Tag: Crash

Six dead in Ireland plane crash

DUBLIN - A commuter plane crashed and burst into flames as it tried to land at Cork airport in southern Ireland on Thursday, killing six people and injuring another six, officials said. The accident happened as the turboprop aircraft travelling from Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland with 12 people on board made its third attempt to touch down in fog.
"I can confirm that we have six fatalities and six people are in hospital," Cork County Council spokesman Tom O'Sullivan

Federer sets record, Henin and Venus crash out

MELBOURNE - Defending champion Roger Federer got back on track with a record 57th win at the Australian Open Friday as Justine Henin crashed and Venus Williams was forced out with a painful muscle injury.Men's third seed Novak Djokovic, women's number one Caroline Wozniacki and Russian Maria Sharapova also reached the last 16 as temperatures soared at Melbourne Park. But Williams departed in dramatic circumstances as she screamed in pain and limped to her chair after just one game of

Saudi Arabia crash out of Asian Cup

DOHA - Jordan dumped three-times champions Saudi Arabia out of the Asian Cup on Thursday with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a goalkeeping howler by Waleed Abdullah. It has been a traumatic few days for Saudi Arabia, whose quest for a first Asian Cup since 1996 got off to a disastrous start when they were beaten 2-1 by outsiders Syria in their opening game on Sunday.
Portuguese Jose Peseiro, who had already been under severe pressure for failing to get Saudi Arabia to the World Cup,

35 survive Iranian air crash, 70 killed

TEHRAN - An airliner with Iran Air crashed on Sunday near a northwestern city in bad weather and broke into pieces, killing at least 70 of the 105 people on board, state news agency IRNA reported.
"Based on information received so far, 70 people have been killed and 32 injured" in the crash, Heydar Heydari, deputy head of the Iranian Red Crescent, told IRNA. The Mehr news agency quoting a medical official as reporting that 70 bodies had been transferred to hospitals.

Medvedev fires space chiefs after satellite crash

MOSCOW - President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday fired two top space officials and reprimanded the space agency chief after a launch failure caused Russia to delay the deployment of its own navigation system.
This month's failed launch of three Glonass-M orbiters marked a humiliating setback to the country's efforts to introduce a global rival to the US Global Positioning System.
A presidential statement said Energia Vice President Vyacheslav Filin and Roskosmos deputy head

Kallis unhurt after car crash

CAPE TOWN: South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis escaped unhurt after being involved in a car crash on Tuesday. Kallis's car collided with the gate of a house in Wynberg, a suburb of Cape Town, in the early hours of Tuesday but the 35-year-old player was not injured and will be able to play in South Africa's Boxing Day test against India in Durban.
"Jacques did have a very minor accident which left his car and somebody's gate post damaged. But he is absolutely fine," Kallis's

Continental, welder guilty in Concorde crash trial

PONTOISE: A French court on Monday found Continental Airlines and a mechanic at the airline guilty of involuntary manslaughter for their role in the 2000 Concorde crash that spelled the end of the supersonic airliner. The airline, now United Continental Holdings following a merger, and aerospace group EADS must split 70-30 any damages payable to families of victims of the crash, which killed 113 people, the court ruled.
The verdict exposes Continental and EADS to damages claims

Russia crash landing kills Dagestan leader’s brother

MOSCOW: The brother of a Russian regional leader was one of two passengers killed in a crash landing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Saturday that also injured 82 people, the Investigations Committee said on Sunday.
The incident "lead to the death of two passengers, and 82 were hospitalised.
Among the dead...(is) Gadzhimurad Magomedov," a statement on the Investigations Committee website said.
Magomedov, 49, is the brother of the president of Russia's Republic of

Chaotic Australia crash all out on first day

ADELAIDE: England backed up a sensational three-wicket start inspired by James Anderson to bowl out Australia for 245 on an extraordinary opening day of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
Australia got off to their worst Test start in 60 years at two for three in the opening three overs and then lost their last five wickets for 38 to hand England the inside running on a crucial early victory in the series. It was a horror performance by Australia,

Karachi crash death toll rises to 11

KARACHI: Death toll rose to 11, including eight crew members, as a Russian-made cargo plane crashed in the Naval area near Dalmian in Karachi soon after taking off from airport in the wee hours of Sunday, officials said.
Senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA), Pakistan Navy and other law enforcement agencies visited the scene while investigation into the incident would take a few days, Pakistan Today learnt.
Sindh Health Minister Sagheer Ahmed has sent the

Air Blue plane crash investigation making no headway

ISLAMABAD: Investigations into the Air Blue plane crash in Islamabad on July 28 are making no headway despite passage of some months and people fear that the probe might not reach a conclusion, Pakistan Today has learnt.
"Members of the investigation team have so far been unable to find the cause of the deadly crash that resulted in the death of 152 passengers on board the ill-fated plane early this year," a senior government official said, seeking anonymity. "More disturbing