News / World by Press Association 02/05/2018, 7:38 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A military cargo plane on a training mission crashed along a road near a US airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, authorities said. Black smoke rose into the sky from a section of the Air National Guard C-130 plane that appeared to have crashed into a median on the road. Firefighters later put out the blaze. Captain Jeff Bezore, a spokesman for the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Air Wing, said the crash killed at least five people. He said he could not say how many people in total were on the plane when it crashed in Savannah, Georgia. The Air Force said the plane belonged to the 156th Air Wing out of Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rico National Guard Spokesman Major Paul Dahlen told The Associated Press that all those aboard were Puerto Ricans who had recently left the US territory for a … [Read more...] about Five killed as military plane crashes near US airport
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IT'S everyone's worst fear - booking a flight to go on holiday then getting in a plane crash. What are the survival rates, are planes becoming safer to travel on and how can you stay safe if you find yourself in a crash? What are the survival rates for plane crashes? Tom Farrier, a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot, provided some figures on Quora. "In 2016 there were about 163 aviation 'accidents' worldwide, including those involving business jets and military transports as well as jet and propeller airliners. "A grand total of 24 resulted in fatalities, meaning only about 15 per cent of all accidents in this grouping - which themselves are extremely rare events - actually resulted in lives being lost." 2017 was the safest year in history for commercial airlines, with no passenger plane crashes anywhere in the world - despite more flights being made than ever before. 2015 saw 471 fatalities, and 2014 had 864. In 2013, there were 265 deaths relating to passengers on aircraft. … [Read more...] about What are the survival rates for plane crashes, how many are there in a year and how can you stay safe in a crash?
The first bodies from this week's crash of an Algerian plane, which claimed 257 lives, have been identified, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. The identified bodies will be handed over to families of the victims for burial, the ministry added in a statement. On Wednesday, the Russian-made Ilyushin Il-76 plane crashed in a farm field in the vicinity of the Boufarik airbase outside the capital, Algiers. It is believed to be Algeria's worst aviation disaster. Algerian army chief-of-staff Ahmed Gaid Salah paid last respects to the identified dead at a military hospital and said the identification process must be expedited. The dead included 10 crew members. Most of those on the flight were military personnel and their family members. The cause of the crash remains unclear. Algeria has seen a series of air crashes in recent years. In 2003, an airliner with national carrier Air Algerie crashed after one of its engines caught fire following take-off from the southern city of Tamanrasset en … [Read more...] about 1st group of Algeria plane crash victims identified, ministry says
A total of 257 people have been killed after an Algerian military plane crashed near the country's capital. The cause was unclear and an investigation has been launched, the country's defence ministry said in a statement.It added that ten crew members and 247 passengers - mostly soldiers and their relatives - died in the crash.The jet came down in farmland close to Boufarik airport near Algiers and emergency services have been sent to the crash site.Black smoke could be seen rising near a motorway in footage broadcast on Algerian television, with a crowd of officials also visible in a field next to the crash site.The tail fin of a plane could also be seen above olive trees, with smoke and flames billowing from the wreckage.A row of white body bags could be seen on the ground next to the jet.The country's state news agency said the Soviet-designed Il-76 plane was heading to Bechar in the south west of the country when it came down some 20 miles (30km) from Algiers soon after … [Read more...] about Algerian military plane crash death toll rises to 257
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Instagram stars among 6 dead in TPC Scottsdale plane crash Investigators are working to determine whether a small airplane that crashed on a Scottsdale golf course was equipped to carry that many people. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 5 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jason Pohl, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 12:45 p.m. ChT April 11, 2018 | Updated 10:09 p.m. ChT April 11, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 5 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Investigators are working to determine whether a small airplane that crashed on a Scottsdale golf course, killing all six aboard, was equipped to carry that many people, including … [Read more...] about Instagram stars among 6 dead in TPC Scottsdale plane crash