Hanoi police on the lookout for person behind plane crash rumor at int’l airport

Soldiers and rescue forces are searching for victims of the accident (Source: EPA/VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) - Bad weather caused a Myanmar military plane with 122 people on board to crash last month, local authority announced on July 19, saying it is one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the country's history. Recordings from the black box showed that the plane had gone into a nosedive after ice built up on the wings and a sudden increase in crosswinds caused the engine to stall, said state media. Investigators concluded that the crash was not from…... [read more]

LE BOURGET, France: Airbus and Boeing wheeled out the usual round of order announcements at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday (Jun 21), but alongside the big ticket purchases, the aerospace rivals are also eyeing the lucrative maintenance and servicing market as they seek to boost growth. Airbus and Boeing are both looking to target the lucrative maintenance market in the coming years. (AFP/ERIC PIERMONT) Boeing finalised an order for three 787 Dreamliners to Israeli carrier El Al and inked a memorandum of understanding with leasing…... [read more]

Television footage showed the plane crashed upside down in the wreckage of a burnt-out house as firefighters and rescue officials scoured the smoking ruins. Several other houses nearby also appeared to be badly damaged. NHK said two men inside the small plane, which was carrying five people, were killed. A woman who was inside one of the houses was also killed and five people were injured, it said. "I heard a tremendous sound like a truck crashed into a house... When I looked outside from a window, fire was flaring up," an unidentified woman told NHK. "The fire was blazing…... [read more]

A mass to pray for the victims’ will be held at St Josef Cathedral on Nha Tho street at 18:30 on April 15. The Polish Embassy in Vietnam is grateful to Vietnamese state and government leaders, organisations and individuals for their condolences after the tragic deaths of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and several senior Polish officials. The announcement, made on April 12, stressed that the accident was one of the most terrible disasters in the country’s recent history. The Polish President died while flying to Smolensk in Russian from Warsaw to mark the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre…... [read more]

Boeing 777-300 ER was reported to disappear at 02:40 local time on March 8 after leaving Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. It was expected to land in Beijing at 06:30 the same day. Among the passengers, 152 were Chinese nationals, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians, 7 Australians, 4 Americans, 3 French, 2 each from New Zealand, Ukraine, and Canada, and 1 each from Russia, Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands, and Austria. The plane was said to lose contact with Malaysia’s air traffic control centre after departing from Kuala Lumpur. The Vietnam Defence Ministry reported the plane had gone off the radar…... [read more]

At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on July 18, Vietnamese ambassador to the UN Le Hoai Trung said he had just learned that three unidentified passengers aboard the plane were from Vietnam. Addressing the UN meeting, ambassador Trung asked for an independent investigation into the cause of the tragic crash. The plane was carrying a total of 298 people on board, including the crew, when it was downed. Among the victims were 189 Dutch people. A spokesperson for the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July said Vietnam was saddened by the crash and…... [read more]

The three victims, who also have Dutch nationality, were Nguyen Ngoc Minh (born September 15, 1977), and her two children: Dang Minh Chau (May 23, 1997), and Dang Quoc Huy (March 1, 2001). They were among 298 people aboard Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was shot down on July 17 in Eastern Ukraine. Malaysian Airlines (MAS) on July 18 announced that three passengers of Vietnamese origin took MH17 plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying Dutch passport. At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on July 18, Vietnamese ambassador to the US Le…... [read more]

Rescue helicopters assemble near the site in the French Alps where an Airbus 320 operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings crashed. It's believed all 150 passengers and crew on board were killed. The flight was travelling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf when it went down high in the mountain range. One minute after reaching cruising altitude, the plane began descending...falling for eight minutes before the crash, according to Germanwings Managing Director Thomas Winkelmann. "The aircraft's contact with French radar, French air traffic controllers ended at 10.53 am at an altitude of about 6,000 feet. The plane then crashed," he said. The accident happened…... [read more]

"For the moment we know there were 113 people (on board). It looks like there are no survivors," Air Marshal Agus Supriatna told Metro TV in the Sumatra city of Medan, adding that some of the passengers were air force families. The crash of the aircraft, a C-130B Hercules aircraft that went into service half a century ago, is bound to put a fresh spotlight on Indonesia's woeful air safety record and its ageing planes. Officials said the plane plunged into a built-up area of Medan, one of Indonesia's largest cities. Eye witnesses said it appeared to explode shortly before…... [read more]

"Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370," Prime Minister Najib Razak said in an early morning televised address. The announcement, by providing the first direct evidence that the plane crashed in the ocean, closes a chapter in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history but still gives families of the 239 victims little clue as to why. "Although they found something, you know, it’s not the end,"…... [read more]

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