Search operations following a Philippine Air Force C-130 cargo plane crash at the vicinity of Jolo airport, Sulu island, southern Philippines. Photograph: EPA

Philippine authorities ordered on Monday an investigation into the crash of an Air Force plane that overshot a runway killing 47 soldiers on board, th(...)

Investigators inspect debris found in the waters off Java Island around where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP Photograph

Indonesian authorities on Sunday located the black boxes of the Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Ja(...)

Police and military personnel work among the wreckage of the Boeing-737 plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the Jose Marti airport in Havana. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 people died when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 ye(...)

New York Stock Exchange trader Peter Tuchman, a familiar face in the financial media, dons his 2018 glasses as he sees out the old year. Photograph: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

In numbers: Safe as jets 0 Number of commercial passenger jet crashes anywhere in the world in 2017, the safest year ever for commercial aviation, a(...)

A worker stands inside a 777 fuselage as a machine works on the outside  at Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Redmond

Boeing is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots, and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world’s bigges(...)

Family members of a passenger on board a crashed Trigana Air flight provide information to a police identification team at Sentani Airport near Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia on Monday. Photograph: Lucky R/Antara Foto/Reuters

All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia’s Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation d(...)

Grieving relatives of the crashed  Trigana Air ATR 42-300 plane wait for information at the crisis centre in Jayapura on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a po(...)

 Indonesian rescuers and military personnels examine the wreckage of the crashed C-130 military airplane at the crash site in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Dedi Sahputra/EPA

Indonesia’s president promised a review of the country’s ageing air force fleet and a defence modernisation drive on Wednesday, as the death toll from(...)

Firemen and security forces attempt to extinguish the fire surrounding the wreckage of an Indonesian military transport plane after it crashed in the North Sumatra city of Medan, Indonesia on Tuesday. Photograph: Irsan Mulyadi/Reuters/Antara Foto

More than 100 people are feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, i(...)

An Air Asia crew seen on working on Airbus A320  at Kuala Lumpur airport. Photograph: EPA/Fazry Ismail

Bad luck is said to come in threes. For Malaysia’s aviation industry that superstition looks perilously close to the truth.Flight QZ8501, which disapp(...)