Pakistani chopper goes down in Afghanistan; occupants feared held by Taliban

World Aug 5, 2016

Pakistani chopper goes down in Afghanistan; occupants feared held by Taliban

A Pakistani government helicopter crash-landed in Taliban-held territory in neighboring Afghanistan on Thursday and all passengers and crew are feared to have been captured by the insurgents, officials said. The helicopter went down in Logar province, close to the Afghan-Pakistan border — an increasingly lawless ...

World Mar 8, 2016

ICAO boosts real-time tracking of planes in distress after MH370 disappearance

The U.N.'s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization's governing council approved proposals for planes to carry tracking devices that ...

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

World Nov 24, 2015

Marines lay fatal Oahu Osprey crash mainly to pilot error

The U.S. Marine Corps said Monday that pilot error was the main cause of the fatal crash of an MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft in Hawaii in May. "The investigation found the main contributing factors to this mishap were pilot performance and an improper site survey" of ...

Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Asia Pacific Aug 17, 2015

Papua search for crashed, aging turboprop plane gets underway

Search and rescue teams prepared to scour mountainous, heavily forested terrain on Monday in Indonesia's eastern region of Papua where a passenger plane with 54 people on board crashed, officials said. Heavy cloud initially delayed plans for an aerial survey to locate the Trigana Air ...