A Buk missile fired from a section of Ukraine controlled by rebels downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, investigators said.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
All 150 passengers and crew aboard a Germanwings flight traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, were killed after an Airbus A320 crashed in southern France.
Though it might be difficult to tell from the spate of news coverage over the course of the past year, but 2014 was a safer year for commercial flying than previous years, a new report suggests. Last year, the global jet accident rate was 0.23 hull loss accidents per million…
2014 was marked by several high-profile airline crashes, but it still remains one of the safer years on record, according to a number of sources.
February 16 – Nepal Airlines Flight 183, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6, crashes near Khidim about 74 kilometres southwest of Pokhara, Nepal, killing all 18 people on board. February 17 – Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702, a Boeing 767, is hijacked by the co-pilot while en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,…
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More than 760 people have been killed in air crashes during the first seven months of the year, the highest number since 2010. Yet, despite several high-profile crashes, including three within a week, involving commercial aircraft, 2014 doesn’t look to be the deadliest year on record, the numbers suggest.
Nearly 1,000 people have been killed in air crashes during the first seven months of the year, according to the Geneva-based Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on Thursday, July 17, over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
At least one American citizen was killed yesterday when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama said today before calling for an immediate cease-fire in the region.