Asia International

Taiwan finds remains of crashed F-16 jet’s pilot

Taipei [Taiwan], January 14 (ANI): Taiwan’s search and rescue teams have found what are believed to be the remains of the pilot who was flying the F-16V fighter jet of the country’s Air Force that crashed off the nation’s southwest coast on Tuesday, reported local media.The 27-year-old Captain Chen Yi ‘ s suspected human remains were found at around 4 pm near Dongshi Township in Chiayi County, reported Focus Taiwan citing the Taiwanese military. The remains will be analysed on Friday and the findings will be released later in the day, according to Chiayi District prosecutors.On Wednesday morning, rescuers had found debris belonging to the missing Air Force F-16V fighter but there were no signs of its pilot. Taiwan military’s UH-60M helicopter first spotted debris from the aircraft tires, at around 10:48 am Wednesday.The F-16 aircraft vanished off the radar on Tuesday during a routine training…

Bengaluru City News

Chopper crash: Mortal remains of Lance Naik B Sai Teja reaches Bengaluru’s Yelahanka Air Force Base

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: The mortal remains of Lance Naik B Sai Teja, who was among 13 people were killed in a military chopper crash on December 8 arrived at the Yelahanka Air Force Base in Bengaluru on Saturday.The Indian Air Force (IAF) officers paid their last tributes to the Lance Naik at the airbase.Also, the mortal remains of Wing Commander PS Chauhan has been brought to his residence at Saran Nagar in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. Several people were seen standing on the side of the road as the carriage carrying the mortal remains of the Wing Commander arrived at the city. The mortal remains of Lance Naik Teja and Wing Commander Chauhan were positively identified by the Indian Army earlier in the day.Thirteen of the 14 people on board the Mi-17V5 helicopter, including India’s first chief of defence staff (CDS), his wife Madhulika Rawat…


Chopper crash: Mortal remains of 4 IAF personnel, 2 Army personnel identified

New Delhi [India]: The mortal remains of four Indian Air Force personnel and two Indian Army soldiers who died in the military helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu earlier this week has been completed.Thirteen of the 14 people on board the Mi-17V5 helicopter, including India’s first chief of defence staff (CDS), his wife Madhulika Rawat were among those killed after it crashed on December 8. Earlier, the bodies of General Rawat his wife and his defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder, whose bodies were positively identified, were cremated with full military honours in the Brar Square crematorium in the national capital on Friday.The Indian Army said that Lance Naik Vivek Kumar and Lance Naik B Sai Teja, who lost their lives in a military chopper crash on December 8, have been positively identified.The mortal remains have been released to close family members on Saturday…

Politics State's Latest

Tamil Nadu’s forensic dept team reaches chopper crash site

Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu) [India] : A team of Tamil Nadu’s Forensic Science Department, headed by Director Srinivasan, arrived at the chopper crash site near Kattery in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Thursday.The accident claimed the life of CDS General Bipin Rawat his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 others, who were on-board the IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter. Earlier in the day, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari reached the site of the chopper crash. He was accompanied by Tamil Nadu DGP C Sylendra Babu.General Rawat was travelling from Sulur to Wellington when his helicopter crashed near Coonoor on Wednesday.General Rawat, India’s first CDS, was on a visit to the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington to address the faculty and student officers of the Staff Course when his chopper crashed.The IAF has ordered an inquiry into the accident.General Rawat was appointed as India’s…


Court of inquiry ordered in IAF’s MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft crash

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India]: A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause after a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Rajasthan’s Barmer during a training sortie on Wednesday.According to Indian Air Force (IAF), the aircraft experienced a technical malfunction after takeoff at around 5:30 pm. “At around 5:30 pm today, an IAF MiG-21 Bison aircraft airborne for a training sortie in the western sector, experienced a technical malfunction after take off. The pilot ejected safely. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause,” IAF tweeted.Further details are awaited.

International Middle East

Firefighting plane crashes in southern Turkey

Ankara [Turkey]: A firefighting plane, that was rented from Russia, crashed in southern Turkey on Saturday, local media reported.According to Anadolu Agency, a firefighting plane of Turkey’s General Directorate of Forestry crashed in the southern province of Kahramanmaras. Contact was lost with the plane which had been rented from Russia to help in Turkey’s effort to contain forest fire in Kahramanmaras, Governor Omer Faruk Coskun told Anadolu Agency.A large number of search and rescue teams were dispatched to the region, Coskun added.The cause of the crash remains unknown.

City News

Ranjit Sagar Lake crash: Army presses ROV technology to trace missing pilots

Jammu, Aug 12: Army on Thursday pressed the Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) technology into service to locate the two pilots, who went missing after their helicopter crashed on August 3 into deep waters of the Ranjit Sagar Lake in Basholi tehsil of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir.“As per reports some parts of wreckage of the crashed helicopter have been found but efforts are still on to locate the missing pilots,” defence sources said.They said that remotely operated special equipment, ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle), had been pressed into service on Thursday to locate them.Earlier, special divers of the army and the navy could not find anything even after diving 50 meters deep into the water due to mud and silt.“We hope that the missing pilots will be found soon,” they said.Remote Operated Vehicle is a modern underwater machine operated remotely and is especially used…


Military Plane Crash In Philippines Kills 50 And Injure 49

The death toll in the crash of a transport aircraft in Philippines has reached 50, with 49 others injured, officials said Monday. According to the details, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules was carrying 96 mostly combat troops when it overshot the runway while landing Sunday at the Jolo airport in Sulu province. It slammed into a coconut grove beyond the airport and burst into flames in a noontime disaster witnessed by horrified soldiers and villagers. Troops, police and firefighters rescued 49 military personnel, including a few who jumped off the aircraft before it exploded and was gutted by fire. Seven people on the ground were hit by aircraft parts and debris, and three of them died, the military said. The Lockheed C-130 Hercules was one of two refurbished US Air Force aircraft handed over to the Philippines, Washington’s oldest treaty ally in Asia, as part…