December 25, 1996 |
An Indian air force plane crashed near a village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, and all 22 people on board were feared killed, police said. The British-made Avro aircraft crashed in a field in Peddareddypalem near Nellore after taking off from Madras, the capital of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, the Press Trust of India said. Nellore is 90 miles north of Madras. The aircraft was bound for Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh, PTI said.
November 14, 1996 |
The how and why of the world's worst midair collision is as yet unexplained, but on Wednesday critics were eager to say I told you so, making India's air traffic system appear more like a mortal game of dodge ball. The flight recorders of the doomed planes, which collided over India on Tuesday, have now been recovered. Transcripts show that the crew of the Kazakh aircraft had been warned of an oncoming Saudi jumbo jet.
November 13, 1996 |
To some, it sounded like a monsoon thunderclap; to others, like a bomb, or a more powerful version of the firecrackers they had set off two days before on Hinduism's most joyous holiday. As a hazy twilight fell on the verdant farmlands of Haryana state in northern India, houses in this small rural town of 3,000 to 4,000 people were still trimmed with the glowing colored lights set out to celebrate Diwali, when Hindus fete the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness.
December 2, 1991 |
A bomb was found aboard an Air-India jetliner minutes before the plane was to have taken off for London and New York with 407 people on board, police and airline officials said. The bomb, designed to go off by remote control, was disarmed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. In Srinagar, center of a Kashmiri secessionist revolt against Indian rule, a caller telephoned a news agency to say a militant group planted the bomb.
August 17, 1991 |
An Indian Airlines flight crashed into the hilly jungle of remote eastern India on Friday, and all 69 people aboard were killed, officials said. The Boeing 737-200 was on a 65-minute, 370-mile flight from Calcutta to Imphal, capital of the state of Manipur, on India's border with Myanmar. Officials said all those on board were Indian.