Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing himself along with the other 149 people on board, researched methods of committing suicide on the internet the night before the tragic flight, the prosecutor's office of Dusseldorf city announced on Thursday.
The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as he made desperate attempts to return to the locked cockpit, according to a German newspaper said today.
A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner slammed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact offer vital clues into the crash's cause, officials said on Wednesday.
The cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of the Germanwings Airbus that crashed killing all 150 aboard has been found damaged and has being taken to Paris for analysis, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday.
Engines of a TransAsia plane that crashed into a river in Taipei killing 35 people failed to produce enough thrust to the propellers for two minutes after take-off, authorities said on Friday, revealing attempts to turn off and restart one engine.
Divers on Tuesday retrieved the cockpit voice recorder and may have located the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jet in the Java Sea as experts will now use data from the two crucial black box devices to determine the sequence of events that brought the flight down.
In what could help the investigators with vital clues about what happened before the ill-fated AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went down in the Java Sea, Indonesian divers have managed to retrieve both the black boxes – the flight data recorder (FDR) and the cockpit voice recorder (CVR)–of the crashed jet.
Divers on Monday retrieved the crucial flight data recorder of the AirAsia plane from the Java Sea in a potential breakthrough to solve the mystery of the crash, as an Indonesian official said the jet "exploded" on impact with the water due to rapid change in pressure.
Sixteen days after AirAsia flight QZ8501 went down into Java Sea, Indonesian Navy divers have successfully retrieved one of the black boxes of the crashed plane, while efforts are on to extricate the other one still stuck in the plane debris.
The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon.
Two days after an Indonesian Navy Captain said that he may have located AirAsia Flight QZ8501's tail, Indonesia's search and rescue chief has confirmed it saying they have found the crucial part of the crashed plane that contains black boxes – flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder - the BBC said.
Rescuers on Tuesday retrieved two more bodies and spotted two new metal objects in their search for the AirAsia plane that crashed nine days ago as divers joined the hunt amid bad weather, but there was still no headway in locating the crucial black box in the Java Sea.
Fluctuating weather conditions and choppy seas continued to complicate the multinational search efforts to locate more bodies and black box of the ill-fated AirAsia Flight 8501 as divers struggled to scour the Java Sea for more remains from the crashed plane.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force`s ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali said on Saturday that its experts found the second black box of the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated in remote northern Mali, killing all 118 people onboard.