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.

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.

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 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.

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.

German plane’s ‘black box’ damaged

2015-03-25 10:12

The cockpit voice recorder found in the wreckage of the crashed German jetliner has been badly damaged, but a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact may still hold vital clues about the crash.

Lufthansa says dark day for airline after plane crash

2015-03-24 14:59

The head of Lufthansa says it has been a dark day for the German airline after an airbus operated by Germanwings and carrying 148 passengers crashed in a remote area of the French Alps.


No critical injuries in Halifax crash land – Air Canada

2015-03-30 05:52

An Air Canada official says there were no critical injuries after twenty-three people were taken to hospital when an Air Canada jet was forced to crash land in heavy snow at Halifax airport, Nova Scotia.

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.

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 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.

Boeing plane makes emergency landing in Russia

2015-03-25 13:21

A Boeing 737 plane carrying 78 passengers plus crew has requested an emergency landing at the main airport in Russia's second city of St Petersburg, a Russian aviation source says.

Germanwings crash: Plane's 'black box' found

2015-03-25 06:00

The 'black box' of crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 has been recovered, and may hold clues as to what caused the plane to dive, apparently killing all 150 people on board.

Passenger Airbus crashes in France

2015-03-24 12:44

An Airbus A320 has crashed into the French Alps, a security source has told AFP. This is a developing story.

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