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Airplane Crash in French Alps; 144 Passengers, 6 Crew Members Aboard

An Airbus A320-200 aircraft operating as Germanwings flight 4U-9525 — which was carrying 144 passengers and six members of the flight crew from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, according to the official Twitter feed of Germanwings — reportedly crashed roughly 12 nautical miles southwest of Barcelonnette in a mountainous area of France at approximately…

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Wing of Boeing 747 Aircraft Strikes Building; FlyerTalk Member Gives First-Hand Account

The wing of a Boeing 747-400 aircraft operated by British Airways apparently struck a building while taxiing at Oliver R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg, causing damage to both the building and the airplane. The aircraft was to depart from Johannesburg on its way to London when the wing appeared to “slice” through a section of the top floor of what appears to be a brick building. As a passenger who was on that airplane during the incident, FlyerTalk member Sign47 posted the following first-hand account of this incident…

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Breaking News: Ten People Killed in Airplane Crash in Soldotna, Alaska

All ten people aboard a de Havilland DHC3 Otter aircraft operated by Rediske Air were killed at the airport in Soldotna — located approximately 75 miles southwest of Anchorage — when the airplane crashed two hours ago and was completely engulfed in flames as a result. Nine passengers and one pilot were aboard the aircraft, which…

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