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Friday, February 23, 2018
Germanwings, Andreas Lubitz, Airplane Crash, Europe, World, Depression, Suicide, Lufthansa, World News, Top News

Investigators: Germanwings Co-Pilot Tested Descent On Earlier Flight

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz tested descents on earlier flights prior to crashing Germanwings flight 4U 9525.

May 6, 2015

Aggression, Not Just Depression, Led Co-Pilot To Crash Plane, Experts Say

In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.

April 5, 2015
Germanwings Crash, Cell Phone Vide, Lufthansa, Europe, Top News, World News, Andreas Lubitz, Depression, Carsten Spohr, Air Travel

French Officials Refute Claims Of Plane Crash Video Recording

A video from a cell phone which survived the horrific Germanwings crash casts doubt over Lufthansa’s full cooperation with investigators.

April 1, 2015
Germanwings, Lufthansa, Crash, Andreas Lubitz, Depression, World News, Europe

Lufthansa: Flight School Knew Of Lubitz’s Depression

Lufthansa’s flight training school knew of Andreas Lubitz’s psychological problems and ignored a doctor’s note, excusing him from work, the day of the Germanwings crash.

March 31, 2015

Germanwings Co-Pilot’s Medical Records Given To Prosecutors

Prosecutors said the likelihood Lubitz struggled with psychological issues remains a central theory into his possible motive.

March 30, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘Cockpit Confidential’

In his 2013 book ‘Cockpit Confidential,’ former pilot Patrick Smith pulled back the curtain on the inner workings of air travel.

March 29, 2015

After Germanwings Crash, Airlines Revamp Security, Cockpit Rules

The cockpit door-locking system, which was designed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, was intended to prevent suicidal terrorists from seizing control of jetliners, but may have had the unintended consequence of allowing a single pilot to do the same.

March 27, 2015

French Crews To Resume Efforts At Dawn To Reach Germanwings Wreckage

Search crews planned to resume helicopter flights around dawn Wednesday to remote mountainside in southern France where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed after a rapid descent.

March 25, 2015