CRASH

  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: Newspaper 8 hours 52 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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' 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
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  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • French sports stars killed in Argentina helicopter crash March 10, 2015

    Buenos Aires/Paris: Three French sports stars -- Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, yachtswoman Florence Arthaud and boxer Alexis Vastine -- were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday during the filming of a reality TV show. Authorities said it was still unclear what caused the accident in...
  • French Olympic champions killed in air crash March 10, 2015

    Buenos Aires: London Olympics swimming champion Camille Muffat was among the 10 people killed on Monday when their helicopters collided in mid-air in Argentina. Muffat, 25, brought home three medals from the 2012 Games, including the 400 metres freestyle gold, reports Xinhua. Champion sailor Florence Arthaud and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were...
  • Vintage plane Harrison Ford crashed was well-restored, official says March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Harrison Ford was piloting a World War Two vintage plane that had been restored to a high standard when he crash landed at a Los Angeles golf course after reporting an engine failure, a federal investigator said on Friday. Moments after Ford took off in his 1942 single-engine...
  • Indian-American surgeon among first to help actor Harrison Ford, injured in plane crash March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Indian-American spine surgeon Sanjay Khurana was playing golf on Thursday when a single-engine plane crashed on the course. The pilot was none other than famous Hollywood actor Harrison Ford. Khurana was among the first to pull out the injured star from the wreckage. When Khurana saw the plane crash on...
  • Actor Harrison Ford injured in small-plane crash in Los Angeles March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Star Wars' star Harrison Ford was seriously injured on Thursday when the actor crashed his vintage plane on a Los Angeles golf course shortly after taking off from a local airport, a source told Reuters. The single-engine plane clipped a tree as it went down shortly after taking off...
  • J&K: Army helicopter crashes in Bandipora district, pilot, co-pilot reported dead February 11, 2015

    Srinagar: An army helicopter on Wednesday crashed in Bandipora district of central Kashmir, killing a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major who were piloting the chopper, an Army spokesperson said. The Dhruv helicopter of Army's aviation squadron based at Manasbal crashed about 30 minutes after it took off during a training sortie...
  • AirAsia crash: Divers retrieve more bodies, raising total to 100 February 7, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian divers have recovered several more bodies from December's AirAsia crash, including one from the jet's cockpit, bringing the total number of victims retrieved to 100, an official said on Saturday. The Airbus A320-200 crashed into the Java Sea on December 28 while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city,...
  • Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash February 7, 2015

    Taipei: One of the two engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan's top aviation safety official said. It was unclear why the second engine was shut down, since...
  • Taiwan plane crashes into river after take-off, death toll rises to 23 February 5, 2015

    Taipei: A TransAsia Airways plane with 58 passengers and crew on board careered into a river shortly after taking off from a downtown Taipei airport on Wednesday, killing 23 people and leaving 20 missing, officials said. Fifteen people survived the crash after the plane lurched between buildings, clipped a taxi and...