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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • FAA investigating two Lehigh County plane accidents

    FAA investigating two Lehigh County plane accidents
    The skies were clear and the weather was near perfect Monday for the first time in months, which makes the wreck of two small private planes three hours apart even more bizarre, local authorities said. One plane came down about 1 p.m. during takeoff from...
  • Lufthansa indicates not required to report Lubitz depression

    Lufthansa indicated Monday that it was under no obligation to report to Germany's national aviation authority the fact that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before qualifying as a pilot several years ago. Germany's Welt am...
  • Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported

    Small plane crashes during takeoff at Queen City Airport; no injuries reported
    A four-seat airplane crashed while taking off at Queen City Airport, but the pilot and his passenger escaped unharmed. The Mooney M20J was trying to take off just after 1 p.m., when the pilot experienced engine trouble moments after lifting off, and...
  • Small plane forced to land beyond runway; no injuries

    Officials say a small plane was forced to land beyond the runway just after takeoff from an eastern Pennsylvania airport, but no one was injured. Executive Director Charles Everett Jr. of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority said the four-seat Mooney...
  • Five things for Monday, April 6, 2015

    Five things for Monday, April 6, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: poll shows Florida supports medical marijuana; noisy SunRail yard rankles residents; seven-year-old girl was struck by vehicle on beach; church begins new life on Easter; helicopters crashes. 1....
  • Crash piles pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak earnings, labor unrest and tough competition from lower-cost carriers....
  • Jordan military: Training plane crashes, killing 2 pilots

    Jordan's military says a training propeller airplane has crashed during a routine flight, killing two pilots onboard. Army spokesman Col. Mamdouh Al-Amiri said the Firefly training plane crashed Monday in a dedicated area for pilot training. Al-Amiri...
  • Germanwings crash pilot's profile prompts questions, deep unease

    Germanwings crash pilot's profile prompts questions, deep unease
    The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day. In the hours after Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps two weeks ago, Lubitz was regarded as one of 150 victims in an unexplained disaster. Two...
  • Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

    Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say
    Mental health experts say that it was aggression — not just depression — that would have driven 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz to deliberately crash a Germanwings airliner into a mountainside, the copilot breathing evenly as passengers screamed...
  • My Illness Doesn't Make Me Violent

    My Illness Doesn't Make Me Violent
    Authorities investigating the intentional crash of a Germanwings flight into the French Alps on March 24 are trying to understand how mental illness factored into the actions of the co-pilot, who was alone in the cockpit. No sane person smashes a plane...
  • Malaysia helicopter crash kills 6, including ex-envoy to US

    A helicopter crashed outside Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing all six people on board, including a Malaysian lawmaker who was a former ambassador to the United States, officials said. Preliminary information showed that the helicopter crashed and...