In the age of smartphones and social media, one question surrounding the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner is why none of the passengers tried to contact relatives, as they did during the 9/11 attacks.
Three million people have joined an effort led by a satellite operator to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, in what may be the largest crowdsourcing project of its kind.
The needle-in-a-haystack hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner spread to the vast Indian Ocean Friday after the White House cited "new information" that it might have flown for hours after vanishing nearly seven days ago.
Chinese satellites have detected possible debris from a Malaysian jet that vanished with 239 people on board, offering a new lead Thursday in one of the most mystifying incidents in modern aviation history.
The international search for a missing Malaysian airliner has been expanded into the Andaman Sea, hundreds of kilometres (miles) to the northwest of the original search radius.
Boeing said Monday it has joined an official US team investigating the still-mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft, feared to have plunged into the Gulf of Thailand.
Malaysian authorities expect to complete by Monday afternoon a lab analysis that could indicate whether an oil slick at sea came from a missing passenger jet, an official said.
A Libyan air force medical plane crashed south of Tunis early on Friday, killing all 11 people on board, Tunisian officials said.
Nepalese police discovered the wreckage of a plane carrying 18 people that had gone missing one day earlier in the country's mountainous west, but no survivors have been found.
A military aircraft carrying 78 people crashed in Algeria's mountainous northeast on Tuesday, leaving just one survivor in one of the country's deadliest air disasters.
The Asia-Pacific will require almost 13,000 new airplanes worth $1.9 trillion over the next 20 years, Boeing said Monday, as booming wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel.
Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.
The Almaty International Airport is charging $1,290 for a ton of jet fuel.
Two people were seriously injured and a third suffered minor injuries after a small private plane crashed in Malaysia, police said Saturday.
Even over the moonscape Nevada desert, even in a 1950s seaplane, the Internet is there.
Results of the investigation into the Challenger-200 crash near Almaty will be publicized in the beginning of 2014: Bakhytzhan Sagintayev.
A Mozambican Airlines captain had a "clear intention" to crash an airplane that went down in Namibia killing 33 at the end of November, according to a preliminary investigation reported Saturday.
A Mozambican Airlines plane that went missing with 34 people on board likely crashed over inhospitable bush in northeastern Namibia, police said early Saturday as they searched for the jet.
The complaints started getting loud almost immediately after US regulators said they were considering allowing cell phone use on airplanes.
Cleaners working on a commercial plane in eastern India have found 24 gold bars worth more than $1 million stuffed into a toilet compartment.
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