CRASH

  • French air traffic controllers to strike, flights scrapped April 8, 2015

    Paris: Air traffic controllers in France were poised to go on strike on Wednesday, likely leading to cancellation of some 40 per cent of flights in French airspace. "Disruption is expected over the whole country," said the DGAC civil aviation authority, which requested companies to scrap 40 per cent of flights...
  • German aviation watchdog did not know crash pilot's medical history April 6, 2015

    Berlin: The German aviation authority did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's medical background prior to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people, it said on Sunday, raising more questions over medical oversight of pilots. Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke...
  • German regulator was unaware of co-pilot's depression: Report April 5, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation regulator says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression before the disaster in the French Alps, a media report said on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) said that parent company Lufthansa had given it "no information about the medical background"...
  • France halts search for bodies at Germanwings crash site April 5, 2015

    Marseille: French investigators have ended their search for bodies in the Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed last month, killing all 150 people on board, a local official said on Saturday. Prosecutors believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the Airbus A320 jet into the mountainside during a flight from...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • Second black box found from Germanwings plane crash site April 2, 2015

    Marseille: The second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found after a nine-day search, prosecutors said on Thursday. Authorities are hoping to unearth more clues about the disaster from the black box after the first voice recorder suggested...
  • Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods, cockpit door security: prosecutors April 2, 2015

    Berlin: The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said on Thursday. Duesseldorf prosecutors said investigators found a tablet computer at co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's apartment in...
  • Cabin video shows Germanwings airliner passengers screaming in final seconds: media reports April 1, 2015

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed has emerged, two European media outlets said on Tuesday, although French police denied the claims. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming "My God". French magazine Paris Match and...
  • Australia orders cockpit 'rule of two' after Germanwings crash March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia on Monday mandated that at least two crew members be present in the cockpit at all times in planes with 50 or more passengers operating in the country, in response to the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people. Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said Australia's domestic and international airlines...
  • Germanwings to rebuild trust March 30, 2015

    It's been almost a week since the Germanwings plane crash which has shaken air travellers across the world. But the reassuring words of a pilot on a recent Germanwings flight has gone viral on the internet. ...
  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: Newspaper March 29, 2015

    Berlin: The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings (LHAG.DE)...
  • Alps crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name': Report March 28, 2015

    Duesseldorf (Germany): The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a media report. In an interview, the 26-year-old flight attendant known as Maria W told German newspaper Bild that when she...
  • Germanwings crash: Lufthansa offers financial assistance to families March 28, 2015

    Berlin: Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, said it is offering financial assistance of 50,000 euros to the relatives of the victims aboard flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. The Germanwings Airbus A320 jet crashed in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the French Alps, killing all 150 people...
  • Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane: Officials March 27, 2015

    The tragic crash of a Germanwings airline has taken a sinister turn. Officials said the plane's co-pilot purposely crashed the plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. ...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job March 27, 2015

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency March 27, 2015

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule' March 27, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation association BDL has announced plans to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The announcement was made by the federation's chief Matthias von Randow, a BDL spokeswoman said. The new policy would require two...
  • Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane: Officials March 26, 2015

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 26, 2015

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  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor March 26, 2015

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • Co-pilot of Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps took sole control of plane and intentionally started descent: Officials March 26, 2015

    Paris: Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • Debris of crashed naval aircraft located, 2 officers still missing March 26, 2015

    Panaji: The debris of a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which crashed on Tuesday, was found but the two naval officers are still missing. INS Makar, a naval hydrographic vessel, has detected a large metallic object likely to be the fuselage of the ill fated Navy Dornier. The aircraft which was on a...
  • Two minutes when Airbus A320 lost contact may reveal the reason of crash March 25, 2015

    Seyne-Les-Alpes (France): A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner smashed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact are vital clues into what caused the plane to go down, killing all 150 people on board, officials said on Wednesday. Helicopters surveying the...
  • Navy's Dornier surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two missing March 25, 2015

    A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm on Tuesday and two officers on board have gone missing. ...
  • Navy surveillance aircraft crashes in Goa; two officers missing March 25, 2015

    Panaji: An Indian Navy surveillance aircraft crashed about 25 nautical miles south-west off Goa with two officers on-board missing. A Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm and two officers on board have gone missing, navy sources said. A...
  • Crashed Germanwings plane black box found in France, 150 dead in the mishap March 24, 2015

    Paris: French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says a black box has been located at the site in the French Alps where a plane crashed while traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Cazeneuve, speaking from the Alps region, said the black box had been located and would ultimately help in the investigation into...
  • French officials say 150 dead in Germanwings plane crash March 24, 2015

    Paris: An Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote snowy area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed with 144 passengers and six crew on board. The airline believed there...
  • MH17 crash: Dutch team to inspect new areas in Ukraine March 21, 2015

    Hague: A team of 12 Dutch officials left for Ukraine on Friday to gather new evidence on last year's crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in areas previously considered unsafe owing to the fighting between rebels and government forces. The Dutch ministry of security and justice announced that the team...
  • Indonesia calls off search for remaining AirAsia victims March 18, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia has called off the search for the remaining victims of the AirAsia plane crash in the Java Sea, an official said on Wednesday. All 162 people aboard Airbus A320-200 died when it went down December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, to Singapore. So far, 106 bodies...
  • Oregon woman sets herself on fire, crashes car, jumps off bridge - and lives March 16, 2015

    An Oregon woman who set herself on fire while driving, crashed her car on an interstate and then jumped off a highway bridge to a park below, survived the ordeal and was being treated at Portland area hospital, police said on 13th March. Another driver reported in an emergency call to...