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Foremost Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, Dies In Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

Foremost Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi, Dies In Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

A Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, was among the 155 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya.   Mr Adesanmi who holds Nigerian and Canadian citizenship was a prominent columnist on PREMIUM TIMES and […]

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa crashed en route on Sunday morning, leaving no survivors, the airline has announced. First news of the crash came in an announcement from the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which said on Twitter that it “would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those […]

65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

65 passengers Die In Iran Plane Crash

The entire 65 passengers and crew in an Iranian airplane are reportedly feared dead after the plane crashed in central Iran on Sunday. Reuters reports that the plane crashed after the domestic flight flying to the southwestern city of Yasuj came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesperson for Iranian carrier Aseman […]

All 92 On Syria-bound Russian Military Jet Killed In Crash, Including 60 from Red Army Choir

All 92 On Syria-bound Russian Military Jet Killed In Crash, Including 60 from Red Army Choir

A Russian military plane carrying 92 people, including dozens of Red Army Choir singers, dancers and orchestra members, crashed into the Black Sea on its way to Syria on Sunday, killing everyone on board, Russian authorities said. The Russian Defence Ministry said one of its TU-154 Tupolev planes had disappeared from radar screens at 0525 […]

Tanzania: No Injuries As Plane Lands On Maize Field

Tanzania: No Injuries As Plane Lands On Maize Field

Aviation experts from Dar es Salaam will arrive here today to investigate yesterday’s incident in which a light aircraft heading to Zanzibar was forced to land on a maize field shortly after taking off from Arusha Airport. An official of Coastal Aviation confirmed yesterday that the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) was sending experts to […]

South Africa: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Shortly After Taking Off in Mpumalanga

South Africa: 3 Killed After Plane Crashes Shortly After Taking Off in Mpumalanga

Three people were killed when their light aircraft crashed on a mountain immediately after taking off in Mpumalanga, the South African Police Services posted on its Facebook page on Sunday. According to the post, the victims – two men and one woman – had not yet been identified, but were believed to be from Mpumalanga. […]

6 Die In Virginia Plane Crash

6 Die In Virginia Plane Crash

Six people died Friday when a small private aircraft crashed at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia, according to state police. The plane was attempting to land, but pulled back up at the end of the runway. “It attempted to abort the landing and take off again,” Sgt. F.L. Tyler of the Virginia State Police told […]

EgyptAir MS804 Crash Still a Mystery After Body Part And Seats Found

EgyptAir MS804 Crash Still a Mystery After Body Part And Seats Found

Debris from the missing EgyptAir plane including a “body part”, two seats and suitcases were found floating in the Mediterranean on Friday. But investigators appeared no closer to explaining why flight MS804 suddenly plunged into the sea killing all 66 on board during a routine flight between Paris and Cairo. Egyptian naval vessels found the […]

#EgyptAir: French President Confirms Plane Crash

#EgyptAir: French President Confirms Plane Crash

French President, François Hollande, has confirmed that the missing EgyptAir MS804 flight actually crashed. The plane is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean sea between Egypt and Greek. According the UK Guardian, the Hollande issued the confirmation while speaking at a press conference. Hollande said: “It was feared that this plane had crashed. The information […]