Tag - air-accidents



Saturday's crash involved two Maritime Self-Defense Force SH-60K helicopters that were conducting nighttime anti-submarine training about 270 kilometers east of Torishima in the Izu Islands.
Apr 22, 2024
No sign of aircraft issues in MSDF chopper crash, defense officials say
As the search for survivors continues, officials acknowledge the difficulty of salvaging the helicopters due to the depth of waters at the crash site.
Contact was lost with the two SH-60K helicopters, each carrying four crew, in an area east of Torishima in the Izu Island chain during anti-submarine warfare training Saturday night.
Apr 21, 2024
At least one dead, seven missing after two MSDF helicopters crash off Izu Islands
The two aircraft were believed to have collided during a nighttime training anti-submarine drill, Defense Minister Minoru Kihara said.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lifts off at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2024
Boeing takes further blow after whistleblower alleges 787 ‘shortcuts’
Incorrect treatment of gaps between joined airframe segments could lead to "significant fatigue,” according to the former quality engineer.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Victorville, California, in 2019
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
Loss of engine cover on Southwest Boeing 737-800 prompts FAA investigation
No one was injured and Southwest Flight 3695 returned safely to Denver International Airport.
The Osprey provides vertical takeoff and landing like a helicopter but is also capable of flying at high speeds over long distances when operating as a conventional plane.
Apr 3, 2024
The Japan-U.S. alliance needs the versatile Osprey
In Japan, there has been an outsized and lingering concern about the aircraft’s safety. That concern is, frankly, misplaced,
A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The Jan. 5 blowout incident plunged Boeing into a new crisis five years after the second of two fatal crashes grounded the MAX.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2024
How Boeing's leadership was 'fired' by its own customers
With Boeing's major U.S. customers calling for a meeting without CEO Dave Calhoun, the company preempted their demands with a major upheaval.
A V-22 Osprey takes off from Ground Self-Defense Force's Camp Kisarazu in Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2024
Japan GSDF resumes Osprey flights near Tokyo after fatal U.S. crash
The Defense Ministry aims to relocate its Osprey fleet from Kisarazu to Saga in southwestern Japan by 2025.
A large-scale exercise of the Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marine Corps is carried out on Okinoerabu Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on March 10.
Mar 15, 2024
Authorities deny report of SDF chopper crash in southwestern Japan
The Joint Staff Office said it has confirmed the status of all SDF aircraft and found no information related to an accident.
A Ground Self-Defense Force UH-60JA helicopter
Mar 15, 2024
GSDF fails to determine exact cause of fatal 2023 chopper crash
The incident was the deadliest ever involving a GSDF aircraft, killing all 10 personnel on board.
A Boeing 737 Max aircraft at an airshow in Farnborough, England, in 2022. In early January, the door plug on an Alaska Air 737 Max 9 blew off shortly after takeoff from Portland, Oregon, prompting an explosive decompression.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 14, 2024
Boeing 737 Max probe still in dark over who caused door fail
The planemaker has said it’s unable to find the relevant records, and factory security footage that may have helped have been overwritten.
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 flies near Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
U.S. military resumes Osprey flights in Japan
The resumption came after Washington last week lifted a worldwide flight ban on the aircraft following a deadly crash last year.
An Alaska airlines Boeing 737 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on March 6. Boeing unveiled that it handed over 27 airplanes to customers in February, lagging the 49 notched by Airbus.
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing crisis derails airline growth plans as output stalls
Boeing’s crisis of confidence is spreading to the airlines that buy its jets, creating a massive bottleneck in an industry with limited choices.
A 737 Max 9 under construction at a Boeing production facility in Renton, Washington
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Boeing tells staff to take 'immediate' action on safety incidents
Of 89 production process audits recently conducted by the FAA, Boeing reportedly failed 33 of them with 97 instances of noncompliance.
The wreckage of a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter is salvaged by a vessel off Ikema Island in Okinawa Prefecture last May.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
GSDF probe fails to identify cause of deadly helicopter crash
The cause of the crash that killed all 10 on board could not be pinpointed because part of the flight recorder data was damaged.
Ground Self-Defense Force members disembark from a V-22 Osprey aircraft during an annual live-fire exercise at East Fuji Maneuver Area, in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Osprey safety concerns linger in Japan, despite U.S. reassurances
Critics have decried the lack of specifics about the cause of the deadly November crash as Tokyo and Washington tout "unprecedented" information-sharing.
Lion Air’s safety record has been in the spotlight over the years. The privately held carrier has suffered several hull losses, the industry term for aircraft damaged beyond repair.
Mar 10, 2024
Two Indonesian pilots suspended after falling asleep in cockpit
Flight 6723 was on its way to Jakarta from Sulawesi on Jan. 25 when neither the pilot or co-pilot responded to communications.
Batik Air said in a statement on Saturday that it "operates with adequate rest policy" and that it was "committed to implement all safety recommendations" after a January incident in which a pilot and co-pilot both feel asleep during a flight.
Mar 9, 2024
Indonesia to open probe after airline pilots fell asleep mid-flight
A pilot and co-pilot were simultaneously asleep for approximately 28 minutes during a domestic flight to Jakarta in January.
A U.S. V-22 Osprey lands on the USS Mesa Verde ship during excercises in the Baltic Sea in September.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 8, 2024
U.S. lifts Osprey flight ban, eyeing aircraft's return to Japan's skies
Tokyo and Washington will closely coordinate a timeline for resuming flights of Osprey V-22 aircraft in Japan, three months after a deadly accident.
Boeing has faced a series of quality control issues, most recently in a hair-raising incident in January when a door-sized panel blew off the fuselage of a Boeing 737 Max 9.
Mar 8, 2024
Wheel falls off Boeing passenger jet heading to Japan from U.S.
United Airlines said there were 249 people on board the Osaka-bound jet.
A man writes on a message board for passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 during a remembrance event in Kuala Lumpur in March 2019.
Mar 3, 2024
Malaysia mulls resuming search of missing MH370 as 10th anniversary nears
Flight MH370 vanished from radar less than 40 minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board.


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