IATA: Number of fatal air accidents reduced in 2022
The number of fatal accidents worldwide decreased in 2022 compared with the previous year, read the International Air Transport Association’s annual report (IATA), which was published on Tuesday. IATA’s annual report also showed a reduction in fatality risk over the five years 2018-2022, with five accidents involving passenger and crew deaths occurring in the past…
Plane crashes into building in New Hampshire, USA
A plane crashed this Saturday morning and crashed into a building near an airport in New Hampshire. According to local authorities, no passengers survived. The number of people who died in the accident has not yet been released. The building went up in flames, but according to the American newspaper: The Sun, no injuries were…
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: October 12
2010 – A Eurocopter AS350 helicopter crashes in Antarctica, killing four people
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: October 7
2012 – FlyMontserrat Flight 107, the Britten-Norman Islander VP-NOM, crashes shortly after takeoff from V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua, killing three of the four people on board and injuring the only survivor. It is the deadliest plane crash in the history of Antigua and Barbuda.
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: October 6
Cubana de Aviación Flight 455, a Douglas DC-8, is bombed by anti-Castro militants and crashes near Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board.
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: October 5
1991 – An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
Accident between two aircraft at Heathrow airport’s runway
Two aircraft collided at Heathrow late on Wednesday, an airport spokeswoman confirmed. The incident, involving an Icelandair aircraft and Korean Air aircraft on the airfield, is being investigated. The spokeswoman said: “No injuries have been reported, but emergency services are providing assistance to ensure all passengers and travel are safe.” Passengers are being asked to…
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: September 27
1992 – Military transport plane crashes in Lagos, Nigeria, killing 163
ON THIS DAY, IN AVIATION: September 26
1997 – Garuda Indonesia Flight 152, an Airbus A300, crashes into a mountain near Buah Nabar, Indonesia, killing all 234 on board.
AVIATION FACTS: The rear seats of the plane are the safest in case of an accident!
A survey carried out by Time Magazine, based on data from the Federal Aviation Administration pointed out that sitting in the middle seats (between two other passengers) and in the back of the plane increases chances of surviving a plane crash. According to experts consulted by AngoAviação, statistically, the analysis is justified, and there have…