Five US Marines remain missing after a refueling plane and fighter jet crashed off Japan’s southwestern coast after a midair collision on Thursday. Two Marines have been rescued and at least one is in stable condition. The Marines Corps has described the crash as a ‘mishap.’ The planes were ‘conducting regularly scheduled training.’
Following the fatal October crash, Indonesian airline Lion Air is considering canceling all remaining orders for Boeing jets. Airline co-founder Rusdi Kirana believes the US aerospace company is attempting to deflect attention away from its recent design changes while blaming Lion Air for the crash. A Boeing spokesperson called Lion Air a ‘valued customer.’
Indonesian divers have discovered a “black box” flight data recorder from the Lion Air plane which crashed on Monday with 189 people on board. Indonesia’s military chief announced that divers are exploring an area of the Java Sea but facing rough currents. No survivors have been found thus far and Lion Air’s technical director Muhammad Asif was fired.
Indonesia is deploying underwater beacons to trace the black box recorders of an airliner that plunged into the sea, with all 189 people aboard feared dead. Ground staff lost contact with flight JT610 of budget airline Lion Air early yesterday, 13 minutes after it had left the airport in Jakarta.
A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. The plane was carrying 188 passengers and heading to Pangkal Pinang. No survivors were found. Thai tycoon and owner of the Leicester City soccer club Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed along with four others when his helicopter crashed after a Premier League match on Saturday.
The Mexican company whose 39-year old plane crashed on Friday in Havana was previously the subject of two complaints about crew performance in the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana. The crash killed 110 passengers and crew and will be investigated by Mexico’s National Civil Aviation Authority to ensure operating conditions are ‘meeting regulations.’
Officials confirmed that at least some onboard were killed after the Thursday crash of an American HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter in Iraq. Seven personnel were onboard including trainers, advisers, and special forces. The helicopter was not on a combat mission and officials have not indicated hostile fire. Officials will investigate the cause of the crash.
Ten American citizens were killed in a New Year’s Eve plane crash in Costa Rica. The victims included a New York family of five, a family from Florida and an American tour guide. Deputy Director of Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation agency, Michael Soto, said of the crash’s cause, ‘no possibility can be left out for certain.’
A Marine Corps aircraft spiralled out of control and collided with the ground in the Mississippi Delta on Monday. At least 16 people have been confirmed dead. Among the deceased were six Marine raiders and a sailor. The cause of the crash has not been made clear and an investigation is underway. Yesterday rescue teams were sifting through the charred remains and identifying victims to notify families, the names of the deceased have not been released to the public as of yet.