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 ...

German co-pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

Mar 27, 2015

German co-pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

The German co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps, killing 150 people, broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported on Friday. The ...

Mar 27, 2015

French investigators hunt black box from doomed jet

Dozens of specialized police and rescue workers kicked off a fourth day of recovery operations on Friday at the scene of the crashed Germanwings jet, hunting for its second black box. Officials are also combing the wreckage for body parts and DNA samples that ...

Mar 27, 2015

'Racist' cupcakes banned from French shop window

A French court has banned the display of cupcakes topped with the naked figures of a man and woman wrought in dark chocolate in a pastry shop near Nice after a watchdog described them as “racist.” The “God” and “Goddess” cupcakes — which have ...

How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

Mar 26, 2015

How investigators will determine why Germanwings jet crashed

Cockpit voice recordings and, hopefully, flight data will provide the main clues to investigators trying to understand what caused Germanwings Flight 9525 to crash. But that is just the beginning. Drawing on decades of experience with crashes around the globe, French officials will analyze ...

Germanwings crash: five key questions

Mar 26, 2015

Germanwings crash: five key questions

Baffled by the Germanwings crash that killed all 150 people on board when it slammed into a mountainside on Tuesday, experts are studying the last actions of the flight crew for clues. Here’s a look at five key questions: — What does the plane’s ...

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

Mar 26, 2015

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

Investigators on Wednesday made the first breakthrough in the probe into the crash of an airliner in the French Alps, as President Francois Hollande vowed everything would be done to explain the tragedy that killed 150 people. Officials from the BEA crash investigation agency ...

Cockpit voice tape hoped to unravel Germanwings Airbus crash riddle

Mar 26, 2015

Cockpit voice tape hoped to unravel Germanwings Airbus crash riddle

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing everyone onboard, and they expect a preliminary read-out of their content in days, an official said on Wednesday. The development came ...