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Pastor, community stand by Germanwings co-pilot

2015-03-30 06:16

The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown says the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact the co-pilot has been blamed for a plane crash that killed 150 people.

German pilot used to visit glider field near crash site

2015-03-28 18:03

The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.

Report: Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

2015-03-28 10:03

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 German newspaper Bild.

Germanwings co-pilot hid sick leave note for crash day

2015-03-27 14:40

The co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Germanwings jet into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, kept secret the fact that he was written off sick on the day.

Police find no 'smoking gun' in crash pilot's home

2015-03-27 13:06

Police searching a home of the German co-pilot who officials say appears to have deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps say they have seized evidence but no ‘smoking gun’.

Pilots must have regular medical check-ups - UN

2015-03-27 08:48

Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body says, after a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane this week killing all 150 on board.

Germanwings co-pilot lived quiet life

2015-03-26 23:30

The co-pilot believed to have deliberately brought down the Germanwings plane in the French Alps grew up in the small town of Montabaur in western Germany and lived later in a flat in Dusseldorf.

German public sector ups pressure with strikes

2015-03-26 14:30

German public sector workers have increased pressure on the government ahead of pay negotiations at the weekend by staging another round of strikes.

Germanwings co-pilot had 630 hours flying time

2015-03-26 11:17

German flag carrier Lufthansa has said the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps was on the job since September 2013 and had 630 hours of flying experience.

Germanwings crash: Pilot ‘tried to smash door down’

2015-03-26 08:05

Cockpit recordings recovered from the crash site of the Germanwings plane indicate that one of the seats was pushed back and the door opened and closed, according to a source.

 

Crash pilot was psychiatric patient

2015-03-28 22:45

The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing an airliner, killing 150 people, had told his girlfriend he was planning a spectacular gesture so 'everyone will know my name', a German daily says.

Germany to hold national memorial for crash victims

2015-03-28 14:08

Germany will hold a national memorial ceremony and service for victims of a Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, on April 17, regional authorities say.

Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot grounded

2015-03-27 22:35

German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

2015-03-27 14:18

Dozens of specialised police and rescue workers have kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box.

Germanwings co-pilot suffered depression - report

2015-03-27 11:14

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday.

Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

2015-03-27 05:49

Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, say those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager.

Air crash victims' hometown angry and shocked

2015-03-26 22:24

The town and school of the 16 students who died in a plane disaster in the French Alps said they were shocked by the news that the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the jet.

Germanwings pilots likely unconscious or dead – Experts

2015-03-26 12:19

Aviation experts have weighed in on conspiracy theories surrounding the crash of Germanwings Airbus A320, stating it was likely the pilots were either unconscious, dead, or had decided to die at the time of the crash.

German consumer confidence hits 13-year high

2015-03-26 11:15

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as the weaker euro and falling energy prices fuel optimism.

Victims’ remains airlifted from plane crash site

2015-03-26 05:55

Helicopters will continue to airlift the remains of the victims of a Germanwings plane crash from the disaster site in the French Alps.

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