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Germanwings probe seeks 'clearer rules' on pilots' mental health

Mar 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Investigators also recommend that pilots be regularly checked for psychological or psychiatric problems

epa05209234 Arnaud Desjardin, deputy head of the investigations unit dedicated to the Germanwings crash at the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) - the French Aviation Investigation and Analysis Office - presents the final report on the Germanwings air crash the the BEA headquarters in Le Bourget, outside Paris, France, 13 March 2016. The investigators revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been urged by his doctor to seek psychiatric hospitalisation, just weeks before he is believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into the Alps, killing 150 people on board on 24 March 2015. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:32 AM

The compensation offered by Lufthansa is not an appropriate acknowledgement of the suffering that has been inflicted on them says the lawyer advising relatives of the victims

GRIEF. Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France on March 26, 2015. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

EU watchdog urges expanded pilot mental health checks

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:21 AM

Europe s aviation watchdog on Friday July 17 recommended expanded mental health and medical checks of pilots after a rogue airman apparently deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in March killing all 150 people on board

MOURNING. The unnamed partner of Eyal Baum cries on Eyal's coffin at his funeral in Kfar Saba, Israel, 11 June 2015. Eyal Baum was the only Israeli onboard the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps on route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jim Hollander / EPA

French prosecutors expand Germanwings probe

Jun 12, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Authorities are expanding the crash probe to see if anyone can be held liable for manslaughter

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Return of Germanwings victims' remains delayed

Jun 05, 2015 - 10:35 PM

Investigators only last month finished identifying the remains of all 150 people aboard the flight that crashed en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Germanwings co-pilot 'tried out' descent on previous flight – report

May 06, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Co pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to have tried out a controlled minute long descent for which there was no aeronautical reason on the earlier outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona Germany daily Bild reports

A screen grab taken from an AFP TV video on March 24, 2015 shows debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the crash site in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne. Denis Bois/Gripmedia/AFP TV/AFP

French police end Germanwings debris recovery in Alps

Apr 20, 2015 - 11:42 PM

The aviation disaster highlights the question of pilots mental health and sees industry doctors urge more extensive medical checks for those tasked with flying aircraft

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

German pilots' doctors urge more tests in light of crash

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Pilots doctors association head: We are calling for more frequent and comprehensive laboratory tests for pilots We need to see results that can also show traces of psychotropic drugs and narcotics

An undated handout picture issued by Airbus shows a A320 cockpit. Airbus/Handout/EPA

German regulator says unaware of co-pilot's depression

Apr 05, 2015 - 6:26 PM

The Federal Aviation Office LBA says Germanwings parent company Lufthansa had given it no information about the medical background of co pilot Andreas Lubitz

A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

After Germanwings crash, CAAP amends cockpit rules

Apr 05, 2015 - 2:49 PM

CAAP now requires a third crew member to be inside the cockpit should one of the pilots leave the flight deck for personal reasons

In this undated handout picture issued by Airbus shows the interior view of a Airbus A320 cockpit simulator. Jason Calston/Airbus/EPA

Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately – investigators

Apr 03, 2015 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED Authorities have found the second black box which contains technical flight data after a gruelling nine day search in difficult mountain terrain

BLACK BOX. French prosecutor of Marseille Brice Robin holds a press conference to announce the discovery of the second black box. Photo by Cyril Sollier/EPA

Co-pilot researched cockpit doors, suicide online – prosecutors

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:04 PM

A tablet computer which prosecutors say is used by Andreas Lubitz has search terms for medical methods of treatment ways to commit suicide as well as cockpit doors and their security provisions in its browser history

CENTER OF INVESTIGATION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Second black box found from French Alps plane crash

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The second black box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before its crash

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Meanwhile authorities are set to start gathering the personal belongings of victims at the remote crash site

FACING THE MEDIA. Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann (L) and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr (R) speak at a press conference as they visit the air crash memorial in Le Vernet, south-eastern France, 01 April 2015. Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Typhoon Maysak, Aquino on NAIA 1, Ali for Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak President Aquino praises NAIA terminal 1 renovations Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao

Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash – reports

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild say the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is unquestionable

This photo taken on September 2, 2014 at Milan Malpensa airport shows the Germanwings Airbus A320, that crashed in France on March 24, 2015. Giorgio Parolini/AFP

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Lufthansa which owns Germanwings admits the 27 year old Andreas Lubitz had told the company in 2009 about his illness after interrupting his flight training

CENTER OF INVESTIGATION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Indonesia drug mule, Licuanan on K-12, Germanwings pilot | The wRap

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Filipina drug mule in Indonesia’s death row was duped Higher education chair Licuanan says extra school years are worth it The Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies

Alps crash pilot had suicidal tendencies in past – prosecutors

Mar 30, 2015 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED Meanwhile investigators sifting through the wreckage and hundreds of body parts in the French Alps are forced to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights

CO-PILOT IN QUESTION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Jeane Napoles, BIFF all-out war, Lee Kuan Yew | The wRap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s lookout list The all out offensive against the BIFF ends today The world says good bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Hunt resumes for Alps plane crash DNA, black box

Mar 30, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Authorities are hoping to identify more DNA strands from the 150 people who died in Tuesday s March 24 crash as well as locate the jet s second black box

HARD CLIMB. A handout photo provided by the French Interior Ministry on 27 March 2015 shows search and rescue workers making their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 26 March 2015. Francis Pellier/Dicom/Ministre Interieur/Handout/EPA

The role of the Airbus cockpit lock in the Germanwings crash

Mar 30, 2015 - 5:19 PM

What role did a plane’s locking mechanism play in the Germanwings plane crash?

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

Mar 29, 2015 - 9:59 PM

UPDATED Aside from identifying the bodies investigators are searching for a second black box that contains all technical data from the flight

CRASH SITE. Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes after the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 over the French Alps, France, 24 March 2015. Thomas Koehler/photothek.net/Auswartiges Amt/dpa/Handout/EPA

Alps crash captain shouted 'open the damn door'

Mar 29, 2015 - 8:09 PM

UPDATED Investigators in the Alps say the violence of the impact and the remote location is severely hampering the search for both body parts and the second black box

DANGEROUS MISSION. Search workers are deployed by helicopter at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320, to collect debris and find the second black box, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 29 March 2015. Yoan Valat/EPA

Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name'

Mar 29, 2015 - 12:12 AM

UPDATED Ex girlfriend claims Andreas Lubitz told her: One day I m going to do something that will change the whole system and everyone will know my name and remember

Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France on 26 March 2015. Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, carrying 144 passengers and six crew members from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany, crashed 24 March in the French Alps, where searchers combed a 4-hectare section of mountain face since 25 March. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Germanwings offers families initial aid of 50,000 euros

Mar 28, 2015 - 8:13 AM

The assistance is separate from the compensation that the airline will likely have to pay over the disaster

GRIEF. Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France on March 26, 2015. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw

Germanwings co-pilot suffered depression – report

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:46 PM

Andreas Lubitz takes regular private medical treatment Bild reports adding that Germanwings parent company Lufthansa sent this information to Luftfahrtbundesamt

INVESTIGATION. Police officers carry boxes outside a house in Montabaur, Germany, 26 March 2015, in connection with the investigation into the Germanwings A320 crash. Photo by Fredrik Von Erichsen/EPA.

Germanwings captain tried to smash into cockpit with axe

Mar 27, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The axe is part of the safety equipment onboard an Airbus A320

RELATIVES. Buses carrying the relatives of victims of the Germanwings plane crash arrive at youth center where a makeshift funeral chapel has been set up, in Seyne Les Alpes, France, 26 March 2015. Photo by Peter Kneffel/EPA

Germanwings 4U 9525 co-pilot: Who was Andreas Lubitz?

Mar 26, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Germanwings co pilot Andreas Lubitz 28 lived with parents was an avid runner – and said to have deliberately initiated descent of flight 4U 9525 that led to its crash

This photo taken on September 2, 2014 at Milan Malpensa airport shows the Germanwings Airbus A320, that crashed in France on March 24, 2015. Giorgio Parolini/AFP

‘Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashed plane’

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:19 PM

UPDATED A French prosecutor says the 150 people on board died instantly and were unaware of the crash until the final seconds of the crash

SHOCKING REVELATIONS. French prosecutor of Marseille Brice Robin (C), flanked by General David Galtier (R), holds a press conference at the Marseille Provence airport in Marignane, near Marseille, France, 26 March 2015. Guillaume Ruoppolo/EPA