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Lion Air Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 crashes into the Java Sea, debris found

Delivered August 13, 2018, crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, 2018

Lion Air flight JT 610 from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, in the Bangka Belitung Islands, today (October 29, 2018) crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. The flight was carrying 181 passengers and six crew members. The flight crew made a request to return to JKT.

The aircraft involved was a new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (PK-LQP).

Lion Air issued this statement:

Lion Air flight JT610 en-route to Pangkalpinang has crashed near Kerawang (S 5’49.052” E 107’ 06.628”), 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International Airport at 6:20 AM.

The flight carried 178 adults, 1 child and 2 infant, including 3 crew under training and 1 technician.

The aircraft is a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with registration number PK-LQP. It is made in 2018 and started its operation at Lion Air since August 15, 2018.  The aircraft was declared operationally feasible.

The aircraft is commanded by Captain. Bhavye Suneja and co-pilot Harvino with six cabin crew Shintia Melina, Citra Noivita Anggelia, Alviani Hidayatul  Solikha, Damayanti Simarmata, Mery Yulianda, and Deny Maula. The captain has 6,000 flight hours and the co-pilot has more than 5,000 flight hours.

Lion Air is concerned with the incident and will work with the relevant authorities and agencies on this matter.

The number to the crisis center is 021-80820001 and for customer information 021-80820002.

Read more from CNN: CLICK HERE

Read more from the BBC: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Lion Air (PT Lion Mentari Airlines) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 PK-LQP (msn 43000) BFI (James Helbock). Image: 944189.

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Boeing 737-200 crashes on takeoff in Cuba operating for Cubana

Crashed on takeoff at Havana on May 18, 2018 operating for Cubana

A former Piedmont Airlines Boeing 737-200, the pictured 737-201 XA-UHZ (msn 21816), leased to Cubana de Aviation, crashed on takeoff from Havana. Authorities later confirmed 105 passengers (including one infant) and six crew members were on the flight. Three people were rescued from the crash scene but have extensive injuries. The operator is Global Air (Aerolineas Damojh S.A.)

Global Air issued this statement (in Spanish):

The airframe was originally delivered to Piedmont Airlines as N769N on August 7, 1979.

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From Reuters:

A Boeing 737 plane crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana’s main airport, carrying 104 passengers plus crew on a domestic flight, Cuban state-run media reported.

The number of casualties was not immediately known, but Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting the site of the crash, told Agence France Presse: “It appears there is a high number of victims.”

Wreckage was strewn over the area and ambulances and firefighters were at the scene, said a Reuters witness. The fire had been put out, and blackened parts of the fuselage could be seen.

A worker at Havana’s Calixto Garcia hospital told Reuters three victims of the accident had arrived so far. One had died from burns and other trauma and the other two were in a serious state.

The ruling Communist Party newspaper, Granma, said three people had survived.

The plane crashed in the agricultural area in Boyeros, some 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana. The flight was destined for Holguin and operated by national airline Cubana, state-run TV reported.

“A column of black smoke rose up in the sky,” said Ana Gonzalez, a nearby resident.

Flight tracking websites indicated the flight was CU972, departing Havana at 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).

Boeing Co said in a Twitter post: “We are aware of news reports out of Cuba and are closely monitoring the situation.”

The aircraft was possibly leased from a small Mexican airline called Damojh, Cuban state media said.

“There is still no information, we are gathering what we can to give correct information,” a Damojh representative told Reuters in Mexico. “As the day progresses there will be more information.”

The last fatal crash in Cuba was in 2017, the Aviation Safety Network said. It was a military flight that killed all eight personnel aboard. In 2010, a commercial Aero Caribbean plane crashed in central Cuba. All 68 people on board were killed.

More from CBS (with photos): CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: The aircraft when it was operated by Global Air in Chile. Sinami (Global Air) (Mexico) Boeing 737-201 XA-UHZ (msn 21816) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 909644.

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Promech Air de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter slams into a cliff, 9 killed in Alaska

Promech Air DHC-3T (Flt)(Promech Air)(LR)

Promech Air (Ketchikan) de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter with a pilot and eight passengers from a Holland America Line cruise ship died in a crash yesterday (June 25) near Ketchikan, Alaska. The Otter slammed into a cliff while on a sightseeing flight on Misty Fjords National Monument.

Promech Air DHC-3T (Flt Misty Fjords)(Promech Air)(LR)

Read the full report from Fox 13: CLICK HERE

The company described its operations:

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Promech Air is the largest air taxi in southern Southeast Alaska. Promech Air’s “can do” philosophy – along with our fleet, facilities, and personnel – make us the preferred carrier in the Ketchikan area. We have been transporting people and freight throughout Southeast Alaska for 30 years, giving us the experience to serve your transportation needs in a timely, safe, and affordable manner.

Promech Air flies to many locations throughout Southeast Alaska providing charter service to individuals and businesses, transporting everything from hunters and their gear to flowers and groceries. Promech Air;s flight seeing tours to Misty Fjords National Monument and Neets Bay Salmon Hatchery for bear viewing are some of the best tours offered in Alaska.

Promech Air currently operates four de Havilland Beavers and five de Havilland single-turbine Otters. These floatplanes are extraordinarily reliable and ideally suited for flying in Southeast Alaska. Standardization of our fleet, such as all aircraft being equipped with EDO floats, offers the advantage of simplified maintenance support. This allows us to operate with very few cancellations or flight delays due to maintenance.

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Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in the French Alps, 150 on board

 

Germanwings (2nd) (Cologne/Bonn) flight 4U 9525 with 144 passengers (including two infants) and six crew members on board (numbers updated) has crashed in the rugged French Alps (near Digne-les-Bains and the Grenoble Airport) at approximately 6,500 fleet and around 1037 local time. The pictured Airbus A320-211 D-AIPX (msn 147) was being operated on the flight between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The flight had descended 14,000 feet in six minutes. No distress call was sent by the crew (correcting previous statements by the media). French radar contact was then lost at 1053. The airliner apparently slammed into the mountain according to flight tracking services.

Debris has been cited by a helicopter in the mountainous terrain and survivors are “not likely”. Human remains are tragically scattered over the crash site. The debris field is contained in about four acres and there is no piece larger than a car. It is difficult to get to the remote crash scene and retrieve the bodies and parts of D-AIPX. The flight data recorder has been sighted in the debris.

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Lufthansa stated on Twitter (the two logos have changed to black in respect for the dead):

“…on 4U 9525. If our fears are confirmed, this is a dark day for Lufthansa. We hope to find survivors.“ Carsten Spohr 2/2

Lufthansa later issued this statement:

We must confirm to our deepest regret that Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Düsseldorf has suffered an accident over the French Alps. The flight was being operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft, and was carrying 144 passengers and six crew members.

Lufthansa and Germanwings have established a telephone hotline. The toll-free 00800 11 33 55 77 number is available to all the families of the passengers involved for care and assistance.

Everyone at Germanwings and Lufthansa is deeply shocked and saddened by these events. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the passengers and crew members.

According to CNN:

A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crashed Tuesday in the foothills of the Alps in southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters.

Valls said he fears those aboard the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany — 142 passengers and six crew members — may be dead. A short time later, Germanwings executives said that there were at least 150 people aboard, 144 of whom were passengers.

French President Francois Hollande also said no survivors were expected. The plane crashed near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, Valls said.

“The conditions of the accident are not yet clear but lead us to believe there will be no survivors,” Hollande said.

Spanish King Felipe VI said there was a “high number of Spaniards, Germans and Turks” on the doomed Germanwings flight.

Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s Prime Minister, tweeted that he will return to Madrid, put together a “crisis team” and send a minister to France.

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Read the full report from CNN: CLICK HERE

Read the full report from the BBC: CLICK HERE

We will continue to update as news is received. Updated 1235 EDT.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Ill-fated Airbus A320-211 D-AIPX (msn 147) departs from Tenerife Sur before the tragic crash in the French Alps. The airliner was originally delivered new to Lufthansa February 5, 1991.

Below Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. D-AIPX when it was with Lufthansa.

Google Map: The A320 crashed near Digne-les-Bains, France.

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Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737-400F today crash lands at Accra while operating for ASky Airlines

Etiopian Cargo 737-400F ET-AOV crash Accra (Heni Mebay)(LR)

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo (Addis Ababa) Boeing 737-43Q (F) freighter, registered as ET-AQV (msn 28493, ex N493AC/OO-VES), operating for ASky Airlines, today (January 10) skidded off the runway at Accra on landing. The gear collapsed and the right engine was sheared off. The freighter was operating flight KP 4016 from Lomé to Accra. According to the airline, the aircraft blew its tires on landing. The three crew members safely exited the aircraft. The aircraft is an insurance write off (WO).

Twitter photos by Heni Mebay.

Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12 crashes in Algeria, 7 killed

Ukraine Air Alliance An-12 UR-DWF (Grd) LGG (RBX)(LRW)

Ukraine Air Alliance (Kiev) Antonov An-12BK registered as UR-DWF (msn 8345802) (above) operating a cargo flight from Prestwick, Scotland to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea crashed on takeoff from Tamanrasset, Algeria yesterday (August 30) after making a fuel stop. All 7 crew members on board were reported to have died in the crash.

According to Wikipedia the airline was established on February 18, 1992 and started operations in 1993.

Read the full report from CNN: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/AirlinersGallery.com. UR-DWF is pictured at Liege before the crash.

 

 

Sepahan Airlines Iranian-built An-140-100 crashes near Tehran, 48 killed

Sepahan Airlines (Tehran) Hesa IrAn-140-100 registered EP-GPA (msn 9005) (above) has crashed today (August 10) while departing from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport with 42 passengers and six crew members. The airliner was on a flight to Tabas, Iran. The jetliner crashed into a residential area. All 48 people on board have perished according to the BBC.

According to Wikipedia, the Iranian-built IrAn-140 is a license-built version of the Antonov An-140, assembled by HESA in Shahin Shahr, Iran from complete kits supplied by Antonov.

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Copyright Photo: Mrd Asa/MyAviation.ir