On 7 December 2016, Pakistan International Airlines Flight 661, a domestic passenger flight from Chitral to Islamabad, Pakistan, operated by an ATR 42-500 twin-turboprop, crashed near Havelian.All 47 people on board died, including singer-turned-preacher and entrepreneur Junaid Jamshed,and the Deputy Commissioner of the District of Chitral.
The aircraft left Chitral Airport at 3:30 PST and was expected to land at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad at around 4:40.Before the crash, the crew issued a mayday call.The aircraft crashed at about 4:15 leaving wreckage ablaze on the side of a hill between the villages of Saddha Batolni and Gug, near the Pakistan Ordnance Factory in Havelian in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province about 90 kilometres (56 mi) from the airport. The wreckage was reported to be strewn over an area about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) across.According to an eyewitness, Mohammad Haroon, the aircraft flew at a very low altitude and made a high-pitched noise, flying in an erratic, up-and-down mode before crashing into the hillside. "There was a huge bang after the plane hit the mountainside and caught fire". Announcements were broadcast by local mosques to mobilise villagers, who rushed to the site to look for survivors but were unable to get close due to the heat of the fire.Pakistan Army personnel and helicopters were also sent to the area for search and rescue operations. Taj Muhammad Khan, a government official, stated that all the bodies were burned beyond recognition.The remains were taken by air to forensic laboratories in Islamabad and Rawalpindi for DNA testing to aid identification.
This was the seventh aircraft accident resulting in hull loss sustained by PIA since 2000. Of the previous six, one resulted in fatalities; that of PIA Flight 688 in 2006, in which 45 people died.
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Today is 17 years since the crash of American Airlines flight 587! It was just 2 months and 1 day since 9/11. American Airlines flight 587 was taking off from John F Kennedy international airport. Just ahead of flight 587 was a Japanese plane that was taking off on the runway. When the American Airlines plane got into the air there was terrible turbulence! The plane swerved side to side to try and get out of the turbulence, but it just got worse! Eventually the tail fin broke off and the plane crashed into the Rockaway peninsula of queens! All the passengers and crew members died in the crash. Once the United States learned of the crash the entire nation shut down! The Empire State Building was evacuated, the United Nations building was on partial lockdown! Bridges and tunnels were closed! The whole nation believed they were under attack! Eventually the tail fin was found floating in Jamaica bay. The find proved the tail fin was the vital role in the crash. Investigators found no flaw in the tail fin! The reason for the crash was eventually learned. The pilot had been putting too much power on the tail fin and it eventually broke off!
The first photo was taken in 1989 and shows the plane the crashed in 2001.
Jakarta: An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane which crashed into the sea killing 189 people, an official said Saturday.
Syachrul Anto, 48, who died on Friday, was part of the team searching for body parts and debris from the jet in the Java Sea. "He was a volunteer with the Search and Rescue Agency," Isswarto, commander of the Indonesian navy's search and rescue division, told AFP.
It is believed he died from decompression, he added.
Anto had previously served in Palu which suffered from an earthquake and tsunami in September and also took part in the evacuation process of an Air Asia plane crash nearly four years ago.
The Lion Air plane which plummeted Monday was on route from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang city on Sumatra island.
It plunged into the water just minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board.
Officials on Thursday retrieved the Flight Data Recorder but are still searching for the second black box, the Cockpit Voice Recorder, which could answer the question as to why the brand new Boeing-737 MAX 8 crashed.
The budget carrier's admission that the doomed jet had a technical issue on a previous flight -- as well its abrupt fatal dive -- have raised questions about whether it had mechanical faults specific to the new model.
At least 73 bags containing body parts have been retrieved from the waters so far but only four have been identified.
Founded in 1999, Lion Air is a budget airline operating in Indonesia and in some parts of Southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
But it has been plagued by safety concerns and customer complaints over unreliable scheduling and poor service.
The carrier has been involved in a number of incidents including a fatal 2004 crash and a collision between two Lion Air planes at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport.
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JAKARTA: Indonesian divers on Thursday (Nov 1) retrieved a black box from a Lion Air passenger jet that crashed into the sea, killing all 189 people on board.
The black box should provide clues to what went wrong after flight JT610 lost contact with ground staff just 13 minutes after taking off early on Monday from Jakarta, on its way to the tin-mining town of Pangkal Pinang.
The device, identified as the flight data recorder, would be handed over to Indonesia's transportation safety committee, authorities said.
The box was recovered at around 10.15am in waters off Tanjung Karawang, West Java, Kompas TV reported. TV stations showed images of the device as it was transferred from an inflatable vessel to a ship in a large white container. "We dug and we got the black box," a diver, identified as Hendra, told broadcaster Metro TV on board a search vessel, the Baruna Jaya. He described how his team found the orange-coloured box intact in debris on the muddy sea floor.
The diver said he had seen only "small pieces" of the aircraft, and the search had closed in on the black box because of the "ping" signals it emitted.
The flight data recorder gathers information about the speed, altitude and direction of the plane with enough storage for 25 hours of data, while the cockpit voice recorder keeps track of conversations and other sounds in the pilots' cabin.
Pray for the victims’ families!
*Air Disaster on October 29, 2018 in Indonesia*
Airline: Lion Air
Aircraft: Boeing 737-800 MAX
Route: Jakarta – Pangkal Pinang (Indonesia)
Number of Occupant: 181 Passengers + 8 Crews
Phase of Flight: Climbing out of Jakarta
Location: Radar Contact Lost about 35nm NE of Jakarta over the Java Sea
Photo from Tribunnews.com
Information from Aviation Herald
O TBT de hoje é para relembrar os 51 anos do acidente que vitimou 5 pessoas entre eles o ex-presidente Mal. Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco. Em 17 de julho de 1967 nas proximidades do aeroporto de Fortaleza. O Piper Aztec PA-23 teve o estabilizador vertical atingido pela ponta da asa de um Lockheed T-33 (similar ao P-80) e caiu. O Piper teve como único sobrevivente o co-piloto Emílio Celso Chagas. O piloto do caça conseguiu pousar o avião avariado. O Piper foi recuperado e hoje permanece exposto ao público na entrada do quartel do Exército Brasileiro, 23 BC, no bairro Benfica. 🇧🇷The TBT of today is to remember the 51 years of the accident that victimized 5 people among them the former president Mal. Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco. On July 17, 1967 in the vicinity of Fortaleza airport. The Piper Aztec PA-23 had the vertical stabilizer hit by the wing tip of a Lockheed T-33 (similar to the P-80) and fell. Piper had as sole survivor co-pilot Emilio Celso Chagas. The fighter pilot managed to land the failed aircraft. Piper was recovered and today remains exposed to the public at the entrance of the Brazilian Army barracks, 23 BC, in the Benfica neighborhood. 🇺🇸El TBT de hoy es para recordar los 51 años del accidente que afectó a cinco personas entre ellos el ex presidente Mal. Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco. El 17 de julio de 1967 en las proximidades del aeropuerto de Fortaleza. El Piper Aztec PA-23 tuvo el estabilizador vertical alcanzado por la punta del ala de un Lockheed T-33 (similar al P-80) y cayó. El Piper tuvo como único sobreviviente al copiloto Emilio Celso Chagas. El piloto de la caza consiguió aterrizar el avión averiado. El Piper fue recuperado y hoy permanece expuesto al público en la entrada del cuartel del Ejército Brasileño, 23 BC, en el barrio Benfica.🇪🇸
Ricordiamo #MH17 🕯 • • • • • •
Il #17luglio 2014, 298 persone a bordo del volo 17 della Malaysia Airlines sono morte, il loro aereo è stato abbattuto sull'Ucraina orientale durante il tragitto da Amsterdam a Kuala Lumpur. Tra di loro c'erano sei delegati in viaggio per la 20a Conferenza internazionale sull'AIDS (AIDS 2014) a Melbourne, in Australia. A bordo c'era anche Joep Lange, medico olandese, pioniere della lotta all'AIDS, già presidente della International AIDS Society e fondatore di della PharmAccess Foundation. • • • • • •
Quattro anni dopo, mentre la comunità dell'HIV si prepara a riunirsi per la 22ª Conferenza internazionale sull'AIDS (AIDS 2018) ad Amsterdam, ricordiamo i nostri colleghi e coloro con cui viaggiavano. • • • • • •
Ad oggi, nessuno è stato processato per i suoi omicidi.
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Part 1 of my post from the 1974 Turkish Airline flight 871 crash site in Ermenonville Forest, northern France.
On 3rd March 1974 a Turkish Airlines DC10, flight 981, from Istanbul to London via Paris (Orly) crashed shortly after takeoff into the Ermenonville Forest several tens of kilometres north of Paris. It remains the fifth worst airline crash ever in term of casualties (346 dead); the death toll was tragically high since British European Airlines staff were on strike (many flights to London were cancelled) and all flights by other airlines to London were therefore packed.
This crash had a big influence on me when I was younger. I was too young to remember the actual crash (I was only 3), but in my primary school we discussed this in the playground and I found it odd that people were so scared of flying. I had my first flight at the age of 8. Even then, as I do now, I had a very fatalistic view of air crashes. I reasoned that there were thousands of flight per day and yet only several crashed per year. This was going on in my head at the age of 8, and it’s no wonder I became a scientist.
So. You’re probably wondering why I am bringing this up. Now.
Today I visited the crash site and memorial deep in the heart of Ermenonville Forest. It really was a overwhelming experience. I was the only person there, and the only sound was insect whirls and bird calls. I sat and pondered life for sometime, and, even though I did not know anyone on the flight, shed a tear for those unfortunate passengers and crew. RIP.