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Small Plane Crash In Wisconsin Leaves 4 Dead

Reuters | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Crime

Four people were killed when a small plane crashed in a field in western Wisconsin and burst into flames, local officials said on Tuesday. T...

Small Plane Crashes Into Tokyo Neighborhood

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.26.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, whil...

Alaska Plane Crash Kills 1 Of 5 Aboard

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Crime

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU, Alaska, July 17 (Reuters) - One person was killed and four were rescued from rugged terrain in Alaska on Friday after a small ...

Teen Plane Crash Survivor Tried To Save Grandparents

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.16.2015 | Weird News

The teenager who survived a small plane crash in Washington's Cascade Mountains says she burned herself trying to pull her step-grandparents from the...

Teenage Girl Who Survived Plane Crash Walked For Days Before Getting Picked Up By Motorist

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Crime

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After 2 Hollywood Stars Fall, the Fourth of July Might Be the Day to Rethink the Freedom of Flying

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Ben Hellwarth

It usually takes a while for the NTSB to complete its final accident reports, but its preliminary report about Horner's accident, released on June 29, tells a haunting story reminiscent of many other private plane crashes, especially those involving single-engine craft.

More Than 100 Killed In Indonesia As Military Plane Crashes Into Hotel And Houses

AP | NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the crash of an air force transport plane in the Indonesian city of Medan jumped to more than 140 on Wed...

France Opens Judicial Investigation Into Germanwings Crash

AP | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor says a judicial investigation has begun into the Germanwings jet crash that killed all 150 people on board. Brice ...

Prosecutor: Doctors Believed Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Unfit To Fly

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — Fearing he was going blind, the co-pilot who slammed a Germanwings jet into the Alps took sick days at work, upped his dosage of an ant...

First Bodies Of Germanwings Crash Victims Brought Home For Burial

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and MICHAEL PROBST | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

HALTERN, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay solemn respect to 16 high school students and two teachers killed in the Germanw...

Co-Pilot On Doomed Jet Reportedly Did A Practice Run Before Crash

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just tw...

Mental Health Of Germanwings Pilot Was Questioned As Far Back As 2010

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, officials at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration questioned the mental fitness of the Germanwings pilot who c...

Every Question You've Ever Had About Flying, Answered By A Pilot

Supercompressor | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel

Let's just put it right out there: flying is a king-sized pain in the ass. The cramped seats, the recycled air, the turbulence, the mysterious noises. Determined to conquer my own personal fear, I sought out Tom Bunn -- an experienced airline captain and licensed therapist.

Germanwings Flight 9525: A Psychotherapist Questions Germany's Medical Privacy Laws and International Airline Regulations

Nell Kathleen Gibbon | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Nell Kathleen Gibbon

I hope this tragedy fuels more public awareness that we all need to know the signs and symptoms of someone who is having a psychiatric emergency.

Pilots, Patients and Public Peril: Framing Andreas Lubitz and the Germanwings Crash

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These findings suggest that mental illness is neither a sufficient nor necessary cause of violence. Rather, like the rest of the population, a nexus of variables must be considered when attempting to predict something as complex as human behavior.

Preventing Murder-Suicides: How the Germanwings Tragedy Offers Us a Global Opportunity

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Rappaport

The Germanwings tragedy can further stigmatize those with mental illness and make people with suicidal thoughts frightened that they'll be linked to a horrific crime. Yet this is also an opportunity to educate the world about the warning signs of suicide.

How To Survive A Plane Crash

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Saving your life is an emergency crash situation may be simpler than it seems, so it's worth revisiting the advice from experts at the FAA on what to do.

7 Dead After Plane Crashes Returning From NCAA Tournament

AP | By DAVID MERCER and JASON KEYSER | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesda...

Crash Pilot's Profile Prompts Questions, Deep Unease

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — The profile that has emerged of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has become more troubling by the day. In the hours after Flight 9...

Andreas Lubitz: Narcissism, Not Depression

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

When I read about the crash of the Flight 4U 9525 in the Alps, particularly, about the 8 minute long ominous silence from the cockpit and that even br...

Investigators Focus On Germanwings Co-Pilot's Mental State

AP | FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTING | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of h...

I'm A Pilot, And No, I'm Not Afraid To Go To Work Today

Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel

This week's Germanwings Airbus crash -- and recent reports that the co-pilot may have crashed the plane deliberately -- have left travelers questioning the security of air travel. How can you get on a plane when incidents like this seem ever-increasing? As long-time pilot Patrick Smith explains, he's not afraid to get back in the cockpit, even in the wake of disaster. Here is his response, excerpted from his blog Ask the Pilot:

Dana Liebelson

6 Other Times Commercial Pilots Were Suspected Of Crashing Planes On Purpose | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Evidence is mounting that the co-pilot of a Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps earlier this week may have deliberately do...

Andreas Lubitz Identified As Co-Pilot Of Crashed Germanwings Plane

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German, has been identified as the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, kill...

Audio Shows Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out Of Cockpit

AP | Greg Keller & Elaine Ganley | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — An official with knowledge of the audio recordings from the Germanwings flight that crashed in the Alps says one of the pilots apparent...