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  • Small helicopter crashes into Orlando home, 1 person dead

    One person was found dead after a small helicopter crashed into an Orlando house. The Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1CODEYC) reports the helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon, scattering debris and starting a small fire. Orlando Fire Department...
  • Crash is Germanwings' first fatal accident

    Crash is Germanwings' first fatal accident
    Germanwings, a low-cost unit of Lufthansa, had recorded no accidents involving passenger deaths until one of its planes crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Aviation accident databases such as aviation-safety.net showed no...
  • Plane crash kills 150 people in French Alps; black box found

    A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany,...
  • The Latest: Germanwings forced to cancel 7 flights

    1:03 a.m. (0003 GMT, 20:03 EDT) Germanwings has had to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because a number of crew members felt they were unfit to fly following news of the accident. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Tuesday evening that he...
  • 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. SLAVE LABOR IN FISHING INDUSTRY EXPOSED Modern-day slaves at a remote island village in Indonesia reveal to the AP the harsh conditions they...
  • French crews to resume efforts at dawn to reach Germanwings wreckage

    PARIS Search crews planned to resume helicopter flights around dawn Wednesday to remote mountainside in southern France where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed after a rapid descent, likely killing all 150 people aboard. The crash, one of the deadliest...
  • Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

    A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights...
  • Aviation's latest mystery: What brought down Germanwings 9525?

    Just over a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean without making a distress call, the aviation world faced a new mystery Tuesday: the crash of a Germanwings jetliner in the French Alps with 150 passengers and crew...
  • Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash

    Radio calls detail moments before and after Sunday's helicopter crash
    Everything appeared to be going smoothly for pilot Bruce Teitelbaum when his Robinson R44 II helicopter was approved for takeoff from Orlando Executive Airport at 2:10 p.m. Sunday. Radio transmissions to and from Teitelbaum's chopper detail the moments...
  • Doomed German airliner began its fatal fall moments after reaching cruising altitude

    BERLIN A German passenger jet that crashed Tuesday morning in the Alps in southern France, killing an estimated 150 passengers and crew, climbed for 44 minutes to reach its cruising altitude but remained there for only about a minute before it began to...
  • Germanwings crash defies world airline safety trends

    Germanwings crash defies world airline safety trends
    The crash of a Germanwings passenger plane in the French Alps onĀ  Tuesday came as the world's airline safety record was improving, with 2014 reported as having the lowest accident rate in history. The Germanwings A320, carrying 144 passengers and six...