The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps increased the airplane's speed before it crashed killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators.
France's BEA crash investigation agency
The Airbus A320 is the workhorse of Europe's aerospace industry, transporting more than a million people a day from business travellers to backpackers.
The 150-seat medium-haul jet is one of the world's most intensively us
French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain.
An Iranian police plane crashed late on Saturday killing four high-ranking officers investigating the deaths of police in a province that borders Pakistan and Afghanistan, state news agency Iran reported.
Three crew also died in t
A Laotian air force plane with at least 14 people on board crashed on Saturday, a defence ministry source said, and a witness at the site said the defence minister was among the dead.
"A Laos air force plane has crashed
Fifteen people were killed when an Embraer passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off just outside Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday, Nigerian authorities said.
Airports Authority general manager Yakubu Dati to
A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan's commercial capital of Almaty on Tuesday, killing all 22 people on board, an emergency services official said.
The Canadian-built Bombardier Challenger CRJ-200 was en rou
A passenger plane crashed into a densely populated part of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, on Sunday, killing all 147 people on board, the airline said.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared three days of
A Russian passenger plane crashed and burst into flames after takeoff in an oil-producing region of Siberia on Monday, killing at least 31 of the 43 people on board, emergency officials said.
Thirteen survivors were pulled from the wrecka
Micron Technology chief executive and chairman Steve Appleton died in a small plane crash on Friday, a major loss for a US memory chipmaker already struggling with sluggish computer sales and declining prices.
The 51-year-old Appleton, a t