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U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by local boaters, officials said. Show More Summary

U.S. Navy pilot safe after jet ends up in water off San Diego runway

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy training jet went off the end of a runway and crashed into water at a base in San Diego on Friday, but the pilot was able to eject safely from the aircraft and was rescued by local boaters, officials said. Show More Summary

Hungarian Air Force Jet Fighter Crashes in Czech Republic

During landing, the aircraft – for reasons undefined – ran off the air strip into the field. Both pilots ejected from the plane. The aircraft was flying from its military base in Hungary to Caslaw. No one was injured in the accident...

Navy pilots safe after plane crashes into Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy says one of its fighter jets has crashed in the Persian Gulf, and the plane's two pilots ejected and were rescued without serious injury. Continue reading ? The post Navy pilots safe after plane crashes into Persian Gulf appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

EU asks European Safety Agency EASA to look into Germanwings report findings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission asked the European Aviation Safety Agency on Thursday to assess a report on the causes of the Germanwings jet crash in the French Alps in March and will then decide whether to update aviation safety rules.

Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash: co-pilot tried descent previously

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to practice a controlled descent on his previous flight, two hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside in March, French air accident investigators said Wednesday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz set the plane into descent mode five times in a four and a half-minute period during a […]

Andreas Lubitz, Co-Pilot On Doomed Germanwings Jet, Reportedly Did A Practice Run Before Crash

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators...Show More Summary

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

High profile, gruesome incidents, like the March 24, 2015 crash of the Germanwing jet into the French Alps, naturally invite questions about the mental state of the perpetrator, Andreas Lubitz. In addition, the event may increase fear of people who suffer from mental disorders. Show More Summary

Pilots to be warned over icing after 2014 Mali air crash

PARIS (Reuters) - Aviation regulators are expected to issue new advice to pilots after investigations into the crash of an Air Algerie jet in Mali last July found it went out of control after being hit by ice as an anti-icing system remained switched off.

Germanwings flight 4U9525: co-pilot increased speed as jet went down

The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France’s BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but the chilling new detail from […]

Germanwings crash: Why did jet descend into ravine?

The A320 is one of the safest planes around, but flight 4U 9525 descended inexplicably into the Alps until it crashed. New Scientist investigates the possible reasons

Germanwings Pilot Told Lufthansa of His Depression in 2009

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who authorities believe purposely crashed a Germanwings jet into the Alps, had a documented history of depression, according to the New York Times. After taking a brief leave from flight school, Lubitz informed Lufthansa of his history with the illness when attempting to rejoin the school... More »

Prosecutors: Germanwings Pilot Treated for ‘Suicidal Tendencies’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who recently crashed a jet into the French Alps and killed everyone onboard, had been treated for "suicidal tendencies" years before he became a pilot, German prosecutors confirmed today.

Memo From Germany: Jet Crash Tests Germany’s Faith in Its Precision

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, in apparently deliberately crashing a plane, has upended Germany’s well-ordered world and challenged other assumptions built into German life.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Who Crashed Plane ‘Hid Illness From Employers’ (Video)

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

Prosecutors point to a torn-up doctors’ note as evidence that the co-pilot who killed himself and 149 other people when he crashed a commercial jet into the French Alps on Tuesday suffered from an illness. The note excused 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz from work on the day of the crash. Show More Summary

Investigators Pursue Motive in Germanwings Crash

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Prosecutors are examining several theories on why Andreas Lubitz apparently slammed the jet into a mountain, including that the crash was a suicide or a mass murder.

Police Claim to Find ‘Significant Clue’ at Home of Alps Plane Crash Suspect

German police say they have found a ‘significant clue” in an apartment belonging to A320 Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of intentionally crashing a jet with 150 people into Alpine terrain; the unspecified item is not a suicide note, they say.

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday.

Pilot's actions may add to Germanwings' liability in mountain crash: lawyers

NEW YORK/BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings could face liabilities well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes for the passengers who died on Tuesday when one of its jets was flown into an Alpine mountain, some aviation lawyers said.

Andreas Lubitz Identified As Co-Pilot Of Crashed Germanwings Plane

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) - The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings jet into the French Alps on Tuesday has been identified as 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz. Announcing his details at a news conference on Thursday,...Show More Summary

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