Germanwings crash

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Began Descent 'Intentionally'

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was conscious until impact, says prosecutor

(Newser) - Last night's revelation that one of the Germanwings flight's pilots was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down and tried desperately to get back inside suggested something sinister occurred. Today, Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin indicated that was indeed the case, saying it appears that...

One Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash

In audio, he's heard trying to smash down the door

(Newser) - A seemingly dramatic turn in the investigation of the Germanwings plane crash : Audio reveals that one pilot was locked out of the cockpit before the plane went down and tried desperately to get back inside, reports the New York Times . The other pilot never opened the door, for reasons that...

3 Americans Were Killed in French Alps Plane Crash

Including a mother and daughter from Virginia

(Newser) - At least three Americans were aboard the passenger jet that crashed in the French Alps yesterday, including a mother and daughter from Virginia. Those two have been identified as Yvonne Selke, a veteran government contractor who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in DC, and daughter Emily, a 2013 graduate of...

Expert on Germanwings Crash: 'This One Is Weird'

2 Americans believed to have been on board

(Newser) - "German-operated A320s do not crash in the cruise. Not these days. This one is weird," tweeted the safety editor of Flightglobal after the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, and with the investigation of the crash that killed 150 still in the very early stages, other experts seem equally...

Alps Crash Site 'Freakishly Close' to 1953 Disaster

Air France plane went down less than a mile away

(Newser) - As investigators head to the remote site in the French Alps where Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed yesterday, aviation experts are remembering an air disaster that happened in what the International Business Times calls a "freakishly close" location near the village of Barcelonnette. On Sept. 1, 1953, an Air France...

German Town Mourns 16 Teens Aboard Plane

They were on the Germanwings flight that crashed in France

(Newser) - As authorities try to figure out why a Germanwings plane went down in the French Alps—there was no distress call before the pilot's eight-minute descent, reports the AP —details are emerging about some of the 150 people aboard who are now presumed dead. That includes 16 kids,...

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