Evidence shows that while very few pilots kill themselves or others using their aircraft, it is also difficult to flag those who will do so before it is too late.
The revelation from a French prosecutor that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed a Germanwings flight into the French Alps would make the disaster the aviation murder-suicide with the second-biggest number of fatalities.
Officials have said all 150 passengers and crew on board likely perished.
The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings flight intentionally began the plane’s descent into the Alps when the captain stepped out of the cockpit, prosecutors said Thursday. The co-pilot had “a will to destroy this plane.”
The vintage plane crashed at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California. Ford’s son tweeted that his father was “battered, but OK” at the hospital.
Preliminary findings released Friday suggest the pilots may have shut off fuel to the wrong engine in response to a “flame out.” The death toll is at 43, including both pilots.
Alberto Behar spent more than two decades at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, where he worked on robotic systems for exploring Mars and extreme environments on Earth.
The crash started a fire that destroyed a family’s home in Gaithersburg, and police said Marie Gemmell died while trying to protect her sons, 3-year-old Cole and 1-month-old Devin.
The private jet collided with a construction crane. At least one of the deceased is a local clergy member.
A small aircraft lost an engine during takeoff at Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. It crashed into a building, killing at least four people and injuring at least four others.
The 63-year-old CEO of Europe’s third largest oil company, Total, died in a plane accident at a Moscow airport on Tuesday.
A spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the agency lost contact with an air tanker Tuesday. The Dog Rock Fire burned 130 acres in two hours.
The plane belonged to forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar.
The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.
“I am very happy and can’t wait to see what the next 100 have in store for us.” UPDATE: The man’s 9-year-old daughter died Tuesday after being critically injured by the plane’s debris.
Seventeen-year-old Haris Suleman is dead after his single engine plane went down around Pago Pago, American Samoa, on Tuesday night. His father, who was accompanying his son on the trip, is still missing.
“Our pain is intense and relentless. We live in a hell beyond hell.”
A TransAsia flight carrying 58 passengers has crashed during an emergency landing in the city of Magong, Penghu County. Developing…
Ukraine says the missiles were fired from Russian territory.
“I’ve been thinking how horrible it must have been, the final moments of their lives, when they know the plane was going down,” Frans Timmermans said.
Local accounts undermine the rebels’ argument that they do not own such weapons.
Several viewers have complained to Ofcom about the Kremlin-backed TV channel breaking strict British rules on impartiality in news.
Many of the victims’ bodies are now in the city of Kharkiv, controlled by the Ukraine government.
Colin Brazier writes a heartfelt apology in the Guardian for his “error of judgement”.
New images from space show that MH17 came down very close to the village of Grabove, in eastern Ukraine.
At an eerie Cold War-style press conference, Russia suggested Ukraine or the U.S. might have downed the plane.
Almost 300 people died when the plane crashed last week.
The prime minister said the Russian president’s failure to withdraw support for rebels has contributed to the tragedy in Ukraine.
Their final destination is unknown. Warning: graphic images.