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Air Transportation Disasters

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  • Crash piles pressure on Lufthansa CEO Spohr

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has had to grapple with weak earnings, labor unrest and tough competition from lower-cost carriers....
  • Jordan military: Training plane crashes, killing 2 pilots

    Jordan's military says a training propeller airplane has crashed during a routine flight, killing two pilots onboard. Army spokesman Col. Mamdouh Al-Amiri said the Firefly training plane crashed Monday in a dedicated area for pilot training. Al-Amiri...
  • Germanwings crash pilot's profile prompts questions, deep unease

    Germanwings crash pilot's profile prompts questions, deep unease
    The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day. In the hours after Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps two weeks ago, Lubitz was regarded as one of 150 victims in an unexplained disaster. Two...
  • Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

    Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say
    Mental health experts say that it was aggression — not just depression — that would have driven 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz to deliberately crash a Germanwings airliner into a mountainside, the copilot breathing evenly as passengers screamed...
  • My Illness Doesn't Make Me Violent

    My Illness Doesn't Make Me Violent
    Authorities investigating the intentional crash of a Germanwings flight into the French Alps on March 24 are trying to understand how mental illness factored into the actions of the co-pilot, who was alone in the cockpit. No sane person smashes a plane...
  • Malaysia helicopter crash kills 6, including ex-envoy to US

    A helicopter crashed outside Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, killing all six people on board, including a Malaysian lawmaker who was a former ambassador to the United States, officials said. Preliminary information showed that the helicopter crashed and...
  • 'Black box' shows co-pilot sped up German plane on descent

    Information retrieved from the "black box" data recorder of a doomed German jet shows its co-pilot repeatedly accelerated the plane before it slammed into the French Alps, investigators said Friday. France's air accident investigation agency, BEA,...
  • French judge begins manslaughter probe over helicopter crash

    French judicial authorities have opened an investigation for suspected involuntary manslaughter over the midair crash of two helicopters in Argentina last month that killed 10 people. Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said...
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  • German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors

    Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday — the first evidence that the fatal descent may have been a premeditated...
  • Spirit Airlines sued in passenger's death

    Spirit Airlines sued in passenger's death
    A lawsuit filed against Spirit Airlines and two of its flight attendants claims the company was negligent in the death of a Chicago man who died after having a medical crisis on board a flight home, according to court documents. Christopher Allen, 41,...