Tag - air-accidents



A Maritime Self-Defense Force's SH-60K helicopter. On April 20, two such helicopters collided during nighttime training off a remote island near Tokyo, killing all aboard.
Jul 9, 2024
Lack of coordination and improper lookout caused MSDF copter crash
Both SH-60K helicopters were aware of the other’s presence but had not performed evasive maneuvers up until the collision, possibly misjudging their distance, panel says.
Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are assembled at the company’s plant in Renton, Washington, on June 25.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 8, 2024
Boeing to plead guilty to fraud in U.S. probe of fatal 737 MAX crashes
Boeing will plead guilty to lying to the FAA about a software feature on the MAX, which saved money by reducing pilot training requirements.
A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey stationed at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo in May
Jun 26, 2024
10 SDF and U.S. Ospreys to take part in drills in Japan after accident
Around eight Marine Corps and two GSDF Ospreys are scheduled to take part in the Resolute Dragon 24 exercise.
A salvage crew in front of the wreckage of a Japan Airlines jet that collided with a Japan Coast Guard plane at Haneda Airport in January
Jun 26, 2024
Japan Airlines pilots and crew voice concerns amid recent safety woes
Employees who would have normally given informal training to new recruits left during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new post has been proposed for coordinating takeoffs and landings at major airports' traffic controls.
Jun 24, 2024
Japanese ministry proposes new air traffic coordinator post
The new post was drawn up in response to a collision between a Japan Airlines passenger jet and a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda Airport on Jan. 2.
Families of those killed in Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashes hold up pictures of their deceased loved ones as the planemaker's CEO Dave Calhoun testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the safety culture at Boeing, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2024
U.S. prosecutors recommend DOJ criminally charge Boeing as deadline looms
They concluded the planemaker had violated a settlement related to two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving its 737 MAX jet, source say.
Japan Airlines jets at Haneda Airport in 2020
Jun 22, 2024
Japan Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Aomori
JAL Flight 2154, an Embraer 170, returned after takeoff from Aomori Airport to land just over 30 minutes later. No one was injured.
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun makes a rare public appearance at the Berlin Aviation Summit on June 4. His presentation — swinging between defiance and contrition — might offer clues on how he aims to handle himself during the Washington hearing on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 18, 2024
Boeing faces senate grilling as CEO search gains momentum
How outgoing CEO Dave Calhoun handles the spotlight is important not just for his legacy, but also for the company’s work to shore up confidence.
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Houston in 2019
Jun 15, 2024
Southwest Airlines plane plunged within 120 meters of ocean near Hawaii
The Boeing 737 Max 8 jet briefly dropped at an abnormally high rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute before the flight crew pulled up to avoid disaster.
Between November and May, five major incidents involving Japan Airlines aircraft were reported, prompting the transport ministry to issue the airline a stern warning and conduct an on-site inspection at its facilities late last month.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2024
JAL vows to raise crew safety awareness following emergency probe
The airline promised to implement measures to prevent a recurrence of recent months' safety lapses in order to regain the trust of passengers.
A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft operated by Singapore Airlines at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on May 22
Jun 4, 2024
Killer turbulence sees more airlines embrace data-driven mindset
Turbulence Aware was launched by IATA in 2018 to help airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, the No. 1 cause of passenger and crew injuries in the air.
Japan Airlines President Mitsuko Tottori meets an official at the transport ministry on Monday, as the ministry issued a stern reprimand following a series of recent incidents involving JAL aircraft.
May 28, 2024
Transport ministry reprimands JAL over recent incidents
The reprimand was issued over a total of five incidents involving JAL in Japan and abroad since last November.
Mourners attend the state funeral for President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and others in Tehran on Wedneday.
WORLD / Politics
May 26, 2024
Calls, search parties, drones: 17 hours to find Iran’s president
As a frenzied quest began for the fallen helicopter of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran moved to control possible threats from abroad and unrest at home.
A transport ministry probe into Japan Airlines on Friday targeted daily operations pertaining to flight operations and safety management at company facilities near Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, including JAL's safety promotion headquarters.
May 24, 2024
Emergency probe of Japan Airlines carried out following incidents
The on-site investigation comes after the wings of two JAL planes collided while the aircraft were on Haneda Airport’s parking apron.
A passenger who was on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 arrives at Changi Airport in Singapore on Wednesday. The flight had experienced severe turbulence, resulting in the death of a British man and multiple injuries.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 24, 2024
Fliers concerned about safety after airline mishaps
But despite this year's spate of high-profile airline accidents, statistics show that flying is still safer than the drive to the airport.
Passengers of Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London to Singapore, which made an emergency landing in Bangkok, greet family members upon arrival at Changi Airport in Singapore on Wednesday.
May 22, 2024
‘It felt like we had crashed,’ a Singapore Air passenger says
With a good two hours left before Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 was due to touch down in Singapore, the plane was suddenly and forcefully shaken.
A Singapore Airlines plane. Thai media reports said there were 30 injuries, while Singapore Airlines did not specify how many people were injured.
May 21, 2024
One dead as Singapore Airlines plane makes emergency landing; 30 reported injured
It was not immediately clear at what point during the flight the injuries and death took place.
Iran's Mehr news agency has confirmed the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, reporting that "all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred"
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash
Iran's Mehr news agency confirmed the death, reporting that "all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred."
Crew members check an SH-60K helicopter on the deck of the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Hyuga-class destroyer JS Ise during a three-day maritime exercise between the United States and Japan in the Philippine Sea on Jan. 31.
May 3, 2024
MSDF chopper crash likely caused by human factors
The accident off the Pacific island of Torishima on the night of April 20 left one crew member dead and seven other still missing.
A crew member walks past an SH-60K helicopter on the deck of the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Hyuga-class Ise helicopter carrier during a joint exercise between the U.S. and Japan in the Philippine Sea on Jan. 31.
Apr 23, 2024
U.S. military and MSDF ocean observation ship to join hunt for crashed helicopters
The search effort is ramping up as officials work to narrow down the cause of the deadly crash.


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