10 killed in cargo plane crash in Ghana’s capital

A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana’s capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said. The crash occurred in Accra near Kotoka International Airport, which sits near newly built […]

ET 409: Report blames pilot error for Ethiopia Airlines crash

The crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane off the coast of Lebanon two years ago which killed all 90 people on board was caused by pilot error, according to a Lebanese report on Tuesday which was challenged by the airline. The Boeing 737-800 plane, bound for Addis Ababa, crashed minutes after taking off from Beirut […]

Plane crash in Libya ‘kills more than 100 on board’

A passenger plane has crashed in Libya, killing more than 100 people on board, officials in the capital Tripoli say. The Airbus 330 crashed on landing at Tripoli airport after a flight from Johannesburg, Afriqiya Airways said. Sixty-one Dutch nationals were among the 93 passengers, a Dutch tourism official says. A Dutch boy was the […]

ET409: Pilot error, inexperience blamed for the crash

The preliminary report on the crash of Ethiopian airliner flight ET409 in Lebanon in which all 90 people on board died earlier this year, indicates that both the pilot’s and co-pilot’s inexperience with the jet was “certainly behind the accident”, according to local reports. The pilot had one month of experience with the Boeing 737-800 […]

ET409: Hariri to brief families of victims on crash report

Prime Minister Saad Hariri informed ministers that he would brief the families of the victims of the Ethiopian plane crash on the investigative committee’s preliminary report on the incident, Information Minister Tarek Mitri said following the Wednesday meeting of the cabinet. Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi proposed for ministers relevant to the investigation […]