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Category: Air Crash Investigations

US$500m compensation fund to open for families of the 737 MAX crashes
Air Crash Investigations

In order to compensate the families of the victims who died in the two fatal 737 MAX crashes of 2018 and 2019, the US Justice Department has opened a US$500 million fund. On Monday, Boeing and the US Justice Department opened the fund as part of a settlement agreed upon in January, giving a total

Judges view MH17 wreckage ahead of opening statements in murder trial
Air Crash Investigations

Opening statements are set to soon be heard in the murder trial of four suspects over the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine. The judges overseeing the trial have now officially viewed the wreckage of the downed airliner in the Netherlands, two weeks before prosecutors are due to present their case

Sriwijaya Air crash results in FAA probe into 737 Classic wiring
Air Crash Investigations

The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned operators of Boeing 737 Classic aircraft to check for possible wiring failures, following the investigation into the January crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182. Flight SJ182, a 26-year-old Boeing 737-500, crashed into the Java Sea just minutes after take-off from Jakarta on Saturday, 9 January 2021, killing all

Cockpit recordings from crashed Sriwijaya Air 737 to be revealed
Air Crash Investigations

Recordings of the final minutes of the Sriwijaya Air 737 flight that crashed into the Java Sea in January have now been recovered and downloaded, according to Indonesian investigators. The recordings themselves, nor the information they contain, have not yet been released to the public. However, Indonesia’s air accident investigator, the KNKT, has confirmed that

Iran indicts 10 officials over downed Ukrainian passenger jet
Air Crash Investigations

Iran has officially indicted 10 officials over the Ukrainian passenger jet that was accidentally shot down by Iranian authorities in January 2020, a military prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday. According to local news agencies, Gholam Abbas Torki, the outgoing military prosecutor for Tehran, said, “Indictments have been issued for 10 officials involved in the crash of

Canada urges UN to change accident investigation protocols following Iran’s report
Air Crash Investigations

Canada hopes to introduce new protocols and safeguards to air incident investigations, following its long-standing criticism against Iran’s investigation of the Ukrainian airliner downed by Iranian forces in January 2020. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down on 8 January 2020 by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards shortly after take-off over Tehran, in an incident labelled


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