Keyword: Crash

Russian authorities say 'criminal negligeance' caused Total chief's death

Federal investigators said the driver of a snow plough hit by Christophe de Margerie's jet was drunk, and also blamed airport's management.

Air France denies two pilots were asleep on 2009 Rio-Paris crash flight

The airline said press reports that two of three pilots flying AF447 were asleep showed 'a major misunderstanding' of events in its cockpit.

No 'clear cause' found for Air Algérie crash over Mali

French investigators into the July crash of Algiers-bound flight that left 116 dead say 'nothing tells us we can rule out or confirm terrorism'.

Crashed Air Algérie flight voice recorder 'unreadable'

French inspectors said recovered cockpit recordings were 'so far unusable' to explain crash over Mali in which 116 died, 54 of them French.

French-led military contingent secures Air Algérie crash site

There were no survivors from among the 116 people aboard the plane, 54 of them French, which crashed in desolate terrain in NE Mali.

Wreckage of crashed Air Algérie flight 'found in northern Mali'

Malian president says remains of the plane on loan to Air Algérie, carrying more than 50 French nationals, was found in remote desert region.

'More than 50' French passengers on board crashed Air Algérie jet

The MD-83 airliner, on loan from Spain's Swiftair, was carrying 110 passengers from Burkina Faso to Algeria early on Thursday.

High-speed and express trains collide in SW France

A regional express train collided with the back of a TGV train near Denguin injuring 25 people, nine seriously.

French rail disaster probe finds tracks 'in state of disrepair'

Inquiry into cause of Bretigny-sur-Orge derailment near Paris in July 2013, which left seven people dead, points finger at poor maintenance.

France charges Yemenia Airways over deadly 2009 crash

The Yemen national airline faces manslaughter charges over crash off the Comoros Islands that killed 152 people and left just one survivor.

Chinese magnate in helicopter crash after buying Bordeaux vinyard

Lam Kok, owner of Hong Kong-based hotel group Brilliant, and three others feared dead in crash while touring the vinyard just hours after buying it.

Air France crash pilots not emergency-trained, says coroner

British coroner was speaking at the inquest into the deaths of two British men in the Air France jet disaster, which killed 228 people in 2009.

German bus crash on French motorway leaves two dead, four seriously injured

The bus was carrying some 50 German teenagers to Spain when it ploughed into the back of a lorry on a motorway in south-central France.

French among dead in Egypt hot-air balloon crash

A hot-air balloon exploded and plunged to earth during a sunrise flight at the ancient temple city of Luxor, killing 19 tourists onboard.

Five die in plane crash near Grenoble

Five people died after a light aircraft in which they were travelling crashed into woodland near the city of Grenoble in south-eastern France.