Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicAir crash

Topic: Air crash

China’s worst air tragedy in a decade fuels conspiracy theories, claims of US involvement

The MU5735 crash that killed 132 Chinese is a tragedy, but there is no end to conspiracy theories in a world rife with disinformation. Weibo is replete with them.

Boeing 737 that crashed in China has good safety record, unlike the Max

The six-year-old single-aisle jet is part of the NG, or Next Generation, era that preceded the 737 Max, which was subjected to a global grounding after two deadly crashes.

‘Major collision’ of 2 India-bound Emirates flights averted in Dubai last Sunday

The aircraft were Boeing-B777, each with a seating capacity of 350-440 seats. Preliminary report suggests one of the flights rolled for take-off without ATC clearance.

CDS Rawat’s crash shows why India needs independent team to probe aircraft accidents

2021 turned out to be one of the bloodiest years for India’s military aviation with 11 crashes resulting in 22 deaths.

Sanjay Gandhi, Madhavrao Scindia, YSR — some prominent Indians who died in air crashes

Before helicopter carrying Gen. Bipin Rawat crashed, many high-profile politicians & prominent personalities have been in similar accidents. While some survived, most perished.

Four seater aircraft crashes in UP’s Azamgarh, pilot dead

The aircraft belonged to the Centre-run flying-training institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IGRUA), located in Amethi, official sources said.

Airbus technical experts from France reach Pakistan to probe PIA plane crash

97 people were killed and 2 miraculously survived in the incident, one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in Pakistan's aviation history.

Probe finds pilot in Vikarabad crash wasn’t authorised, DGCA issues notice to flight school

A DGCA probe into Sunday's fatal crash of Cessna 172 in Telangana has revealed that one of the two pilots on board wasn't authorised to fly yet.

2 Pawan Hans, 3 IndiGo pilots suspended in a day as DGCA cracks down on air safety breach

According to the DGCA, 40 pilots were suspended for accidents between January & August this year, as compared to 12 last year.

India plans to conduct its own checks on Boeing 737 Max jets

India will join the European Aviation Safety Agency, which is planning to send its own pilots to the US to conduct flight tests of the 737 Max.

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A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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