ARTICLES RELATING TO AIR CRASHES

Two feared dead in Zim plane crash

2015-04-23 17:56

At least two people are feared dead after an Airforce of Zimbabwe jet crashed near Thornhill airbase in central Zimbabwe.

Dutch team find more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

2015-04-16 23:22

Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible.

Cameroon finds remains of US pilot after a year

2015-04-15 19:04

Villagers in Cameroon have stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities say.

Investigation into chopper crash begins

2015-04-10 16:31

An investigation into the helicopter crash in Zambia, in which a South African pilot died, has begun.

SA chopper pilot involved in many rescue missions

2015-04-10 14:46

The South African pilot who died when his helicopter crashed in Zambia was actively involved in rescue operations back home, his friends say.

German pilot doctors urge more tests

2015-04-07 20:38

German aviation industry doctors say pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps.

Crash pilot's profile prompts questions

2015-04-05 13:43

The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling over time, says a Berlin report.

Search for bodies at Germanwings crash site halted

2015-04-04 19:01

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.

Germanwings: Second black box may shed some light

2015-04-02 21:07

French authorities are hopeful that data found on the second black box of the doomed Germanwings plane can be used.

Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died

2015-04-01 13:25

Lufthansa's chief executive says it will take 'a long, long time' to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps, but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.

 

Two killed in Working on Fire helicopter crash

2015-04-22 19:39

At least two people have died when a fire-fighting helicopter crashed in Bainskloof between Wellington and Ceres, in the Western Cape.

German air controllers urge remote control of planes

2015-04-15 20:07

The German air traffic control authority has urged the aviation industry to develop technology that ground staff could use in an emergency to take remote command of a plane.

SA pilot's death has hampered police rescue capability

2015-04-10 20:57

The death of SA Police Service helicopter pilot Mike O’Donnell has severely hampered the rescue capability of the police’s Air Wing in KwaZulu-Natal.

Friends gather for SA pilot's memorial service

2015-04-10 15:50

Friends of helicopter pilot Mike O'Donnell, who died in a helicopter crash in Zambia, have gathered for a memorial service.

SA pilot dies in Zambian air crash

2015-04-10 11:48

A South African pilot has been killed after a light aircraft crashed in Zambia, a close family friend has told News24.

Regulator didn't know of Lubitz's depression

2015-04-05 14:49

Germany's Federal Aviation Office says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression.

Air Algerie crash tied to frost on sensors - investigators

2015-04-04 21:43

French investigators looking into the crash that killed all 116 people aboard an Air Algerie plane in Mali last July says that the crew apparently failed to activate an anti-frost system, causing some sensors to malfunction.

Germanwings co-pilot accelerated aircraft on descent

2015-04-03 13:02

The second black box recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 4U9525 shows that the co-pilot accelerated the aircraft as it descended into the Alps, French aviation officials say.

Second Germanwings black box found

2015-04-02 16:26

The second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found after a nine-day search.

French prosecutors deny reports of Germanwings crash video

2015-04-01 12:25

French prosecutors say they did not possess a cell phone video recording of the final moments of Germanwings flight 4U9525, dpa reports.

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