Posts tagged as plane

NATO Air Policing scrambled twice to intercept Russian planes

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Last week NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled twice to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. On February 4, NATO jets intercepted one Ilyushin Il-76 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad with its onboard transponder on, according to a pre-filed flight plan, maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre. On February 7, NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one Tupolev…

Plane crashes in Lithuania killing two people

Monday, December 9, 2019

A small plane crashed in the territory of a residential house in Lithuania’s Kaunas District on Sunday afternoon, killing two people, local police said. Darijus Pagodinas, a member of the Aero-Pilot association, told BNS one of the victims was his colleague and experienced pilot Viktoras Ramonas. “Sadly, it’s true. As far as I know, it’s Viktoras Ramonas with his Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche and his student,” he told BNS. Police…

Prime minister misses meeting in Riga, plane turned around

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The plane carrying Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and the delegation accompanying him was unable to land at Riga Airport due to bad weather on Monday morning, the Baltic News Service reported. The plane returned to Tallinn. Mr Ratas was scheduled to attend a meeting with prime ministers Krišjānis Kariņš of Latvia and Saulius Skvernelis of Lithuania in Riga today Monday. He and his delegation were travelling on board a surveillance…

Emiliano Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

Monday, February 4, 2019

Wreckage from a plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala has been discovered in the English Channel. The Piper Malibu N264DB was lost on 21 January on its way from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, with the Argentine striker and pilot David Ibbotson on board. Accident investigators are expected to send a submersible to inspect the wreckage later on Monday. David Mearns, who led a privately-funded search for the aircraft, said…

Iran plane crash: At least 15 killed after military cargo flight goes down

Monday, January 14, 2019

At least 15 people have been killed after a military cargo plane crashed in Iran amid severe weather. A flight engineer survived and was taken to hospital, the army said in a statement carried by the semi-official Fars news agency. Reports said a fire engulfed the Boeing 707 immediately after it skidded off a runway and crashed into a wall separating the air field from a residential neighborhood in the…

Was Merkel’s G20 plane SABOTAGED?

Friday, November 30, 2018

German investigators are probing whether Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plane was sabotaged after her flight to the G20 summit in Argentina had to make a dramatic emergency landing last night. Authorities are investigating whether the incident had a ‘criminal background’ after the Airbus A340 government plane was forced to land shortly after taking off from Berlin on Thursday. Reports in Germany said the aircraft’s entire communications system broke down, forcing the crew…

Flight MH370 hunter travels to Cambodia ‘where he spotted plane on Google Maps’

Friday, October 19, 2018

Video producer Ian Wilson and his brother Jack have arrived in the capital Phnom Penh and believe they can provide a breakthrough in the search for the missing airliner. A self-styled MH370 hunter has arrived in Cambodia with his brother to travel to where he claims he spotted the plane on Google Maps. British video producer Ian Wilson and brother Jack touched down in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday. They…

Putin-linked oligarch’s plane lands in Vilnius

Monday, October 15, 2018

A plane belonging to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a Russian oligarch having close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, landed in Vilnius on Thursday, the 15min.lt news website reports. Prigozhin is often called “Putin’s chef” and the funder of the Saint Petersburg-based “Troll Factory”. Speaking with the news website, two separate sources have confirmed the fact that his plane M-Vito landed in Vilnius. Contacted by BNS Lithuania, Marius Zelenius, spokesman for state-run…

MH17 investigators: plane downed by Russian military unit

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dutch prosecutors, who are investigating the tragic crash of the Malaysian passenger plane that fell down in eastern Ukraine in 2014 taking the lives of 298 people, have stated that it has been downed by a missile released by a unit of the Russian Armed Forces. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports that Wilbert Paulissen, head of the crime squad of the Netherlands’ national police, stated on Thursday, May 24, that…