Accidents and incidents involving the Airbus A320 family

Air Asia crash that killed 162 passengers was the result of pilots turning off auto-pilot

The Air Asia passenger flight QZ8501 that crashed in bad weather on December 28 during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore was found to have been triggered by a faulty computer that led the crew to accidently turn off the jet’s autopilot system. As a result, the pilots lost control of the aircraft as it plunged into the Java  Sea.

Germanwings Plane Performs Emergency Landing in Sofia

A Germanwings plane bound for Turkey landed at Sofia Airport on Sunday after suspicions it had been struck by a "bird", the BGNES wire service reports.

A thorough inspection that followed did not establish any damage done to the engines.

The aircraft took off at 11:20, just below an hour after landing.

Germanwings plane crash: Second black box confirms Lubitz acted deliberately

The second black box from the Germanwings Airbus A320 which crashed in the French Alps last week was found yesterday after a nine-day search and, as it was expected, it confirmed that 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz brought down the plane intentionally.