Earlier in the day, prosecutor in the MH17 case Thijs Berger said that the investigation into the 2014 downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine had almost been completed and the materials will be handed over to the court by June. The Dutch court announced on Tuesday that the hearings on the MH17 crash have […]
The clamor to blame Iran and ‘Russian missiles’ for this week’s UIA PS752 plane crash in Iran is a reminder of how geopolitics plays its part in determining which disasters get the coverage, and which don’t. A missile taking down a passenger airliner, which had departed from Tehran airport, with heavy loss of life. No […]
When Italy asked the world to help restore Venice after the worst flood in decades, some Russians didn’t waste time – donating one million euros in less than a day, the Italian ambassador to Russia has revealed. Italy’s Pasquale Terracciano said that donations were made by “wealthy” individuals whose identities were not named.
Aiming to win back public confidence in the Boeing 737 MAX, major US airliners are reportedly planning to hold demonstration flights with senior company officials, but not real passengers, on board to prove the model is safe.
The private detective, who conducted his own separate investigation into the MH17 disaster, has repeatedly stated to have new ground-breaking evidence, but has refused to present it to the Joint Investigation Team unless it agrees to make it public.
In March, global aviation authorities grounded the 737 MAX following two crashes, one in Indonesia and another Ethiopia, that left a total of 346 passengers and crew dead; authorities cited a software glitch that forced the planes into the ground shortly after takeoff.
Malaysia can’t accept the conclusions of the Dutch-led probe into the downing of flight MH17, as the probe didn’t seem interested in establishing the truth about the tragedy, the country’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump discussed the investigation into the MH17 air crash with visiting Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the White House said in a statement.
Malaysia is “unhappy” about the findings of the Dutch-led inquiry into the MH17 crash, which pointed the finger at Russia even before the probe began, the country’s PM said, noting that there was more politics than fact-finding.
Malaysia has accepted the Dutch report that a ‘Russian-made’ missile shot down its civilian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, but has yet to see evidence it was fired by Russia, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
The American aviation giant has faced major problems since the fleet of its newest 737 MAX jets was grounded worldwide after two of its aircraft crashed, possibly due to a faulty sensor and an aggressive stall-prevention system, in just half a year.
A lawsuit was filed against Boeing in a US federal court on Thursday in what appears to be the first litigation over the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash which killed 157 people. The lawsuit was filed in Chicago federal court by the family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda.
Two major accidents in less than five months, which killed a total of 346 people, raised concerns about the safety of Boeing’s brand-new 737 MAX aircraft. It emerged that pilots did not practice flying these planes in simulators, because the company and authorities deemed it unnecessary.
Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded.
The US aviation regulator is hoping the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max series airliners is as “short as possible” but says it will take “months” for the necessary software updates.