Defective speed probes were responsible for the crash of Air France flight 447 over the Atlantic while it was en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, a report by an Air France pilots' union - due to be handed to investigators this week - concludes.
Searchers have found pieces of the two French Rafale fighter jets that crashed into the Mediterranean during a test flight on Thursday. Naval officials believe the crash was probably caused by a mid-air collision.
Two French 'Rafale' jet fighters crashed in the Mediterranean sea Thursday during a test flight. One pilot has been recovered, while search teams have been sent out to search for the other missing pilots, said French navy.
Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the powerful chief minister of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, died in a helicopter crash Thursday. An influential power broker and modernising leader, Reddy had formidable mass appeal.
The head of the BEA air accident investigation agency has said the hunt for the black boxes of the Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic, killing 228, would resume in autumn with other countries invited to take part in the probe.
Five people were killed on Sunday when their small plane crashed into a hill and burst into flames in Callas, in the Var region, just inland from the French Riviera. The airplane is thought to have taken off from the coastal city of Cannes.
The Federal Aviation Authority has suspended an air controller who handled a small plane before it collided with a helicopter over New York's Hudson River. Officials however said they did not believe his actions contributed to the crash.