Wednesday, 16 July 2014

25 passengers injured after South African Airways plane hits turbulence

At least 25 passengers were injured when a passenger jet travelling from South Africa to Hong Kong hit severe turbulence on Wednesday, South African Airways Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali, has confirmed.Mr. Tlali said that flight SA286, which took off from Johannesburg, encountered severe turbulence while in the Kuala Lumpur airspace.He said the crew of the flight immediately requested medical assistance for the passengers, which was arranged and ready on arrival of the aircraft in Hong Kong.Mr. Tlali said there were 165 passengers on board in addition to the 25 passengers who were injured; three crew members also needed treatment.Local Hong Kong television channels have reported that several ambulances were on the tarmac when the four-engine Airbus A340-300 touched down and several were transferred to city hospitals.There were unconfirmed reports that two of the injured were in a serious condition.Report says it is unclear at this stage whether the aircraft was damaged.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Plane Crashes into Shops in Kenya, kill four

cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, shortly after taking off from the city’s main airport on Wednesday and the four crew members on board were feared dead, the Kenyan Airports Authority said.KAA said on its Twitter feed that all the crew members were “feared to have perished” after the plane crashed into shops in Nairobi’s Embekasi neighborhood.Television footage showed the tail and wings of a white plane ripped in half outside a smoldering two-story building left mangled by the force of the impact. 

ripped in half outside a smoldering two-story building left mangled by the force of the impact.