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One dead, 150 hurt as jet skids off runway in Istanbul

The Pegasus Airlines jet was carrying 171 passengers and six crew members from Izmir province in the west when it crashed at Sabiha Gokcen airport.

The Boeing 737 was trying to land in heavy tailwinds and rain.

The airport was closed and flights diverted after the accident.

Turkish media said the majority of people on board were Turkish but there were also about 20 foreign nationals.

Tehran ends co-operation with Ukraine over downed jet

It comes after leaked remarks suggested Iran knew immediately that it had struck the plane.

Ukrainian TV aired an exchange between air traffic control and a pilot who was landing as the jet crashed.

The Iranian pilot allegedly states he saw a flash like missile fire in the sky, and then an explosion.

Iran initially denied responsibility for the downing on 8 January that killed 176, but Ukraine's president said the conversation proved the country knew the flight had been hit by a missile.

'Several people detained' over airliner loss

Spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said investigations into the incident were continuing, but provided no details.

President Hassan Rouhani said the probe would be overseen by a "special court".

Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was brought down shortly it took off from Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board.

Most of the victims were Iranian and Canadian citizens.

For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied that its armed forces had shot down the Boeing 737-800 and suggested there had been a technical failure.

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down plane

The statement, released on Saturday morning, said it had done so due to "human error".

Those responsible would be held accountable, the statement read on state TV said.

Iran had previously rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down the plane near the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday.

The crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 with the loss of 176 lives came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.

Two New Zealanders onboard plane crash that killed nine people, Philippines media report

Two people on the plane were believed to have been New Zealanders, Philippines media are reporting.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson said they were responding to reports of New Zealanders being involved in a plane crash in teh Philippine, but could not confirm any further information due to privacy reasons. 

The light plane crashed into a resort compound in Pansol village in Laguna province near the foothills of Mount Makiling.

Police and rescuers retrieved nine bodies from the wreckage, police said.

Pilot for Sala didn't have commercial licence

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) confirmed David Ibbotson held a private pilot's licence.

Its interim report said he could only fly passengers in the EU on a cost sharing basis, not for reward.

Cardiff City said it had "grave concerns" and questions over the validity of the pilot's licence.

Investigators have not yet been able to establish what arrangement Mr Ibbotson had with Sala, and the status of 59-year-old's licence at the time of the crash on 21 January will form part of the AAIB's investigations.

Airliner crashes in Durango after take-off in Mexico

Aeroméxico flight AM2431 was flying from Guadalupe Victoria International Airport to Mexico City.

Local media report the crash happened five minutes after take-off, and that passengers were seen walking to a nearby road to seek help.

Durango state governor José Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on casualties.

Aeroméxico also wrote on Twitter, saying that it was working to get more information.

Emergency services are already at the scene, with footage showing smoke billowing from the aircraft.

The plane was an Embraer 190.

65 feared dead in Iranian plane crash

A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television on Sunday everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the crash site and could not "accurately and definitely confirm" everyone had died.

The airline had also initially said 60 passengers and six crew were on board the twin-engined turboprop ATR 72 that was flying to the southwestern city of Yasuj. But it later said there were a total of 65 people on board, as one passenger had missed the flight.

Melbourne plane crash: Airport reopens as investigation begins

Four US tourists and an Australian pilot died after their light plane came down on a shopping centre on Tuesday.

It had just taken off from the small Essendon Airport, which reopened on Thursday. The nearby shopping centre remains closed "until further notice".

Safety officials said they would investigate with "an open mind" and make a preliminary report next month.

The 15-year-old girl who was sitting on top of the bomb that brought down Russian jet over Egypt

Holidaymaker Maria Ivleva would have been killed instantly by the huge explosion just centimetres beneath her.

Reports in Russia say the device - which killed 224 people on October 31 - was likely to have been planted under seat 31A, where Miss Ivleva was sitting.

The teenager from St Petersburg had been on holiday in Sharm El Sheikh with her 44-year-old mother Marina, who was sitting in seat 31B.

There is no suggestion that any of the Russian tourists were suicide bombers.