Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.
The Russian Defense Ministry says “misleading” information from the Israeli Air Force Command has in fact downed a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft off a Syrian coast, holding the Israeli regime fully responsible for the tragic event, which killed more than a dozen servicemen.
Russia has rejected the findings of an Israeli investigation into the deadly crash of a Russian military aircraft in the Syrian province of Latakia, and called on Tel Aviv to launch a new probe into the matter.
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.
More than 100 people were killed in a fiery crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba on Friday, with just three seriously injured survivors in hospital after being pulled from the wreckage, officials and state media said.
Iran’s media say the country’s national airline Iran Air has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to provide funding for the company’s plane purchase campaigns – most notably those pursued with Airbus and Boeing.
Investigators retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi airliner that crashed, killing at least 49 aboard, including the crew, when it attempted to land in Nepal’s capital, officials said on Tuesday.