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Virgin Australia Flight Diverts due to Bomb Threat

Friday, February 19, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Virgin Australia plane had to make an emergency landing at Brisbane International Airport in Queensland, Australia, on February 17. The plane was heading from Sydney International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport, California, when the airline received a bomb threat and decided to divert it for an emergency landing. The plane landed uneventfully.... »

FBI Claims Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing in North Dakota

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
By George Hatcher
FBI Claims Flight Attendant Created Hoax Forcing Emergency Landing in North Dakota

The Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges that a flight attendant, onboard a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines, created a hoax that led to an emergency landing at Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, North Dakota, on September 9. The documents submitted in the U.S. District Court in Bismarck allege that Justin Cox-Sever communicated... »

Turkish Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing due to Bomb Threat

Monday, August 17, 2015
By George Hatcher
Turkish Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing due to Bomb Threat

A Turkish Airlines Jet made an emergency landing at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 13th. Emergency was declared after authorities received a phone call that claimed there was a bomb in the plane. The flight was flying from Oslo, Norway to Istanbul, Turkey at the time. The plane landed safely and... »

Man Fined for Aer Lingus Jet Lockdown due to Ebola Scare

Sunday, November 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
Man Fined for Aer Lingus Jet Lockdown due to Ebola Scare

Aer Lingus flight EI433, carrying 142 passengers, was put in lockdown on Dublin airport, Ireland, on October 29. The incident happened after an Italian passenger wrote ‘Attentione Ebola’ on a coffee cup and handed it over to a crew member. According to an airport spokesperson, “A passenger on board an Aer Lingus flight from... »

Canada: Cathay Pacific Airbus Bomb Hoax, Fighter Escort

Sunday, May 16, 2010
By George Hatcher
Canada: Cathay Pacific Airbus Bomb Hoax, Fighter Escort

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Gary Claridge-king What: Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300 en route from Hong Kong (China) to Vancouver,BC Where: Canada When: May 15th 2010 Who: 280 passengers Why: While the flight was en route, the airline received a phone call that there was a bomb aboard. Over... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • News about plane crash in Rostov-on-Don not true
    MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. Russia's Emergencies Ministry has rejected media reports that a passenger plane disappeared from radars at the airport near Rostov-on-Don, the ministry's southern regional branch told TASS on Saturday. "The information is not true," they said. A source at Platov Airport ...
  • People gather in Moscow to light candles for plane crash victims
    (12 Feb 2018) People gathered outside the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on Monday night, to pay their respects to the 71 people killed in Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 regional jet, bound for Orsk in the southern Urals, crashed several minutes after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo ...
  • Nehru promoted Netaji crash theory without conclusive evidence
    It has been observed that Nehru, right from the beginning, tried to suppress facts on Netaji's disappearance and promoted the plane crash theory without any conclusive evidence to establish the same. If we accept Ashis Ray's contention that the Netaji mystery could not be solved as relationship ...
  • Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji's demise
    “As evidence became available from the mid-1950s, the only consistent story about Netaji's demise remains his death in a plane crash on 18 August 1945. For me personally, this fact was brought home most strikingly when I had the opportunity to be present during the interview of one of the survivors of ...
  • Commentary: Russian general plots our cyber downfall
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, observes a minute of silence with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) head Alexander Bortnikov, third right, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second right, and others before a meeting on Russian plane crash in Egypt, at Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, ...
  • 13 dead in Mexico plane crash near earthquake epicentre
    Mexico City [Mexico], Feb 17 (ANI): As many as 13 persons have been killed after a helicopter carrying officials, assessing the damage caused by a powerful earthquake, crashed in southern Mexico. Mexican state">state Oaxaca's attorney general's office said that 12 people were killed at the scene and ...
  • Candlelit vigil in Moscow in memory of plane crash dead
    (12 Feb 2018) A candle-lit vigil was held outside Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Monday evening for victims of Sunday's plane crash. The An-148 twi...
  • Lebanon's Al Bustan festival launches 25th edition with sense of 'mission accomplished'
    She won the seat previously held by her father, who died in a plane crash in the Mediterranean off Beirut in a heavy storm. Bustani, who had two small children, quickly determined she had no desire for a political life and stepped down after a year. With the outbreak of war in 1975, Bustani looked […]
  • Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today
    Bizarre 1980 Plane Crash That Left A Nation Stunned Is Still Baffling Experts Today Such was the case with the elusive Flight 870 from Italy, which crashed for reasons that still have not been determined. The mystery surrounding it continues to perplex not just surviving friends and family of those who ...
  • I Love to Read
    Captain Hiebert was killed in a plane crash in 1993 in northern Ontario. Shirley's career has been in health care, much of it in remote northern communities as a nurse practitioner and researcher. Her PhD research was done in collaboration with First Nations. Her newly released The Captain's Widow ...

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