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  • The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525

    The mystery of Germanwings Flight 9525
    Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are...
  • Stephen L. Carter: Doorway to disaster on Germanwings Flight 9525

    Stephen L. Carter: Doorway to disaster on Germanwings Flight 9525
    So it looks deliberate. On Thursday morning, French prosecutors said their working theory is that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately crashed the plane into the Alps on Tuesday. The news comes hard on the heels of Wednesday night's...
  • Mentally stable at 38,000 feet: Can you trust your pilot?

    Airline pilots are supposed to be the ones we trust. They greet us at the door of the plane in their crisp, military-style uniforms, then welcome us aboard with that familiar soothing drawl over the PA system as we buckle ourselves in. When there's...
  • Cockpit safety measures implemented after 9/11 may have allowed lockout of pilot

    A jet plane is a complex piece of machinery built on redundancies; if one system fails, another takes its place. That holds true in many facets of aircraft design except, apparently, when it comes to the cockpit door. "People inside the cockpit can lock...
  • Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford

    Navy plans fix for catapult problem on carrier Ford
    The Navy said Thursday it plans to fix the catapults on its newest aircraft carrier so the system doesn't cause too much stress on warplanes fitted with external fuel tanks. Bloomberg News reported that the new catapult system onboard the Gerald R....
  • Drexel University grad, mom were on ill-fated plane

    Drexel University grad, mom were on ill-fated plane
    Emily Selke, a 2013 graduate of Drexel University, and her mother, Yvonne Ciarlo Selke, a consultant to a Pentagon mapping agency, had a close relationship. "They were very supportive of each other. It was sweet to see. It was like the ideal mother-...
  • Pictures in the News | March 24, 2015

     
    Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in the French Alps, where a German airliner carrying 150 people crashed while on a flight from Barcelona, Spain, to the German city of Duesseldorf. France’s president warned that there were probably no...
  • 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 between...
  • Spanish, German towns tied together in plane crash tragedy

    Spanish, German towns tied together in plane crash tragedy
    They were supposed to be the lucky ones — the 14 girls and two boys chosen by a lottery from dozens of 10th graders in their high school to go on a weeklong exchange program in Spain. But instead they and their two teachers became victims in the...
  • Minute by minute, the demise of doomed German flight

    Here is a look at the short journey and violent end of the German budget airline flight that crashed into the French Alps with 150 people aboard, based on information from French accident investigators, government officials and the airline Germanwings,...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. US, SAUDIS LAUNCH MIDEAST AIRSTRIKES The Americans attack Islamic State militants in Saddam Hussein's hometown in northern Iraq, while Saudi...