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U.S. military plane made 'illegal entry' over Venezuela: Maduro

Caracas - A US military surveillance plane made "illegal entry" into Venezuela's airspace last week, President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday, accusing America of trying to meddle in his beleaguered country.

IS claims capture of Syrian pilot after shooting down plane

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group on Friday captured a Syrian pilot alive after shooting down his plane east of Damascus, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said. Amaq gave the pilot's name as Azzam Eid, from Hama.

Syria Qaeda downs regime plane, captures pilot

Aleppo - Al-Qaeda shot down a government warplane over the town of Al-Eis in northern Syria on Tuesday and captured one crew member alive, a rebel source and a monitoring group said.

Egypt's Sisi says Russian plane downed by 'terrorism'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that "terrorism" caused a Russian plane crash in the Sinai Peninsula in October that killed 224 people."Has terrorism ended? No...

Nepal plane crashes, killing all 23 on board

Kathmandu - Rescuers have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Wednesday, killing all 23 people on board, officials said.

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

Kathmandu - Rescue teams were Wednesday scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children.

Turkish claims of airspace violation 'propaganda': Russia

Moscow - The Russian defence ministry Saturday dismissed as "baseless propaganda" Turkish claims of a new airspace violation by a Russian fighter jet, in the latest spat between the two countries.

Erdogan warns Russia will 'face consequences' after airspace violation

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Russia it will "face consequences" after Ankara accused Moscow of a new violation of its airspace.

NATO warns Russia to 'respect' alliance airspace after Turkey violation

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday warned Russia it must "fully respect" alliance airspace as key member Turkey blasted Moscow for "irresponsible behaviour" over a new violation.

Turkey accuses Russia of new airspace violation

Ankara - Turkey on Saturday accused Russia of a fresh violation of its airspace, warning Moscow it would "face consequences" as relations between the two countries hit a new post-Cold War low.

Turkey would have acted differently if it had known jet was Russian: Erdogan

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Turkey would have acted differently if it had known a warplane its forces downed on the Syrian border was Russian.

No war with Turkey over 'planned provocation' jet downing: Lavrov

Moscow - Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday said the downing of its fighter jet by Turkey appeared to be a "planned provocation" but said the countries would not go to war over the incident.

Co-pilot pressing wrong number on an iPad led to plane tailstrike

An incident which saw an airplane's tail strike the runway during take-off from Sydney was caused by the co-pilot pressing the wrong number on an iPad screen, according to a report today. He pressed 6 instead of 7 when entering the plane's weight.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

Small plane crashes into Bogota bakery, 4 killed

Estanzuela - A small plane crashed into a bakery in a crowded area of Colombia's capital, killing four people and injuring several others, authorities said.

Two Turkish jets harassed by unidentified MIG-29 on Syrian border

Ankara - Two Turkish F-16 jets were harassed by an unidentified MIG-29 aircraft on the Syrian border a day after a Russian fighter plane violated Turkish airspace, the military said on Monday.

American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane to Hawaii

Los Angeles - Last month, American Airlines violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations when it accidentally flew the wrong plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Las Vegas jet fire engine is safe, maker says

Los Angeles - The manufacturer of the engine that burst into flames on a British Airways jet in Las Vegas said Wednesday that other aircraft powered by the GE90 engines were still safe to fly.

British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas, several injured

Las Vegas - A London-bound British Airways jet caught fire as it was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, prompting the crew to abort takeoff and evacuate terrified passengers.

Pilot killed in collision at Swiss air show: Police

Ginebra - A pilot was killed when two small stunt planes collided Sunday at an air show in northern Switzerland, police said.The second pilot managed to eject from his plane and parachuted to the ground after the 0915 GMT (11:15 am) collision in Dittingen.

First of two flight recorders from Indonesia jet found near crash

Jakarta - Disaster workers have located one of two electronic flight recorders that could reveal why a Indonesian passenger plane carrying hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency aid for impoverished families crashed in Papua province.

Rescuers rush to mountainous region to find Indonesia plane crash

Jayapura - Scores of emergency workers in Indonesia were rushing Sunday to the mountains of Papua province after a commercial flight was reported missing and villagers reported seeing a plane crash.

Nine dead in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

Juneau - A sightseeing plane crashed into a granite rock face in southeast Alaska killing all nine people on board, US police said.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

Spilt coffee 'caused Serb president's plane plunge'

Belgrade - A co-pilot who spilt coffee on the instrument panel of the Serbian president's plane and then hit an emergency button while trying to mop it up, caused the jet to plunge, an investigation showed Tuesday.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

Frankfurt - Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Wednesday the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Ten killed in Uruguay plane crash

Maldonado - Ten people were killed when their plane plummeted into a large body of water in eastern Uruguay, rescue officials said on Friday.

Harrison Ford 'battered but OK' after LA plane crash

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Harrison Ford was injured when the small plane he was flying suffered engine failure and crash-landed on a golf course outside Los Angeles, officials said.

Deadly venomous scorpion attacks man on plane

A man has suffered severe pain, nausea and hallucinations after being stung by a venomous scorpion that made it on to a flight in South America. The species is believed to have been deadly.
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