Aircraft

28 year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Germanwings flight

Everything in the investigation of the Germanwings crash focuses on the behavior of the co-pilot, who stayed locked in the cockpit, according to the chief prosecutor for Marseille.

 

The official's statements:

 

-Discussions in the beginning of the recording are normal and even happy. Nothing out of the ordinary.

 

One Germanwings Pilot 'Left Cockpit' before French Alps Crash

One of the pilots got out of the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus A320 and could not get back in, the New York Times quotes a "senior military official" as saying.

The plane with 150 people on board was flying from Barcelona in Spain to Düsseldorf in Germany when it went down and plowed into the mountains near the French town of Barcelonette, 100 km north of Nice.

Swedish football team saved by last minute plane change

The tragic crash of Airbus A320 in mountainous terrain in southeastern France cost the lives of 150 people including 16 students and two infants.
Swedish football team Dalkurd FF from Borlaenge, in central Sweden, was booked to fly home to Sweden on the budget carrier after a trip to Catalonia.
However, their lucky stars made them change their traveling arrangements.

Turkey expects new delays in Airbus A400M delivery

Turkey is preparing for further delays in the delivery of two A400M military transport aircraft it ordered from Airbus Group, according to defense officials in Ankara.

It signed a deal for 10 of the heavy cargo and troop carriers in 2003 as part of a group of seven European NATO nations, expecting its part of the order to be fulfilled by 2018.

Bribes paid but not taken

It was 1976. A fleet of brand new F-104 aircraft in the Turkish skies was approaching the apron where the top brass were proudly watching their maiden flight in the Turkish Air Force. The first aircraft to land had a near crash landing but the rest of the ceremony was a merry event.

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