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  • Lufthansa holds moment of silence for France crash victims

    Executives, pilots and employees of German airline Lufthansa held a moment of silence on Wednesday for the 150 people who died aboard Flight 9525, operated by the company's low-cost unit Germanwings. The Airbus A320 crashed Tuesday in the Alps in...
  • Damaged black box sent for analysis in Alps plane crash

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France A severely damaged cockpit voice recorder is one of the only leads in the fatal crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, where some 650 searchers started combing a section of mountain face at daybreak on Wednesday....
  • Five things for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Five things for Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Here are your stories for Wednesday in Central Florida: two Americans on crashed German plane; riders rescued from Universal coaster; Orlando officer facing criminal charges; Lake says no to huge sand mine. 1. The victims of the crash of a Germanwings...
  • 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...
  • Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed

    Virginia woman, daughter among European plane crash victims; 3rd victim confirmed
    UPDATE: The U.S. State Department says a third American has been identified as a victim of the plane crash in France that killed a total of 150 people. The department said it is in contact with the victim's next of kin but is not releasing the name...
  • No one hurt when de-icing truck hits plane at Denver airport

    No injuries have been reported after a de-icing truck hit a Delta Air Lines plane at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says Delta Flight 1780 was getting ready to take off to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport...
  • Marine killed in plane crash was escorting construction crew

    A U.S. Marine who was killed when a civilian plane struck his government truck was serving as an escort to a construction crew when the crash happened at an Arizona military base, federal investigators say. The construction crew was working near a runway...
  • 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...
  • 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...