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Germanwings plane crash: Families of victims gather near crash site to mark first anniversary
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Germanwings plane crash: Families of victims gather near crash site to mark first anniversary

A red stake planted in the soil marks the exact site where the Germanwings plane went down, killing all 150 people on board.

Germanwings crash: French authorities suggest new rules for pilot health issues
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Germanwings crash: French authorities suggest new rules for pilot health issues

Seeking to ensure that suicidal pilots can't crash their jets, French authorities investigating last year's Germanwings crash are urging new reporting requirements for doctors treating pilots, and new measures to keep pilots from hiding mental health issues.

Lufthansa hit by new pilots' strike on long-haul, passengers worry
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Lufthansa hit by new pilots' strike on long-haul, passengers worry

Union and management have been embroiled in a bitter dispute since April 2014 over management plans to change the pilots' early retirement arrangements.

Lufthansa considering spot medical checks after depressed pilot deliberately crashed plane
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Lufthansa considering spot medical checks after depressed pilot deliberately crashed plane

Lufthansa's chief said on Friday the German airline is considering the possibility of regular spot medical checks for pilots, after one deliberately crashed a jet over the French Alps in March, killing all 150 on board.

Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on a previous flight
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Germanwings co-pilot practiced descent on a previous flight

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said

 DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health
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DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health

The DGCA head also denied that national carrier Air India was given any dispensation as far as operating flights with less than required number of cabin crew was concerned.

Merkel, Gauck to attend memorial service for Germanwings crash victims
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Merkel, Gauck to attend memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

Angela Merkel, Joachim Gauck among world political and religious leaders to attend memorial service for Germanwings crash victims in Cologne, Germany.

Germanwings flight to Milan evacuated after bomb threat
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Germanwings flight to Milan evacuated after bomb threat

A Germanwings plane headed for Milan was evacuated at Cologne-Bonn airport on Sunday after a bomb threat against the flight was received, the airline said.

Anarchy in the cockpit: Air India co-pilot attacks captain on Jaipur-Delhi flight
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Anarchy in the cockpit: Air India co-pilot attacks captain on Jaipur-Delhi flight

An Air India aircraft, on its way to Delhi from Jaipur, witnessed some tensions between the captain and co-pilot on Sunday evening, leading to the co-pilot beating up his captain

'Germanwings co-pilot searched suicide methods, cockpit security days before the crash'
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'Germanwings co-pilot searched suicide methods, cockpit security days before the crash'

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said on Thursday.

AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit
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AI pilots' body writes to DGCA about 'stressed' junior pilots in cockpit

Pointing out that a pilot's job is high-pressure and stressful, ICPA said that "several hundred people's lives are in jeopardy if a pilot commits a mistake".

Germanwings tragedy: Shocking phone video shows final minutes of passengers before they plunged to death
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Germanwings tragedy: Shocking phone video shows final minutes of passengers before they plunged to death

A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged on Tuesday, with two European media claiming to have seen the footage.

Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality
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Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Germanwings Flight 9525 crash into the French Alps is a tragedy beyond words. One co-pilot — 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf — has made a mockery of all that the airlines across the world have done in the recent past — at the behest mostly of ICAO — to secure flights on the ground and in air.

Indian pilots may be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests
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Indian pilots may be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests

Pilots of Indian air carriers may now be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests to ensure that they are mentally fit to fly, following the deliberate crashing of German airliner by the co-pilot last week.

UAE carriers Etihad, Emirates introduce 'rule of two in cockpit' after Alps crash
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UAE carriers Etihad, Emirates introduce 'rule of two in cockpit' after Alps crash

Leading carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways said today that their cockpits will have two crew members in at all times under new procedures introduced in response to the Germanwings disaster.

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had planned to marry pregnant girlfriend
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Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had planned to marry pregnant girlfriend

The Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps, had planned to marry his girlfriend who is reportedly pregnant.

Germanwings co-pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name and remember'
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Germanwings co-pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name and remember'

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to German newspaper Bild.

Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend
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Live: Germanwings co-pilot had nightmares of crashes, says ex-girlfriend

An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has told AFP, adding that there were about 142 passengers and six crew on board.

No hijack: How false WhatsApp messages about AI flight created a scare
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No hijack: How false WhatsApp messages about AI flight created a scare

Rumours spread through WhatsApp about a potential hijack situation on board an Air India flight created a scare.

Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid serious illness from airline
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Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz hid serious illness from airline

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said on Friday amid reports that he was severely depressed.