Blue Origin space tourist dies in plane crash

WASHINGTON: US businessman Glen de Vries, who flew into space with “Star Trek” actor William Shatner on last month’s Blue Origin flight, has died in a plane crash. The small aircraft came down in Hampton Township, New Jersey, about 60

Eleven dead, 98 injured after train derails in Egypt

CAIRO: Eleven people were killed and 98 injured in a train accident in Egypt’s Qalioubia province north of Cairo. The train was heading from Cairo to the Nile Delta city of Mansoura when four carriages derailed at 1:54 PM, about

Taiwan minister accepts responsibility for train crash

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s transport minister said on Sunday he would not deny his responsibility for a deadly train crash even as his resignation offer was rejected amid growing questions over safety lapses that could have contributed to the disaster. In the

Taiwan seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

TAIPEI: Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is believed to have caused a train accident in which at least 50 people died. The crash, Taiwan’s worst rail accident in seven decades, occurred

At least 36 killed in Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI: At least 36 people were killed and some 70 remain trapped in wreckage after a Taiwan train derailed in a tunnel on Friday when it apparently hitting a truck. The crash, which also injured more than 40 passengers, is

Four soldiers martyred as army helicopter crashes in Gilgit-Baltistan

RAWALPINDI: Four soldiers were martyred when a Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter crashed in Minimarg area of Gilgit-Baltistan. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the helicopter was carrying the body of a martyred soldier Sepoy Abdul Qadeer to Combined Military Hospital

9 killed as two army helicopters collide in Afghanistan

KABUL: At least nine people were killed after two Afghan army helicopters collided in midair in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province. The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said two Afghan National Army (ANA) MI-17 helicopters “crashed due to technical issues” in

22 dead in Ukraine military plane crash

KYIV: At least 22 people including military cadets were killed and two others were seriously injured when a Ukrainian air force plane crashed near Kharkiv in the east of the country. Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the death toll,

Pilot, air traffic controller held responsible for PIA crash

ISLAMABAD: A preliminary report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight No. PK-8303 crash in Karachi has held the pilot and air traffic controller responsible for the incident. According to the report, investigators said he pilot did not follow the

FIA forms JIT to investigate PIA crash in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has formed a Joint Investigation Team to investigate the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-8303 crash in Karachi. The team was formed on the recommendations of the Senate Standing on Interior which had taken notice

PIA crash provisional report to be released on June 22: Minister

ISLAMABAD Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar on Thursday said the provisional investigation report of PIA airplane crash will be brought before the cabinet and public on 22nd June. Addressing a media briefing, the federal minister said the investigation process will be

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed PIA plane found

KARACHI: The investigation team probing the crash of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 in a residential area Karachi has found the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft. PIA spokesman said the cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the

Airbus team arriving in Karachi to investigate PIA plane crash

KARACHI: A team of aircraft manufacturer Airbus is expected to arrive in Karachi on Monday (today) to assist the investigation of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on Friday. 97

PIA crash tragedy

Amid the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, the nation has been struck with another tragedy. A PIA passenger aircraft crashed on Friday near Karachi airport just moments before it was about to land. There were 91 passengers aboard the ill-fated

PIA crashed aircraft was declared fit to fly last month

KARACHI: The ill-fated aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines, which crashed in Karachi on Friday, was declared fit for flights till October 25, 2020. The Chief Engineer Quality Assurance at Jinnah International Airport conducted an assessment on 28 April 2020 and

21 victims killed in PIA plane crash identified: PIA spokesperson

KARACHI: A passenger plane belonging to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crashed near the Jinnah airport on Friday The Airbus A320  aircraft crashed near a residential area of Jinnah Garden in Model Colony area near Malir Cantt. The aircraft was traveling

PIA crash: 97 bodies recovered as relief, rescue work underway

KARACHI: The relief and rescue work at the site of a plane crash near Karachi airport is underway and 97 dead bodies have been recovered from the debris while the two survivors of the crash are under treatment in the

Stock market crash

The shares at Pakistan Stock Exchange took a hammering once again as the KSE-100 index plunged by 1,716 points yesterday. The stock market was also halted for 45 minutes after a similar measure was adopted during Monday’s bloodbath. However, when

PSX crashes by 1716 points as global stocks sink over coronavirus

KARACHI: There was carnage at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Thursday as stocks plunged over 4.77 percent within a day due to global risks and economic effects of the novel coronavirus. The benchmark KSE 100 index plunged by a

US military plane crashes in Afghanistan

KABUL: A plane which US officials described as a small military aircraft crashed in a Taliban-controlled area of central Afghanistan on Monday. The Aghan Taliban claimed to have brought it down but US officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity