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  • 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...
  • Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

    There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said. The crash of...
  • Many national, international pilots train at Arizona flight schools

    PHOENIX Experts say it's not surprising the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps earlier this week, trained in Arizona. Many organizations, including Lufthansa, the parent company of GermanWings, send their pilots to...
  • Co-Pilot May Have Hidden An Illness

    MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have...
  • Hearing slated for Bob Hope Airport noise program update

    Bob Hope Airport will hold a workshop and public hearing on Monday on its proposed revision of a noise compatibility program for homes around the airfield. The public workshop portion, where residents will be able to view displays and speak...
  • 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...
  • Small plane makes emergency landing on South Carolina road

    A small plane made an emergency landing on a road in northern South Carolina. Local media outlets report five people were on board the Cessna 206 when it landed on Highway 29 in Wellford on Thursday night. No injuries were reported. The pilot says those...
  • Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing plane once confessed to 'burnout'

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet who's now suspected of deliberately crashing a plane loaded with 150 people into a mountainside in the French Alps may have had a brief, untreated bout of depression while undergoing pilot training,...
  • Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash

    Cops release 911 calls in deadly Orlando helicopter crash
    Calm 911 callers reported seeing a quickly descending helicopter followed by a "boom" and black smoke from a "blazing" fire in the moments after it crashed into the guest house of a College Park home on Sunday afternoon. Three people – pilot Bruce...
  • 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...