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  • Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

    WASHINGTON Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that may need to change in the wake of the...
  • Landing mishap for military chopper; 2 aboard unhurt

    Two Navy officers were unhurt after their helicopter rolled on its side while landing in the Florida Panhandle. The mishap happened Friday night at a Navy landing site in Pensacola. The Pensacola News Journal reports (http://on.pnj.com/1BRhIop ) a pilot...
  • Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

    There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said. The crash of...
  • Germanwings co-pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child

    Germanwings co-pilot visited glider field near crash site as a child
    The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron,...
  • Many national, international pilots train at Arizona flight schools

    PHOENIX Experts say it's not surprising the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps earlier this week, trained in Arizona. Many organizations, including Lufthansa, the parent company of GermanWings, send their pilots to...
  • For the record

    Jet crash: In the March 27 Section A, a graphic accompanying an article about cockpit security procedures indicated that the Germanwings Airbus A320 had four engines. An A320 has two engines.
  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty...
  • Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site

    Painstaking recovery mission at treacherous Alps crash site
    The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525 dislodge from the mountainside. The somber mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when their...
  • A pilot's bathroom break shouldn't bring down a jet, readers say

    A pilot's bathroom break shouldn't bring down a jet, readers say
    The chilling details of Germanwings Flight 9525's final moments have prompted several readers to suggest ways to prevent another tragedy like the one that unfolded Tuesday over France, in which, investigators believe, the first officer steered the A320...
  • Co-Pilot May Have Hidden An Illness

    MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have...
  • Town grieves for its native son: Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz

    Town grieves for its native son: Germanwings copilot Andreas Lubitz
    In this tiny, idyllic town tucked away in southwest Germany, the news hit like a bombshell: Four locals were dead in a plane crash on a French mountain, including a native son who had made good as a pilot, Andreas Lubitz.  First came sadness. "We will...