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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A look at the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in France

    A look at the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in France
    The Airbus A320, the model of plane that crashed in France on Tuesday, is a workhorse of modern aviation. Here are some key facts about it: —Similar to the Boeing 737, the single-aisle, twin-engine jet is used to connect cities that are...
  • Five things for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Five things for Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Here are your stories for Tuesday in Central Florida: 150 likely perish in plane crash in France; Orlando police officer faces criminal charges for excessive force; George Zimmerman blames the president; a retirement home for horses provides for elderly...
  • Police identify 3 dead in College Park helicopter crash

    Police identify 3 dead in College Park helicopter crash
    Bruce Teitelbaum and Marsha Khan loved flying helicopters. The couple regularly flew out of Orlando Executive Airport, where he earned his pilot's license last year from HQ Aviation. While he handled the controls of one of HQ's Robinson R44 four-...
  • Helicopter is called for man seriously hurt in Plainfield crash near Pen Argyl

    Helicopter is called for man seriously hurt in Plainfield crash near Pen Argyl
    A man suffered a serious head injury Monday night in a traffic accident on Delabole Road in Plainfield Township, according to emergency radio reports. The man, possibly a teen, first was reported trapped in his car with no feeling in his legs after the...
  • Syrian military helicopter crashes, insurgents capture crew

    Syrian insurgents captured several government airmen after their helicopter crashed in a rebel-held area of northwestern Syria on Sunday, activists said. The Idlib Media Center and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the helicopter...
  • No injuries in Harnett County ultralight plane crash

    No injuries have been reported in the crash of an ultralight plane in Harnett County. The sheriff's office tells local media outlets that the 71-year-old pilot says he lost power shortly after takeoff Sunday from a private, grass-covered landing strip...
  • Federal agencies investigate after at least 1 killed in College Park area helicopter crash

    Federal agencies investigate after at least 1 killed in College Park area helicopter crash
    Just as Peter Ronca was walking into his home near his College Park neighborhood Sunday afternoon, he could hear the roar of a helicopter as it plunged closer to his neighbor's house. Ronca said he could hear as the helicopter plowed through trees...
  • Mother grateful for planned N.C. memorial for son, other plane-crash victims

    GARNER, N.C. It has been 27 years since Linda Wiggs lost her son in a plane crash at Raleigh-Durham International airport. He would have been 40 years old on Feb. 14. It was a Friday night, Feb. 19, 1988, and she had taken her son, Christopher Bage...