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Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane: prosecutor
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Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane: prosecutor

Marc Burleigh and Delphine Touitou in Paris | AFP - March 26, 2015

SEYNE, France -- The young co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit,…

Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace
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Germanwings
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Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

Daniel Ortelli and Marc Burleigh | AFP - March 25, 2015

The leaders of France, Germany and Spain visited a makeshift rescue base near the Germanwings air crash site Wednesday, as investigators ramped up their probe into the…

Authorities recover black box in Germanwings crash that left 150 dead in French Alps
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Germanwings
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Authorities recover black box in Germanwings crash that left 150 dead in French Alps

Daniel Ortelli and Renaud Lavergne | AFP - March 24, 2015

SEYNE, France – A plane operated by the budget carrier of Germany's Lufthansa crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board…

Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert
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Business
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Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

Michael Thurston | AFP - October 31, 2014

Update: 6:06 p.m., Oct. 31: An AFP follow-up story titled "Virgin crash sets back space tourism by years" states the following (read the original story below): The…

Werner Franz, last of Hindenburg crew, dies at 92
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Global
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Werner Franz, last of Hindenburg crew, dies at 92

Matt Schudel | The Washington Post - August 31, 2014

In 1936 and 1937, young Werner Franz worked as a cabin boy on the Hindenburg, the largest, fastest and sleekest mode of transportation the world had seen…

In court of public opinion, Putin goes on trial
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Airlines
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In court of public opinion, Putin goes on trial

Anthony Faiola | The Washington Post - July 21, 2014

BERLIN — Investigators are still far from an official judgment of what brought down a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew…

Passengers on downed jet span cross-section of life, experience
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Airlines
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Passengers on downed jet span cross-section of life, experience

Monica Hesse and Emily Wax | The Washington Post - July 18, 2014

All of them got on the Boeing 777: the world renowned AIDS researcher, the 77-year-old nun, the aspiring chemist who rowed crew for Indiana University — Dutch…

Flight MH17 and the role of Ukraine’s rebels
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Airlines
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Flight MH17 and the role of Ukraine’s rebels

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - July 17, 2014

There is one important reason Ukrainian authorities are so sure that pro-Russian rebels shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet: An account on the Russian social network Vkontakte,…

Malaysian jet with 295 passengers crashes in Ukraine
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Malaysian jet with 295 passengers crashes in Ukraine

Max Delany and Dmitry Zaks | AFP - July 17, 2014

KIEV, Ukraine – A Malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in rebel-held east Ukraine, regional officials said Thursday, as Ukraine's president said…

Malaysia says jet’s disappearance ‘deliberate’
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Malaysia says jet’s disappearance ‘deliberate’

AFP - March 15, 2014

KUALA LUMPUR -- A missing Malaysian airliner was apparently deliberately diverted and flown for hours after vanishing from radar, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday, stopping short…