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  • Israeli crash victim’s family blames airline for letting allegedly suicidal co-pilot fly

    3 weeks ago

    The family of the Israeli feared killed in the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 accused the airline of failing to monitor its staff.

    French and German officials are investigating why co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Tuesday flew the Airbus 320 into the French Alps, killing all 150...

  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    3 weeks ago

    German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

    French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz,...

  • Israeli citizen was on board crashed Germanwings flight

    March 25, 2015 | 10:03 am

    An Israeli citizen was aboard the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 that crashed in the French Alps, Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed.

    Eyal Baum, 40, a businessman living in Germany who was flying home from Barcelona, was among the 144 passengers killed on Tuesday morning in the...

  • Harrison Ford hospitalized after Santa Monica plane crash

    March 5, 2015 | 2:46 pm

    Actor Harrison Ford was injured on Thursday in the crash of a small airplane outside Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported.

    Reuters could not immediately confirm the report on TMZ, which said that Ford, 72, suffered multiple gashes to his head and was taken to a nearby...

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  • Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia plane pulled from sea off Indonesia

    December 30, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives of those on board watching TV footage to break down in tears.

    Indonesia AirAsia's Flight QZ8501, an Airbus...

  • Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    December 29, 2014 | 9:48 am

    A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search.

    The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus...

  • Jewish couple confirmed dead in plane crash near Jamaica

    September 5, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    A small U.S. private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica on Friday after veering far off its course toward southwest Florida and triggering a U.S. security alert that prompted a fighter jet escort.

    Search and rescue teams, including a military...

  • Obama: Russia must press Ukraine rebels to allow plane probe

    July 21, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

    Obama denounced the Russian role in eastern Ukraine in some...

  • Israeli among 298 fatalities aboard downed Malaysian plane

    July 18, 2014 | 8:57 am

    A 27-year-old Israeli was among the 298 victims who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine.

    Dov Avnon, Itamar Avnon’s father, announced his son’s death on Facebook, the Maariv daily reported Friday.

    “They say life is short — yes it is true,” wrote...

  • Hatzolah Fulfills Its Role in Plane Crash

    By Julie G Fax

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Rachmiel Steinberg and his family were finishing their Shavuot meal last Friday afternoon when a loud drone drew their attention to the window. His son, Levi Yitzchak, screamed, "Tati, that airplane is going into the building." They heard a thunderous crash and then saw plumes...

  • We Have Mountains to Melt

    By Sen. Paul Wellstone

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Below is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) at the Shadow Convention in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1999. Wellstone, his wife, daughter, three campaign aides and two pilots were killed in a plane crash Oct. 25, see story, p. 18.

    I was, this past...

  • A Siberian-Jewish Tragedy

    By Larry Derfner

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The crash of the Air Siberia jet over the Black Sea last week was an Israeli tragedy, but more specifically and acutely, it was a tragedy for Siberian Jewry. Fifty of the 76 people killed were Siberian Jewish immigrants to Israel, mainly from the metropolis of Novosibirsk.

    "I would...

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