Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicPlane crash

Topic: plane crash

One ‘severely damaged’ black box of crashed China Eastern jet found, say officials

Rescue operations were stopped Wednesday due to bad weather; relatives of the dead gather in a nearby village.

Chinese jet’s fatal dive took it near speed of sound before crash

The Boeing 737-800 was knifing through the air at more than 966 kms/hour, and at times may have exceeded 1126 kms/hour, according to data from Flightradar24, a website that tracks planes.

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.

China plane crash: Radar tracking shows aircraft was ‘descending steeply’

The China Eastern crash comes at a bad time for Boeing, which is preparing for the re-entry of its 737 Max into commercial service in the country.

Chinese passenger plane with 132 on board crashes in Guangxi region

Rescue teams have been rushed and casualties are immediately not known.

The 50-year hunt for the Indian Flight Lieutenant who went ‘missing’ in 1971

In '1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories' Rachna Bisht Rawat collects tales of extraordinary courage and fortitude of the Indian armed forces.

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.

IAF Mirage 2000 aircraft crashes in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind, pilot ejects safely

According to the IAF, the aircraft experienced a technical malfunction during a training sortie Thursday morning. An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

17 killed in Air India Express crash identified as death toll rises to 18

While rescue personnel hastened to pull out the injured men and women from the aircraft, even locals nearby gave a helping hand to the grief struck passengers.

On Camera

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Representational Photo | A protest for Kashmiri Hindus | ANI file

Modi govt’s rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits fell flat. They’re strangers in their own land

There exists a disconnect between Kashmiri Pandits and the govt. Call it incompetency or ignorance, but in Kashmir, the grim realities don’t reach the top.
PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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