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Boeing Suspends Deliveries Of 737 Max Jets

Boeing Suspends Deliveries Of 737 Max Jets

Boeing announced Thursday that it was suspending deliveries of its 737 Max jets to airlines after nearly every country grounded the plane following Sunday’s deadly crash in Ethiopia. “We continue to build the 737 Max airplanes while assessing how the situation, including potential capacity constraints, will impact our production system,” a Boeing spokesman said. This […]

At Least 25 Die In Train Crash At Cairo Station

At Least 25 Die In Train Crash At Cairo Station

 A speeding train crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, officials told Associated Press. At least 25 people died and at least 47 people were injured in the accident.  AP reports that photographs from the station showed charred bodies lying on […]

Helicopter Crash Leaves 18 Dead In Ethiopia

Helicopter Crash Leaves 18 Dead In Ethiopia

18 people, (15 military & 3 civilians) were killed when a military helicopter crashed. The helicopter was flying from Dire Dawa to Bishoftu. It crashed near Lumee Ejereetti wereda in east shewa zone, Addisu Arega Kitessa (via @addisu_arega) said. Addisu didn’t mention the cause of the accident. The helicopter belonged to the Ethiopian Air Force and the 15 […]

Air Force Helicopter Crashes

Air Force Helicopter Crashes

A Mi-17 attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in the northeast during a counter-insurgency operation. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed that the helicopter “suffered mishap”, noted that the aircraft had a significant damage but no life was lost. “The Chief of Air Staff, […]

Four Dead As Helicopter Crashes In Japan

Four Dead As Helicopter Crashes In Japan

Four men were killed Wednesday when a private helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of Japan, officials said. The chopper was discovered ablaze on a bridge in the small village of Ueno, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the capital Tokyo. “Four people on board were found dead,” a transport ministry official told AFP. […]

AIB Blames Human Error, Poor Regulation for Dana Crash

AIB Blames Human Error, Poor Regulation for Dana Crash

The failure of the pilot in command to take a strategic decision to return to base when the first engine of the ill-fated Dana Air Flight 992 failed 17 minutes into the flight led to its crash. The aircraft, with registration number 5N-RAM, crashed on June 3, 2012, killing 163 people on board and on […]

AirAsia Flight Bound For Malaysia Landed In Melbourne After Pilot Error

AirAsia Flight Bound For Malaysia Landed In Melbourne After Pilot Error

A flight to Malaysia from Sydney was diverted to Melbourne after its pilot entered incorrect coordinates of the plane’s starting position, an Australian aviation investigation report has found. Carrying 212 passengers, the AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur on March 10, 2015, was flying in the wrong direction after takeoff from Sydney, because the pilot […]

Nigerian Naira Tumbles 30 percent After Peg Removed

Nigerian Naira Tumbles 30 percent After Peg Removed

Nigeria’s naira slumped 30 percent against the dollar on Monday after the central bank removed its currency peg in an effort to alleviate the chronic foreign currency shortages choking growth in Africa’s biggest economy. The central bank sold $530 million for 280 naira per dollar at a special auction and later sold a further $86.5 […]