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

Nell Kathleen Gibbon | Posted 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

What Does the Goodness of God Really Mean?

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion
Sarah Thebarge

The thing I can't walk away from is that the Bible doesn't just say that God does good things. It says that God IS good. It's not just what he does; it's who he is -- and who he is never changes.

Black Box Badly Damaged In Germanwings Plane Crash

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner smashed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-mi...

Paige Lavender

Obama: Germanwings Plane Crash 'Particularly Heartbreaking'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke about the plane crash that occurred in the French Alps on Tuesday, saying the crash is "particularly heartbreaking" becau...

White House: Germanwings Crash Doesn't Appear To Be A Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

(Updates with comment from White House) WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - The crash of a Germanwings Airbus plane in a remote area of t...

150 Feared Dead After Germanwings Plane Crashes In South France

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

A plane carrying 150 people crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday en route to Düsseldorf, Germany, from Barcelona, Spain. No one is believed to have ...

Doctor Helping Downed Pilot Was Shocked To Find Harrison Ford

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next...

How One Man Used Meditation To Survive A Fiery Plane Crash

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Doctors were amazed when Allan Lokos not only survived a plane crash in 2012 but also the severe burns he sustained during his escape from the aircraf...

In the Event of a Water Landing

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

According to a recent study, passenger satisfaction with airline service rose for the first time in many years. Mine didn't. My complaints are many, b...

WATCH: Dramatic Rescues After Two Planes Crash Land In Hawaii On Same Day

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 01.27.2015 | Weird News

Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out ...

6 Dead After Plane Crashes Into Maryland House

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

Spokesperson Pete Piringer, with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, has confirmed that six people have died after a plane in Maryland cras...

Plane Crashes Into Maryland Home, Kills 3

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: NBC4 reports that three people were killed in the crash. Previously: A plane crashed into a Maryland home Monday morning, ca...

An "Alive" Andes Hero Gives Thanks, and Thoughts

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Ximena Ortiz

Leading into the Thanksgiving season, something in the bareness of the trees and drop in temperature made me think of my cousin, Roberto Canessa, one of the two "Alive" survivors that climbed a 14,774-foot headwall to save himself, his friends and, he explained on the phone, his mother waiting in Uruguay.

What Is the Farthest Someone Has Fallen Without Dying?

Quora | Posted 01.19.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Her name is Vesna Vulović. She is a (now 64 year old) Serbian woman who used to be a flight attendant. In 1972, she was working on a flight that was over the (now) Czech Republic when a bomb explosion in the baggage compartment caused the plane to break apart.