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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Germanwings victims: Spanish bride and groom perish in crash

    Asmae Ouahhoud el Allaoui will be remembered in white lace and tulle. A snapshot from her wedding Saturday shows the 23-year-old bride smiling nervously from under a white veil as her bow-tied groom slips a gold ring onto her finger. Some 200 guests...
  • Too Soon To Convict German Co-Pilot

    Too Soon To Convict German Co-Pilot
    News reports on accusations that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz purposely brought down Flight 9525 over the French Alps have rushed to convict him. "Andreas Lubitz (27), the Amok Pilot," ran Friday's banner headline in Bild, Germany's most...
  • German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'

    German airline crash: 'You can hear he is trying to smash the door down'
    The mystery surrounding this week's crash of a German airliner into the French Alps deepened Wednesday with a report suggesting the pilot may have been locked out of the cockpit before the crash. UPDATE: French prosecutor says Germanwings copilot...
  • Germanwings crash: No algorithm can stop a pilot bent on killing himself

    One of the subtler ironies of the Germanwings accident — though the word "accident" may no longer be appropriate — is that the airplane involved used so-called fly-by-wire technology. The flight crew's control inputs go not to the ailerons and...
  • 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...
  • French Alps plane crash invokes images of fear we all share

    French Alps plane crash invokes images of fear we all share
    Anyone who has ever flown has probably imagined what it felt like to be on that plane. Imagine. Out of the blue, high above the mountains, in the tedium and glory of the empty sky — while you're sleeping or reading, eating or talking, watching a...
  • Airlines to require 2 crew members in cockpit at all times

    Airlines and officials around the world on Thursday began requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated...
  • Co-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona

    The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona. Lufthansa Group said Thursday that 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz...
  • Germany hunts for co-pilot motive amid depression reports

    Germany hunts for co-pilot motive amid depression reports
    Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. German tabloid Bild reported Friday that...
  • Details of Germanwings copilot's life, death emerge; friends are shocked

    Details of Germanwings copilot's life, death emerge; friends are shocked
    The silence in the cockpit during the last eight minutes of doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 was broken only by the copilot's even breathing. Measured and controlled, the sound of breathing picked up by the cockpit voice recorder was enough for...
  • Small plane makes emergency landing on South Carolina road

    A small plane made an emergency landing on a road in northern South Carolina. Local media outlets report five people were on board the Cessna 206 when it landed on Highway 29 in Wellford on Thursday night. No injuries were reported. The pilot says those...