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  • Can we trust the unseen pilot?

    Can we trust the unseen pilot?
    The allegations that a co-pilot intentionally crashed a commercial airliner killing all 150 people aboard in an apparent act of murder-suicide is unbelievably disturbing, especially to those of us who fly frequently ("Can anyone prevent future Germanwings...
  • Lufthansa CEO: It will take 'a long, long time' to understand what led to Germanwings crash

    Lufthansa CEO: It will take 'a long, long time' to understand what led to Germanwings crash
    Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week — but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of...
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'

    Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'
    Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday. The airline said that as part of its internal research...
  • No, today's airplanes don't just fly themselves

    To the editor: In his opinion piece on the Germanwings crash, Peter Garrison writes, "From shortly after takeoff to shortly before touchdown, airplanes fly themselves while pilots talk with controllers and one another and punch data into flight management...
  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. DEADLINE TO REACH DEAL ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM PUSHED BACK After more than a decade of diplomatic efforts to limit Tehran's nuclear...
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression"

    Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline. The airline said Tuesday that it has...
  • Lufthansa: Flight school knew of Lubitz's depression

    PARIS Lufthansa's flight training school knew of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's problems with depression during his training, the air carrier reported Tuesday. The company produced a 2009 email Tuesday in which Lubitz explained that he was...
  • AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps shocked the world last week — especially after prosecutors announced that the co-pilot had deliberately locked his captain out of the cockpit and flown the plane into a mountain. The crash...
  • Lufthansa says Germanwings pilot told flight school of his depression

    Lufthansa says Germanwings pilot told flight school of his depression
    The young Germanwings pilot accused of having deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 a week ago, killing all 150 people on board, had informed his flight school in 2009 of an "episode of severe depression," Lufthansa said in a statement issued Tuesday....
  • Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

    A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported. Pilot David Gowan of Minot, North Dakota, tells radio station KFGO that the incident happened Tuesday morning after he took...
  • Few answers in early report on deadly copter crash

    Few answers in early report on deadly copter crash
    Moments before last week's deadly helicopter accident in Orlando, a witness saw it drop into trees and begin to break apart, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. "Multiple witnesses reported hearing a loud helicopter flying low,...