Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

Oct 24, 2016

Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

A French-chartered plane monitoring trafficking activity in the Mediterranean crashed in a ball of flames at Malta’s international airport Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said. The plane, which had been chartered by French customs, plummeted into the ground shortly after takeoff ...

Oct 24, 2016

Plane crashes on takeoff at Malta airport, five aboard killed

Officials say a light plane has crashed after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board. The five victims were all French, according to an airport source. It was not immediately clear if they were military or civilian. The twin-prop Metroliner ...

Boat accidents off Turkey claim another 18 Greece-bound migrants

Nov 12, 2015

Boat accidents off Turkey claim another 18 Greece-bound migrants

Eighteen migrants, among them at least seven children, drowned Wednesday when their boats sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast while trying to make the short but perilous crossing to Greece, the latest fatalities in Europe’s refugee crisis. In the deadliest incident, the coast guard said ...

Sep 19, 2014

Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Malta has turned away a ship travelling from Guinea with a suspected Ebola case on board and seeking medical assistance, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Thursday. The sick Filippino passenger was taken in by Italy, and an initial medical assessment suggested he has hepatitis, ...