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Father disputes co-pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out publicly Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Father disputes pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Germanwings victims' families slam push to absolve co-pilot

Berlin - The father of a Germanwings co-pilot whose plane slammed into the Alps in 2015 is trying to prove his son did not crash the jet deliberately, sparking anger among victims' families.

Seven dead including Russians in Istanbul helicopter crash

Istanbul - Seven people were killed including four Russians when a privately-owned helicopter crashed in Istanbul after hitting a television tower on Friday, local media reported, quoting the city's mayor."Seven people were killed in the accident.

Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety

Washington - Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne - A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday.

'No explosion' on board crashed Russian military plane

Moscow - Russian officials probing the crash of a Syria-bound military plane said Thursday there was no explosion on board, but equipment was not functioning correctly when it plunged into the Black Sea.

Second black box from crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea

Moscow - Russian rescuers trawling the Black Sea on Wednesday found the second black box from a Syria-bound military plane that crashed at the weekend with 92 people on board, authorities said.

Computer glitch blamed for European Mars lander crash

Paris - A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the Red Planet at 540 kilometres (335 miles) per hour instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, scientists said.

Seven dead as Afghan army helicopter crashes: officials

Kabul - An Afghan army helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the defence ministry said, citing technical failure.

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

Multan - At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

Driver killed in Tesla Model S sedan crash in the Netherlands

Another accident involving Tesla, this time in the Netherlands, occurred when a man driving a Model S sedan was killed after his car crashed at high speed into a tree and caught fire.

Pakistan chopper crew home after Afghan hostage drama

Islamabad - Six crew members of a Pakistani government helicopter which crash-landed in Afghanistan's volatile east have been released, an official said Saturday, after they were taken hostage by the Afghan Taliban.

Chinese families of MH 370 victims protest proposed end of search

Beijing - Family members of passengers aboard ill-fated Maylasia Airlines Flight 370 demonstrated outside China's Foreign Ministry on Friday, demanding to meet officials who propose suspending the high-tech search for the jet if it is not found by year's end.

Driver in deadly Taiwan tour bus crash was drunk: probe

Taipei - The driver of a tour bus which crashed and caught fire in Taiwan killing dozens of Chinese tourists was drunk when the accident happened, investigators said Friday.

Seven killed in Turkey military chopper crash: Army

Ankara - Seven people, including children, were killed and eight others injured when a Turkish military helicopter crashed Tuesday, apparently in fog, in the northeastern province of Giresun, the army announced"Seven of our companions in arms, their wives and c...

Report blames deadly Air Algerie crash on pilot errors

France - The Air Algerie crash that killed 116 people in the Mali desert in 2014 was caused by the pilots failing to activate the plane's anti-icing system and not responding properly when the plane stalled, investigators said Friday.

Two Russian military pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

Moscow - Two Russian military pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near the central Syrian city of Homs, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that the aircraft had not been under fire.

Officer administers life-saving CPR following violent crash

Kansas City - A Kansas City police officer is being commended for his quick transition from law enforcement official to lifesaving paramedic Sunday after the SUV he was pursuing violently crashed and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

Iraq military helicopter crashes, killing nine

Baghdad - An Iraqi military helicopter crashed south of Baghdad on Tuesday killing nine people due to a "technical problem", a security spokesman said.

Four dead in Myanmar military plane crash

Nay Pyi Taw - Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after a small air force propeller plane crashed shortly after take off in the capital Naypyidaw on Wednesday, officials said.

Apple rushes to patch Safari bug preventing people from searching

Apple has acted quickly to fix a bug in its Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that caused it to crash instantly every time a search was made from the web browser. Reports of the crashes were widespread earlier today.

US searching for 2 military copters after reported collision

Washington - The US Coast Guard was searching for two military helicopters that reportedly crashed off the Hawaiian island of Oahu while carrying a total of 12 people, officials said Friday.

Intel confirms its newest processors may freeze under heavy load

Intel has confirmed a bug in its Skylake family of processors can cause freezes and complete system lock-ups when the chip is placed under heavy load. The issue was discovered while calculating very large Mersenne prime numbers.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

Pilot error caused crash that killed French sports stars: probe

Buenos Aires - Pilot error caused a twin helicopter crash in Argentina that killed three French sports stars, five crew members and two Argentine pilots filming a reality TV show in March, investigators said Thursday.

Regulators had not inspected San Francisco tour bus that crashed

San Francisco - The sightseeing bus that apparently lost its brakes and careened out of control for two blocks in San Francisco's popular Union Square shopping district last week was not registered nor inspected as required by California law.

Driver crashes $1.5 million Ferrari minutes after buying it

Budapest - A man in Budapest bought a Ferrari for more than $1 million, but he ended up crashing it just minutes after driving it off the dealer's lot.
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