A small plane overshot its destination in Australia by almost 50 kilometres because the pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, national air safety officials said Tuesday.
The March 12 flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka crash-landed at Kathmandu airport and skidded into a football field where it burst into flames, killing 51 people.
Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.
The plane came down on Scarlet Street, Mordialloc, a narrow tree-lined street.
The Rapid Action Battalion police unit said Sabbir Emam plotted with senior extremists from Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh to crash a plane into the homes of politicians or to take passengers hostage.
A helicopter fighting wildfires in central and northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, the civil protection agency said, adding that the pilot was feared dead.
A plane crash at a Swiss summer camp on Friday killed two 14-year-old campers and the pilot, while leaving a third teenager seriously injured, police said.
A drunk pilot who wanted to take off on a flight from Frankfurt to Colombo with more than 270 passengers on board was stopped by the cabin crew, according to a report from news site hessenschau.de on Sunday.
Malaysian officials have said that one of MH370's pilots plotted a path over the Indian Ocean on a home flight simulator, but warned this did not prove he deliberately crashed the plane.
A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Australian agency in charge of the search said.