense’

Iran says rumours missile caused plane crash make ‘no sense’

Iran on Thursday ruled out a missile strike as the cause of a Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran, saying such a scenario made “no sense”. The plane crashed shortly after take off Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board, shortly after Iran fired a volley of missiles against military bases in Iraq housing US personnel. “Several internal […]

South African military plane catches fire in DR Congo, no casualties

South African military plane catches fire in DR Congo, no casualties

A South African military transporter carrying 67 people caught fire on landing Thursday in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma but there were no casualties, the UN said. The C-130 Hercules made by US manufacturer Lockheed was flying from Beni, a city about 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Goma and also in the […]

At least 15 dead after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Kazakhstan

At least 15 dead after plane carrying 98 people crashes in Kazakhstan

A plane carrying 98 people crashed into a two-story building during takeoff in Kazakhstan, leaving at least 15 people dead, reports said. The Bek Air aircraft was heading from Almaty International Airport to the country’s capital of Nursultan when it lost height around 7:22 a.m. Friday local time, the BBC reported. ALSO READ: Netanyahu wins party […]