World Fatal crash earlier this week was Australian plane's 2nd

09:21  04 january  2018
09:21  04 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

Plane goes off the taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport

  Plane goes off the taxiway at Boston's Logan Airport There were no injuries and buses transported customers from the aircraft to the terminal, JetBlue said . Earlier Monday, a nasty winter storm hit New England that temporarily shut down runways at Logan Airport. A Massport spokesman told CBS Boston airport crews were not able to keep up with the snow and were not departing or landing aircraft as of 10 a.m. About an hour later, one runway was able to open but delays were expected throughout the day. A combination of high wind gusts and heavy snow/ice on wires could lead to power outages in the region.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau executive director Nat Nagy said on Thursday the accident investigation team would examine the circumstances of a 1996 fatal crash . Fairfax Media reports the plane had previously been a crop duster that clipped a hillside with a wing and cartwheeled northwest

SYDNEY (AP) — An investigator says a seaplane that crashed north of Sydney this week , killing the Canadian pilot and his five British passengers, had another fatal crash more than 20 years ago.

Police and and Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators board a police boat to go the scene of a seaplane crash in the Hawkesbury River near Sydney, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours after the crash on Sunday, New South Wales police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) © The Associated Press Police and and Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators board a police boat to go the scene of a seaplane crash in the Hawkesbury River near Sydney, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours after the crash on Sunday, New South Wales police said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY — An investigator says a seaplane that crashed north of Sydney this week, killing the Canadian pilot and his five British passengers, had another fatal crash more than 20 years ago.

The de Havilland Beaver was manufactured in 1963 and owned by tourism business Sydney Seaplanes. It crashed into the Hawkesbury River on a return flight to Sydney on New Year's Eve.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau executive director Nat Nagy said on Thursday the accident investigation team would examine the circumstances of a 1996 fatal crash.

Fairfax Media reports the plane had previously been a crop duster that clipped a hillside with a wing and cartwheeled northwest of Sydney, killing the pilot.

A crane lifted most of the plane from the riverbed on Thursday.

200 injured in commuter train crash outside Johannesburg .
A train crash on the outskirts of South Africa's commercial hub, Johannesburg, left more than 200 people injured, emergency responders said Tuesday morning.At least 226 people were taken to hospitals "but most with minor injuries," said Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for the city's emergency managementAt least 226 people were taken to hospitals "but most with minor injuries," said Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for the city's emergency management service.

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