A US Marine Corps (USMC) Harrier fighter jet has crashed in North Carolina, raising concerns among Pentagon officials about another bad year for military aviation as the Pentagon has already lost four aircraft this month.
A Russian-made MiG-29 fighter plane, belonging to the Egyptian Air Force (EAF), has crashed during a training flight in Egypt, with reports saying that the pilot has managed to eject and is currently in good condition.
A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the airport’s manager said.
An apparently suicidal mechanic stole an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, in the US state of Washington, late Friday, took it for a brief flight then crashed it in an incident officials said was unrelated to terrorism.
The number of US troops killed in plane crashes “skyrocketed” this year -- even prior to the recent crash of the Navy C-2A Greyhound -- along with the total number of aircraft crashes overall compared to the same period a year ago, a report has revealed.