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Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week. The planemaker said local aviation officials believed pilots may have been given wrong information by the plane's automated systems before the fatal crash. "The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee has indicated that Lion Air flight 610 experienced erroneous input from one of its AOA (Angle of Attack) sensors,” Boeing …

Afghan army helicopter crashes, killing 25 on board

KABUL: An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said. The aircraft crashed due to "bad weather" in Anar Dara district, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri said, but the Taliban claimed its militants brought it down. Both pilots and 23 passengers were killed. Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for western Afghanistan and head of the Farah provincial council, Mehri said. Provincial council member…

Indonesian plane crashes in Java Sea with 188 aboard

JAKARTA: A Lion Air flight with at least 188 people on board is believed to have sunk after crashing into the sea off Indonesia ’s island of Java on Monday, shortly after take off from the capital on its way to the country’s tin-mining hub, officials said. A spokesman for Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said the Lion Air flight, JT610, lost contact 13 minutes after takeoff, adding that a tug boat leaving the capital’s port had seen the craft falling. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” the spokesman,…

Helicopter owned by Thai billionaire crashes near UK stadium

LONDON: A helicopter belonging to Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed on Saturday near the stadium of his Premier League club Leicester City. The helicopter was seen enveloped in flames in mobile phone images from the scene and an AFP photographer later saw smoke coming from the wreckage. It crashed shortly after take-off following Saturday's game against West Ham in a car park close to King Power Stadium -- a scene of jubilation two years ago when underdogs Leicester City won the Premier League in a…

Eight dead as train crashes into rickshaw in Kandhkot

KANDHKOT: At least eight people, including three children and two women, were killed when a train rammed into a rickshaw in Kandhkot district in northern Sindh on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to details, 14 people also got injured in the accident that occurred at a railway crossing near Tangwani. The local residents on self-help basis began rescue operation to shift the deceased and injured persons to a nearby hospital as no rescue team, nor any ambulance has reached the site yet. The identities of the…

Internet may crash worldwide in next 36 hours

People across the world may experience ‘digital isolation’ over the next two days because internet services could crash globally due to maintenance work. According to reports by TechWorm and The Quint, the main domain servers and related infrastructure will be temporarily powered down by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), located in Los Angeles, over the next 36 hours. The reason is that they need to change the cryptographic key that protects the Domain Name System (DNS) – which is what…

Bank of England chief warns of housing market crash on ‘no deal’ Brexit

LONDON: British house prices could crash by 35 percent if the UK leaves the European Union next year without a divorce deal, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has reportedly warned. Sharing the BoE's worst-case scenarios with Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet Thursday, Carney painted a bleak picture for the British economy, according to UK media reports Friday. It comes as the head of Britain's biggest business lobby group said a "no deal" exit would be a "hammer blow" to the British economy. Brexit…

At least 17 killed in South Sudan plane crash

JUBA: At least 17 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from Juba International Airport to the city of Yirol crashed, State information Minister Taban Abel told Reuters. “The plane crashed and killed 17 people and we have three survivors,” Abel told Reuters by phone from Yirol. The plane carried a total of 22 people and two were still missing. One of the survivors, an Italian doctor working with an NGO, is in critical condition and undergoing surgery in Yirol Hospital, the…

Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills three

KABUL: A helicopter crash in northern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least three people including a foreign pilot, Afghan officials said.  The aircraft crashed due to "technical problems" shortly after taking off in Dehdadi district in Balkh province, Nazer Khuda Pamiri, deputy commander of Afghan forces in northern Afghanistan, told AFP. Ten people were on board the helicopter at the time of the accident. It was transporting Afghan security forces from a military base in Dehdadi to the volatile northwestern…