Bird strike may have caused deadly Canadian Snowbirds jet crash, ministry says

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A preliminary investigation into the crash of a Canadian Snowbirds aerobatics team jet that killed one crew member and seriously injured another may have been caused by a bird strike, Canada’s defense ministry said on Monday. In a joint statement, Canada’s department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces said a detailed analysis of video footage

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Crashed Pakistan plane hit runway three times on first approach, minister says

ISLAMABAD/PARIS (Reuters) – The captain of a Pakistani airliner that crashed last week, killing 97 people on board, approached Karachi airport without announcing he couldn’t open his landing gear and hit the runway three times, a government minister said on Thursday. Search teams recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 that crashed

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Pakistani PIA plane carrying 99 crashes in Karachi, many feared dead

KARACHI (Reuters) – An Airbus plane with 99 on board crashed into a residential area of the Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday while on approach to the airport, with at least one passenger surviving but many others feared dead, officials said. Smoke billowed from the scene where the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight came down, some roofs had caved

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Canadian lawyers file lawsuit against Iran over victims of downed Ukrainian plane

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian lawyers, who previously successfully sued Iran, are seeking class action status in a lawsuit on behalf of victims aboard a Ukrainian plane shot down over Tehran last month, looking for at least C$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) in compensation. The suit names Iran, its supreme leader, the elite Revolutionary Guards and others as defendants. Iran admitted its

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UAE says Emirates pilots did not monitor settings in 2016 crash

(Reuters) – Pilots of an Emirates passenger jet that crashed in 2016 while attempting to abort a landing in Dubai failed to notice that the Boeing 777’s engine thrust settings remained too low and cut short a procedure, investigators said on Thursday. All 300 passengers and crew were safely evacuated but a firefighter died tackling flames after the Boeing 777-300,

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Great Britain crash out of ATP Cup to Australia as heartbroken Jamie Murray kicks himself for missing ‘ridiculous’ shot – The Sun

HEARTBROKEN British tennis stars wasted FOUR match points before crashing out of the ATP Cup quarter-finals against Australia. With the tie levelled at 1-1 after the singles action, it was down to doubles pairing of Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury to upset the hosts in Sydney. Yet despite winning the opening set, they were unable to secure the victory, losing

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