Duterte: Cocaine-using presidential bet eludes cops by doing drugs on yacht, plane

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 11/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the unnamed presidential aspirant, whom he accused of doing cocaine, was able to escape apprehension because he does the illegal act in places like on a yacht or…

Ill-fated chartered plane that crashed at NAIA used to deliver medical supplies in Cebu, Visayas

and Irene Sino Cruz, Florence Baesa, Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The chartered plane bound for Japan for a medical evacuation (medEvac) mission that exploded and crashed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 was used to deliver medical…

BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane crashes after takeoff in Tehran

01/08/2020

TEHRAN — A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini…

62 years of Magsaysay plane crash: History inscribed in Mount Manunggal

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 03/24/2019

BALAMBAN, CEBU — As the flurry of people packed their bags and left the campsite, Francisco Noya, 81, sat on a plastic chair under a makeshift hut that was made especially for the occasion. It was the…

Rescue exercise simulates plane crash at MCIA

Norman V. Mendoza 11/16/2018

A plane crashed at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA)? Relax. It was just an exercise. The MCIA Authority (MCIAA) conducted the Mactan Airport Crash and Rescue Exercise (Macrex) Friday afternoon as part of their rescue exercise held…

Doubts cast on Lion Air’s plane fixed claim

AP 11/03/2018

JAKARTA, Indonesia — New details about the crashed Lion Air jet’s previous flight cast more doubt on the Indonesian airline’s claim to have fixed technical problems, as hundreds of personnel searched the sea for a fifth day…

A Chinese farmer couldn’t fly a plane, so he built one

Inquirer.net 10/27/2018

PEKIN, China–When a Chinese garlic farmer’s dream of flying an airplane didn’t pan out, he decided to build one instead. The full-scale replica of the Airbus A320 built by farmer Zhu Yue is now nearly finished, permanently…

Plane makes emergency landing on the freeway

AP 10/20/2018

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA El Cajon, California — A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed…

Plane ditches into Pacific lagoon

AFP 09/28/2018

Passengers were forced to swim for their lives Friday when an airliner ditched into a lagoon after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island and began sinking. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting to land…

Naming airports

JASON BAGUIA 08/28/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s use of his bully pulpit to advocate for the renaming of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport so that it would bear the name of Lapu-Lapu would be easily understandable to the Cebuano or Visayan who…

‘Suicidal’ man steals, crashes empty plane

AFP 08/11/2018

Two military F-15 jets were scrambled late Friday after a “suicidal” airline worker stole and later crashed an empty passenger plane from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, local officials said. Local authorities quickly ruled out terrorism as a motive…

97 injured as plane crashes after takeoff in hail storm

AFP 08/01/2018

An Aeromexico flight crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames and injuring 97 people, officials said Tuesday. The Embraer 190 aircraft, which was operating between Durango and Mexico…

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