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Two people die in a microlight accident in Pont-à-Celles (Belgian province of Hainaut)

Two people (a man and a woman identified as Olivier Masson and Ghislaine Neuforge) died in the accident of a microlight that crashed this...

No survivors among the 9 people onboard King Air twin-engine that crashed near Dillingham Airfield, Hawaii

On 21 June around 18:30, a Beechcraft A90 King Air twin-engine (N256TA) went down near Dillingham Airfield, Hawaii, United States. The aircraft - owned...

A Tecnam P92 microlight aircraft crashed at Walshoutem (Flemish Brabant, Belgium)

On 19 June, a Tecnam P92 microlight aircraft, registered OO-H18 crashed near the E40 motorway at Walshoutem, Belgium. This Tecnam P92, owned by Aéro Club...

Airbus A330 submerged in Turkey’s Edirne to boost scuba-diving tourism

After last week's submerging of a Boeing 747 in Bahrain, another aircraft was submerged last Friday (14 June). This time in Saros Bay, Edirne,...

United Airlines Boeing 757 suffers extreme hard landing at Newark

On 15 June, a United Airlines Boeing 757-200 (reg. N26123) suffered a hard landing at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The aircraft skidded left...

[Płock Air Picnic 2019] Yakovlev Yak-52 falls into Vistula river; pilot didn’t survive

On 15 June, a Yakovlev Yak-52, registered SP-YDD, took part to the Płock Air Picnic, an airshow in Poland. The aircraft, however, fell into...

Sylvestre Coly, a Brussels Airlines flight attendant suddenly passed away

Sylvestre Coly Kervyn de Meerendré, a 57-year-old flight attendant at Brussels Airlines suddenly passed away, leaving his family, friends and Brussels Airlines colleagues in...

Missile fired by Houthi rebels hits Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport, injuring 26 people

26 civilians have been injured in a missile attack by Yemen's rebel Houthi movement on Abha Airport, a regional airport in south-west Saudi Arabia. Three...

Helicopter makes a crash landing on top of a Manhattan building

At least one person was killed in a helicopter crash on the roof of a building in Manhattan, New York, according to law enforcement...

Several Lufthansa flight attendants permanently unfit to fly after fume events

In 2016, two separate fume accidents caused serious health issues with several Lufthansa flight attendants. The symptoms were so bad that they were permanently...

Thanks to blood donors, commercial pilot Francis takes to the skies again

He is a pilot, father of a one-year old daughter and a base jumper. There is nothing to suggest that this young Belgian has...

Air France committed to eliminating 210 million single-use plastic items by the end of 2019

It’s the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. For this year’s World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF378 from Paris-Charles...

Cruise ship MS MSC Opera loses control and hits pier and tourist boat in Venice

On 2 June, cruise ship MS MSC Opera, operated by MSC Cruises, slammed uncontrollably into the San Basilio pier of Port of Venice. The giant cruise...

Exactly ten years ago, Air France flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic

Exactly 10 years ago - on 1 June 2009 - an Air France Airbus A330-200 (F-GZCP) was lost about 3.5 hours after departure from...

Boeing 737 and Airbus A320, loss of separation at Edinburgh Airport

Boeing 737 (EI-FJW) and Airbus A320 (OE-IVC) loss of separation during commercial passenger flights at Edinburgh Airport. A landing Boeing 737-800 (Norwegian EI-FJW, coming from...

Formula 1 Champion, pilot and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70

Austrian Formula One driver, three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion and aviation entrepreneur Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda has died in his sleep on 20 May...

Nineteen companies to present capabilities at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.’s “Blue Magic Belgium”

    On 15 and 16 May, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) organized meetings with Belgian companies active in the aeronautical sector for a possible...

A flight attendant’s message everyone should read, especially after the fatal Sukhoi crash

After the tragic accident of the Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 where 41 people died, commotion started on social media: some passengers felt it was...

35-hr French air traffic control strike begins tonight – More than 550 flights cancelled

35-hour national strike will disrupt ATC and other public sector services beginning 08 May at 17:00 UTC (19:00 local time) until 04:00 UTC...

FlightStats confirms Alitalia as the world’s most punctual airline for the first four months of 2019

With 89 per cent of flights landed on schedule, Alitalia has confirmed itself as the most punctual airline in the world in the first...