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Woman With No Pilot Experience Makes Emergency Crash Landing

Associated Press | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spanish officials say a woman who had never flown a plane brought a micro-light aircraft in for a crash landing after her pilot h...

Plane Crashes At U.K. Airshow, 7 Killed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen...

Parachutists Jump From Colliding Planes In Slovakia, 7 Killed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

PRAGUE (AP) -- Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. Th...

Nearly Half A Million Dollars On Board Crashed Indonesian Plane

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A passenger plane with 54 people on board that crashed in the mountains of eastern Indonesia was carrying nearly ha...

5 Dead After Small Planes Collide In Midair

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.17.2015 | Crime

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Mixed Messages On Plane Debris Frustrate MH370 Families

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Malaysian government was certain: The airplane part found on an Indian Ocean island came from Malaysia Airlin...

Suspected MH370 Debris Arrives In France For Investigation

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to a vanished Malaysia Airl...

Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Jet Crash In England

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.01.2015 | World

LONDON/DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern E...

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.