Ukraine
Air Crash Investigations

A military Antonov An-26 carrying air force cadets crashed in Ukraine’s north-east on Friday evening, killing 26 of the 27 people on board. The aircraft reportedly crashed near a highway, around two kilometres from the Chuguev military airbase, while attempting to land during a training exercise. The plane burst into flames shortly after the crash. […]

Air Crash Investigations

  Analysis of black box data recovered from the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737 downed by Iran in January found that passengers and crew survived the first of two ground-to-air missiles to hit the plane, 25 seconds apart. While the second missile hit the aircraft 25 seconds after the first, only the first 19 seconds […]

Airlines

Iran is reportedly refusing to pay compensation for the damages caused to the Ukraine International Airlines plane that it shot down in January, claiming the payout should come from European insurance companies. “The Ukrainian plane is insured by European companies in Ukraine and not by Iranian (insurance) companies,” the head of Iran’s Central Insurance Organisation, […]

Airlines

First round talks have now concluded between Ukraine and Iran, over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran in January, with Ukrainian officials labelling the initial talks as “constructive”. However, Ukraine has not yet ruled out the possibility of taking Iran to international courts over the incident, renewing its determination to “bring Iran to […]

Air Crash Investigations

Data recovered from Ukranian International Airlines Flight 752, which was shot down by Iran in January, is now due to begin being analysed by French investigators. French aviation investigation bureau BEA announced on Monday that it would begin examining black box data from the shot down plane, and analysing recovered voice and flight data from […]

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