Apr 5, 2015

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said on Saturday. Its statement did not say when the review was carried out, but the Wall Street Journal said the commission told Berlin ...

Apr 5, 2015

Cleaners accused of sweeping up elderly sisters' fortune

Two cleaners who worked for a pair of elderly sisters have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of euros the women kept in cash in their home near Lyon in central France, a judicial source said Saturday. The cleaners, men ages 41 and ...

Germanwings copilot increased speed as jet went down

Apr 4, 2015

Germanwings copilot 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 copilot ...

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

Mar 29, 2015

Alps crash captain shouted, 'Open the damn door!'

The captain of the passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to “open the damn door” as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to ...

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Mar 28, 2015

Lufthansa could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps on Tuesday, and it would be difficult — even counterproductive — for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. Under a treaty governing ...

Mar 27, 2015

No sure way to prevent pilot suicides: psychologists

As investigators probe why a young German pilot deliberately crashed an Airbus A320 passenger jet into the French Alps on Tuesday, pilots and psychologists warned there is no foolproof way to prevent similar incidents in the future. All 150 people on board Germanwings Flight ...