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S. America families seek damages over Germanwings crash

D - Two years after the Germanwings plane crash, relatives of the South American victims have filed suit in Germany seeking over three million euros in damages, a judicial source said Sunday.

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.

Germany closes Germanwings crash probe

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they had closed a criminal probe into the Germanwings plane crash in March 2015 after concluding that the suicidal co-pilot bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed all on board.

German doctors blast Lufthansa over Germanwings crash

Berlin - The head of Germany's doctors' association has lashed out at both Lufthansa and aviation regulators for failing to prevent last year's Germanwings crash by allowing a pilot who suffered from severe depression to fly.

Germanwings probe wrestles with doctor-patient confidentiality

Marseille - A year after the Germanwings plane crash caused by a suicidal co-pilot a year ago, French investigators are still wrestling with a complex manslaughter probe involving interested parties from some 20 countries.

Germanwings crash victims honoured on eve of anniversary

Barcelona - Hundreds of people in Spain and Germany took part in anniversary vigils Wednesday to mark the Germanwings tragedy in which a suicidal pilot crashed a plane into a mountainside, killing all 150 on board.

Grief-stricken Germanwings families plan U.S. lawsuit

Berlin - The grief of families who lost loved ones when a suicidal co-pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps has long turned to anger, a year after the tragedy that claimed 150 lives.

German airlines to up medical testing after Germanwings crash

Berlin - Germany will step up surprise tests for airline pilots to detect medications and drugs nearly a year after a Germanwings co-pilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed his plane, the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported Saturday.

Germanwings, Lufthansa heads remember France crash victims

Le Vernet - Six months to the day after the pilot of a Germanwings A320 jet flew 150 people to their deaths in France, the heads of the firm and parent company Lufthansa gathered near the crash scene on Thursday to remember victims.

Austrian paper sued over wrong photo of Germanwings co-pilot

Vienna - Court proceedings opened Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.

Germanwings crash victims' families plan US lawsuit: report

Berlin - Relatives of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps hope to take their compensation claims against parent company Lufthansa to a US court, their lawyer said Sunday.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Le Vernet - Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

Lufthansa defends treatment of Germanwings crash bereaved

Berlin - Lufthansa Tuesday defended its treatment of families of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, saying its compensation offer had gone "well beyond" what was required by law.

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Berlin - Families of Germans killed in the crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps have turned down the airline's compensation offer, demanding a higher amount of at least 100,000 euros, their lawyer said Saturday.

Bomb alert forces evacuation of Germanwings flight

Frankfurt - Passengers and crew on a Germanwings flight from Cologne to Milan were on Sunday ordered to evacuate the plane as it prepared to take off due to a bomb alert.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz said: 'I will be remembered forever'

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing Germanwings flight 4U 9525, is reported to have shared with former girlfriend his plans to "go down in history."

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Germanwings co-pilot had 630 hours' flying experience: Lufthansa

Frankfurt - The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps was on the job since September 2013 and had 630 hours of flying experience, the parent company, German flag carrier Lufthansa, said on Thursday.

Victims of Germanwings Alps crash

Paris - Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed with no survivors in the French Alps on Tuesday was carrying 144 passengers and six crew from more than a dozen countries.

Germanwings cancels flight as pilots refuse to fly

Frankfurt - A number of pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary Germanwings refused to fly Wednesday following the deadly crash in the French Alps, saying they were mourning the victims of the doomed aircraft.

67 Germans believed to have been on crash jet: Germanwings

Berlin - Low-cost airline Germanwings said it believes 67 German nationals were on its flight which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board.

Low-cost airline Germanwings had clean safety record

Frankfurt - Germanwings, the low-cost airline owned by German flag carrier Lufthansa, said that none of its aircraft has ever been involved in a crash prior to Tuesday's loss of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps.
 

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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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