All 103 passengers and crew survived after an Aeromexico airliner scheduled to fly from Durango to Mexico City crashed shortly after takeoff. The crash will be officially investigated. The head of Malaysia’s civil aviation authority resigned on Tuesday following reports showing failures by Kuala Lumpur’s air traffic control center in the disappearance of flight MH370.
International aviation experts appeared on 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday to present the theory that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 which went missing four years ago with more than 200 people aboard was intentionally crashed into the Indian Ocean. Investigators believe veteran pilot Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah ‘was killing himself,’ suggesting a possible mass murder-suicide.
A preliminary report was released on the October 29th Lion Air flight JT610 crash which killed 189 people. The report shows that the plane’s pilots fought against the aircraft’s automatic systems minutes before it crashed into the ocean. Investigators say the flight took off despite pilots’ awareness of various malfunctions which made the plane ‘unairworthy.’
All 47 passengers and crew were rescued from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea in Micronesia on Thursday. The Papua New Guinea Accident Investigation Committee will send a team to the site crash. The plane was involved in another incident earlier this year. The cause of the crash remains unclear.