Category: plane

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Algeria announces three days of mourning over deadly airplane smash

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decreed three days of national mourning after 257 people were killed in the country’s worst plane crash, the state press service, Algerie Presse Service, reported on Wednesday. “Following the crash of an air force Ilyushin today, killing 257 people, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika declared three days of national mourning starting today,”…

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Somalia seizes $9.6m from UAE plane in Mogadishu

Somalia’s government says it has seized several bags of money worth almost $10m from a plane that arrived at Mogadishu airport from the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. The money was found in three unmarked bags on a Royal Jet plane, the Somali interior ministry said, and its seizure resulted in an hours-long standoff…

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Duterte: If my plane explodes, you may possibly build a quiz to the CIA

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a fresh expletive-filled tirade against the United States, accusing one of the country’s closest allies of lacking “word of honour”, while suggesting that the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is out to get him. In a speech in Manila on Thursday, Duterte lashed out at the US government for…

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Shock in Turkey after Basaran heiress, guests die in airplane fracture

Turks have taken to social media with expressions of sympathy and sorrow after the death of a Turkish heiress and social media personality, and seven of her friends in a plane crash in Iran. Mina Basaran, 28-year-old daughter of Turkish billionaire businessman Huseyin Basaran, and her female friends were flying back to Istanbul after celebrating…