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  • 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...
  • Germanwings co-pilot hid illness on day of flight, prosecutors say

    BERLIN The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing his plane into the French Alps this week had an existing medical condition he hid from his employers and for which he possessed a note for sick leave, German prosecutors said Friday....
  • Plane crash at Norfolk Botanical Garden: NTSB releases preliminary report

    Plane crash at Norfolk Botanical Garden: NTSB releases preliminary report
    The pilot of a plane that crash-landed in the Norfolk Botanical Garden earlier this month, killing all three on board, tried twice to land at Norfolk International Airport after attempting to do so in Suffolk first, according to a preliminary report...
  • Poland: 2 Russian flight controllers suspects in 2010 crash

    Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have identified two Russian flight controllers as suspects for allegedly contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Warsaw regional prosecutor...
  • Shock in Europe as Germanwings crash is described as intentional

    PARIS Left alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 4U9525, 28-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz manually began a descent procedure and did not respond when his pilot and crew pounded on the locked door as the airplane slammed into a mountainside in...
  • Pilot reported turbulence before plane crash in Norfolk

    Federal investigators say a pilot reported turbulence before a small plane crashed while trying to land at Norfolk International Airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed in the crash on March 3. A preliminary report by the National...
  • Norwegian Air orders 2 crew in plane cockpits during flights

    Europe's third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. Norwegian spokeswoman Charlotte Holmbergh-Jacobsson says the new rules...
  • Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton

    Early report offers a few details, but not why plane crashed in West Boynton
    Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board released a report of the March 2 plane crash in West Boynton that killed two, but the findings do not clearly identify what caused the accident. The single-engine plane went down in the Arthur R....
  • MIT expert: US rules make chances of cockpit takeover slim

    U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts...