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  • Germanwings crash probe

    Pilots’ mental health checks: DGCA begins discussions on norms

    New Delhi : Aviation regulator DGCA has initiated comprehensive discussions with Directorate of Medical Services for formulating new norms for assessing the mental health of pilots which may include regular checkups. The move is triggered by the recent Germanwings airline plane crash in the Alps, in which allegedly a mentally disturbed co-pilot crashed the plane killing all 150 people onboard.

  • German wings, Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz scoured internet for ways to commit suicide week before crash

    London: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane in the French Alps, reportedly scoured the internet for suicide methods and the security of cockpit doors before crash, German prosecutors have said. According to the BBC, internet searches from the week before the crash were recovered from the tablet computer used by Lubitz. Prosecutors said that internet searches made on the 28-year-old pilot’s tablet, found in his Duesseldorf flat,

  • German wings, Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz had received treatment for suicidal tendencies

    London : Investigators have revealed that the co-pilot of the crashed German wings plane, Andreas Lubitz, had received treatment for suicidal tendencies before getting his pilot licence. Duesseldorf public prosecutor Christoph Kumpa however, added that in the following period and until recently, further doctor’s visits took place, “resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against others being recorded.”

  • Co-pilot had crashed plane ‘intentionally’

    Paris :  The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately initiating the plane’s descent and crashing the aircraft into the Alps, the French prosecutor revealed on Thursday.

  • Airbus

    Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps: security source

    Paris:  An Airbus A320 plane crashed today in the southern French Alps, security sources said. One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

  • AirAsia QZ 8501

    AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations

    Jakarta: An Indonesian official Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has officially come to an end.  AirAsia QZ 8501 crashed in the Karimata Strait enroute from Indonesia’s Surabaya city to Singapore December 28 last year, killing all 162 people onboard.  The search team has retrieved 103 bodies of passengers and crew with some of the bodies found in waters about 1,000 km away from

  • Cessna 150K

    NTSB: Pilot taking selfies led to US air crash

    Los Angeles: A pilot who died when he crashed his small aircraft was distracted because he was taking cell phone selfies in the cockpit, likely contributing to the fatal accident, US investigators have said. The 29-year-old and a passenger were killed instantly when his Cessna 150K smashed into a field on May 31 last year.

  • Air Asia, Bodies recovered, plane crash

    Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims

    Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers today resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said.

  • AirAsia, Search mission

    Better weather allows AirAsia search to resume

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia):  A much needed break in the weather gave searchers a window today to “fight with full force” to find the victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials also hustling to locate the fuselage of the plane that crashed in the sea four days ago.

  • AirAsia plane, bodies, recovered

    Plane was intact when it hit water

    Pangkalan Bun/Surabaya :  One of the bodies recovered on Wednesday from the crash site in Java Sea was reportedly wearing a life jacket: this, in turn, has raised questions about how the disaster unfolded. The fact that one person put on a life jacket would appear to indicate those on board had at least some time before the aircraft hit the water, or after it hit the water and before it sank.

  • Air Asia, Bodies recovered, plane crash

    Bad weather hampers recovery of AirAsia plane wreckage, bodies

    Jakarta/Singapore :  At least six bodies have been retrieved from the Java Sea off Indonesia where the ill-fated AirAsia plane carrying 162 people went down as rescuers were hampered by stormy weather today in their efforts to pull out the wreckage.

  • Plane debris, 6 bodies found

    Jakarta/Singapore :  After three days of intense search, at least six bloated bodies and debris of the missing Air Asia aircraft were found in the Java Sea off Indonesia but mystery still envelops the cause of the crash.

  • Plane crash

    Seven killed in Plane crash in Colombia

    Bogota: Seven people were killed when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from Colombia’s northeastern city of Bucaramanga late Wednesday, civil aviation authority reported Thursday.

  • plane crash, Columbia

    Five children among 10 dead in Colombia plane crash

    Bogota: Five children were among 10 people who were killed when their small plane crashed in central Colombia after developing technical problems, officials said.

  • plane crash, US

    Four die as plane crashes into building in US

    Washington: At least four people died when a small plane crashed into a building near the Wichita, Kansas, airport in the US, media reported.

  • Pune trainee pilot killed in crash

    Pune: A Pune trainee pilot was killed when his aircraft crashed in the hills of Chhindwara near the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border, officials said Wednesday.