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'The numbers are barely believable': Lion Air jet's final plunge hit 560km/h

'The numbers are barely believable': Lion Air jet's final plunge hit 560km/h

Shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, one of the plane's pilots requested permission to return to the airport, indicating the crew may have been struggling with some type of failure.

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'All dead': Lion Air flight crashes in Indonesia
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'All dead': Lion Air flight crashes in Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have predicted there will be no surivivors after a passenger plane carrying 189 people, operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air, crashed into the ocean on Monday morning.

  • by James Massola, Karuni Rompies, Amilia Rosa & Jenny Noyes
Safety investigators face evidence allegations over crash probe
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Safety investigators face evidence allegations over crash probe

The owner of an aviation company involved in a plane crash that killed one passenger and injured another three raises doubts about CASA's investigation of the crash.

  • by Adele Ferguson & Chris Gillett
'Absolutely devastating': Family loses two sons in separate helicopter crashes, three months apart
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'Absolutely devastating': Family loses two sons in separate helicopter crashes, three months apart

The son of one of New Zealand's aviation pioneers has been killed in a helicopter crash, just three months after his brother died in similar tragic circumstances.

  • by Sam Sherwood, Debbie Jamieson & Jonathan Guildford
Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashes during training mission
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Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashes during training mission

The crash happened on Monday in the northwest of the kingdom. 

Calm crew averted disaster after propeller fell off plane, ATSB says
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Calm crew averted disaster after propeller fell off plane, ATSB says

The bureau praised the efforts of the crew for landing the plane safely after a propeller sheared off mid-flight last year.

  • by Rachel Clun & Matt O'Sullivan
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Man, 66, dead in far north Queensland plane crash

Man, 66, dead in far north Queensland plane crash

The forensic crash unit is investigating, with help from Recreational Aviation Australia and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Major emergency response at Sydney Airport after pilot's mayday call
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Major emergency response at Sydney Airport after pilot's mayday call

The pilot issued a mayday call after reportedly running low on fuel on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.

  • by Rachel Clun
Drone interrupts Gold Coast helicopter rescue
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Drone interrupts Gold Coast helicopter rescue

Fresh calls for caution when flying drones around the south-east Queensland coastline were sparked after a rescue at the Gold Coast was delayed due to a nearby drone on Wednesday morning.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Installing plane safety part before crash was a 'no brainer', inquest hears
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Installing plane safety part before crash was a 'no brainer', inquest hears

Five people died when a skydiving crashed at Caboolture, north of Brisbane, in March 2014.

  • by Aaron Bunch
Widows of US golfers killed in DFO plane crash to sue for 'millions'
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Widows of US golfers killed in DFO plane crash to sue for 'millions'

Four golfers' widows are seeking millions of dollars in damages after an investigation found that pilot error was to blame for the Essendon plane crash that killed their husbands.

  • by Tom Cowie