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  • 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...
  • Germanwings tragedy reminiscent of '87 jetliner crash in California

    Germanwings tragedy reminiscent of '87 jetliner crash in California
    The troubling narrative emerging from the Germanwings crash in the French Alps -- that the co-pilot deliberately plowed the plane into a mountain after locking the captain out of the flight deck -- has some similarities to the 1987 crash of a jetliner...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...