Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital passenger spaceship crashed during a test flight today at the Mojave Air and Space Port killing one crew member and seriously injuring another. Television footage of the Virgin Galactic crash site showed wreckage of the spacecraft lying in two large pieces on the ground, and the company said the spacecraft was destroyed. The … Read more

Preliminary report points towards external cause of MH17 crash

Flight MH17 with a Boeing 777-200 operated by Malaysia Airlines broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside. This is mentioned in the preliminary report on the investigation into the crash of MH17 that has been published … Read more

Questions and answers concerning the investigation into flight MH17

1. Why is an investigation necessary?In the event of an aircraft accident, it is very important to conduct an investigation in order to clearly ascertain the cause. This will allow the surviving relatives, other parties involved and also the world to understand what happened based on a factual account. An investigation can also contribute to … Read more

MH17 investigation continues in The Hague

The investigation into the crash of flight MH17 led by the Dutch Safety Board will continue in The Hague. In recent weeks, an international team of some 25 aircraft accident investigators has collected as much investigation information as possible in Ukraine. Since it is not necessary to stay in Ukraine any longer to analyse the … Read more

Update: UPS cargo plane crashes

A UPS Airbus A300-600, registration N155UP (msn 841) performing freight flight 5X-1354 from Louisville, Kentucky, to Birmingham, Alabama, crashed while on approach to Birmingham’s airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed. UPS confirmed that it had been notified of the incident, but had no further details. “This incident is very unfortunate, and our thoughts and prayers … Read more