Russian air controllers charged for Polish presidential jet disaster

2015-03-28 13:50

Pilot error was to blame for the 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia, but two Russian air traffic controllers also triggered the disaster that killed Poland's then head of state, prosecutors in Warsaw say.

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.

Final minutes of doomed Germanwings flight

2015-03-26 22:22

The flight started like any other, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would soon allegedly inflict on the other 149 people on board.

Lufthansa chief stunned by co-pilot reports

2015-03-26 17:25

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr has said he was "stunned" by suggestions the co-pilot of the jet operated by its Germanwings subsidiary had deliberately crashed the plane.

Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed plane - report

2015-03-26 14:01

A Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to "destroy the plane", says a French prosecutor.

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.

Pilot ‘locked out of cockpit’ before plane crash

2015-03-26 06:00

One of the two pilots on a doomed Germanwings flight was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, a source close to the investigation says.


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.

Norwegian Air orders 2 crew in cockpits during flights

2015-03-26 19:00

Europe's third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft.

Germanwings co-pilot lived with parents, avid runner

2015-03-26 15:58

Details have emerged about the co-pilot who French authorities say "deliberately" initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed, killing all 150 people on board.

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.

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.

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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