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Europe

Germanwings Crash Investigation Sparks Debate on Pilots' Right to Mental Health Confidentiality

The head of the investigation said copilot Andreas Lubitz had shown symptoms that "could be compatible with a psychotic episode" weeks before Lubitz flew an airliner filled with 150 people into the side of a mountain.
VICE News and Reuters
3.13.16
Stuff

Pilots Explain Why We Shouldn't Worry About Turbulence

"We avoid turbulence because it's stressful for passengers," says former military pilot Keith Tonkin, "but for pilots it's just not an issue."
Julian Morgans
7.27.15
Europe

Germanwings Crash Pilot May Have Attempted a Trial Run During His Previous Flight

Flight 4U9525 crashed into the French Alps on March 24, with 150 on board. It later emerged that the plane was deliberately crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 27-year-old German citizen.
Sally Hayden
5.6.15
Google

How to Digitally Profile an Alleged Mass Murderer

Can search history be considered a significant tool in profiling Andreas Lubitz? Can search history be considered a significant tool in profiling anyone?
carles.buzz
4.3.15
Europe

Germanwings Co-Pilot Researched Suicide Methods and Cockpit Doors

French authorities investigating the crash have also retrieved the aircraft's second black box.
Matthieu Jublin
4.2.15
Europe

Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicidal Tendencies in the Past, Say Investigators

Prosecutors have revealed that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, which crashed last week killing 150 people, had past treatment for suicidal tendencies.
Jenna Corderoy
3.30.15
Here Be Dragons

The Sad Futility of Trying to Prevent Planes From Crashing

You can't design every single possible death out of a system, as Germanwings flight 4U9525 showed.
Martin Robbins
3.27.15
Europe

Pilot Accused of Deliberately Crashing Germanwings Plane 'Hid an Illness from his Employers'

Investigators have discovered a torn-up sick note in the apartment of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot thought to have "deliberately" crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 on Tuesday.
Sally Hayden
3.27.15
Travel

It's Time For Robot Pilots

A simple change would allow computers or pilots on the ground to take control of airplanes in case of emergency.
Jason Koebler
3.26.15
Europe

Germanwings Co-Pilot Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane, According to French Prosecutor

The prosecutor working on the crash that killed 150 people said that one of the co-pilots appears to have deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps.
Sally Hayden
3.26.15
Europe

Germanwings Pilot Reportedly Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash That Killed 150 People

An Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into the French Alps just before 11am on Tuesday with 144 passengers and six crew members on board.
Sally Hayden
3.26.15
Stuff

Why Are We So Obsessed with Plane Crashes?

Plane crashes are terrifying. As humans, they play to some sort of visceral fear inside of us—we aren't supposed to fly, so the thought of something going wrong up there is particularly unsettling.
Mark Hay
3.25.15
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