Tag - air-accidents



An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 is grounded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday.
Jan 7, 2024
U.S. regulator orders temporary grounding of some 737 Max jets after mishap
The move affects about 171 planes worldwide, according to a statement by the U.S. regulator.
Boeing's 737 Max 9 under construction at the company's production facility in Renton, Washington, in 2017.
Jan 6, 2024
Alaska Air grounds Boeing 737 Max 9 fleet after fuselage blowout
The airline is taking the "precautionary step” to temporarily ground the fleet of 65 planes until completion of full maintenance and inspection.
Authorities examine the burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Thursday.
Jan 4, 2024
Details emerge about moments before deadly Haneda Airport collision
Key questions remain unanswered as transcript sheds light on communications between control tower and the two jets involved in the accident.
The burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane lies on the tarmac at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday. AFP-JIJI
Jan 4, 2024
One of aviation’s biggest challenges played out on a Tokyo runway
Authorities across the globe are aware of the need to prevent runway incursions — lessons from the Haneda crash may bring us a step closer to eliminating them.
Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, left, the pilot responsible for miraculously soft landing in New York's Hudson River in 2009, celebrates on a ferry in Manhattan on Jan. 15, 2010.
WORLD / Society
Jan 4, 2024
Beyond Haneda: Other 'miracle' air crash evacuations
The collision at Haneda Airport killed 5 aboard the coast guard plane, but all 379 people on the JAL passenger jet survived.
A man looks out at the burnt wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 4, 2024
Japan Airlines estimates loss of about $105 million from collision
The loss of the aircraft will be covered by insurance, the company said, adding it was assessing the impact on its fiscal 2023 earnings forecast.
Officials examine the burned wreckage of a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the tarmac at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Jan 3, 2024
A collision, a jet on fire and a 'miracle' evacuation in Tokyo
Passengers and aviation experts are crediting the disciplined response of both staff and travelers for what’s being called a miracle evacuation.
A Japan Airlines (JAL) passenger plane burns on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday.
Jan 3, 2024
Runway safety concerns in focus as Japan probes Tokyo crash
The collision of two airplanes at Haneda Airport comes just weeks after the global airline industry heard fresh warnings about runway safety.
An aerial view shows the burnt Japan Airlines Airbus A350 plane after a collision with a Japan Coast Guard aircraft at Haneda Airport in Tokyo
Jan 3, 2024
Japan Coast Guard plane not cleared for takeoff before collision: transcripts
Transcripts of traffic control instructions released by authorities appeared to show the Japan Airlines passenger plane had been given permission to land.
A Japan Airlines plane burning at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Tuesday evening
Jan 2, 2024
Five dead after Japan Airlines jet collides with coast guard plane at Haneda Airport
All 379 people on board the JAL plane exited safely but five of the six people on the coast guard plane died, with the captain sustaining serious injuries.
A Ground Self-Defense Force V-22 Osprey aircraft takes part in a live-fire exercise at the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
U.S. and Japan defense chiefs call Osprey safety 'top priority'
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara asked that the U.S. military not resume Osprey flights until the aircraft's safety could be ensured.
A Maritime Self-Defense Force warship searches for the crashed CV-22 Osprey off Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 5, 2023
Japan defense chief says concerns linger after U.S. Osprey crew remains found
Dive teams have found the remains of five more crew members from a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that crashed off southwestern Japan last week.
Masashi Yamaguchi teaches at the cram school he runs in Nara in August.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 8, 2023
Man who lost father in downing of Korean passenger jet recalls struggle
Four decades later, he still feels the weight of gratitude for his now-deceased mother, who had to raise him and his sisters alone.
Police officers keep guard at a checkpoint near the site of the crash of a private jet linked to Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin in the Tver region, Russia, on Aug. 24.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 30, 2023
Russia will not probe Prigozhin crash under international rules
Prigozhin, two top lieutenants of his Wagner Group and four bodyguards were among 10 people who died when the Embraer Legacy 600 crashed north of Moscow.
Three MV-22B tilt-rotor Ospreys fly in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney in June 2017. A U.S. Marine Osprey crashed on a remote island north of Australia's mainland while taking part in military exercises on Sunday.
Aug 28, 2023
Three U.S. Marines die in Osprey crash during Australia drills
Australian personnel were not involved in the crash that occurred during Exercise Predator's Run 2023.
A woman lays flowers at a makeshift memorial for Yevgeny Prigozhin in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 27, 2023
Russia says genetic tests confirm Wagner chief Prigozhin died in plane crash
The private jet crashed two months to the day after Prigozhin led an abortive mutiny against the Russian Army's top brass.
A man prays at a memorial for the victims of a deadly 1985 Japan Airlines crash in the village of Ueno, Gunma Prefecture, on Saturday.
Aug 12, 2023
Victims mourned on 38th anniversary of 1985 Japan Airlines crash
The crash killed 520 passengers and crew in the world's deadliest single-aircraft accident.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2023
Memorial service held for victims of April GSDF chopper crash
The Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating the cause of the accident by analyzing the salvaged wreckage and the helicopter's flight data recorders.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2023
Passenger planes make contact on taxiway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport
The incident involving Thai Airways and a Eva Airways planes led to the temporary closure of one of its four runways.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2023
Fighter jets chase small plane in Washington area before it crashes in Virginia
The fighter jets prompted a sonic boom over the U.S. capital in an attempt to pursue with the errant Cessna Citation, causing consternation among people in the Washington area.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world