Hacker explains to FBI how he steered airliner mid-flight

A computer security expert has revealed that he accessed aircraft control systems on up to 20 occasions, according to an FBI search warrant.

The founder of One World Labs, Chris Roberts, was detained for questioning and had his hardware confiscated … Read the rest

Germanwings crash supports 9/11 speculation

Advances in sensor technology, computing and artificial intelligence have made human pilots less necessary than ever in the cockpit. After the Germanwings crash some seem less worried about being branded a 9/11 conspiracy nut.

Because information collected after the terrorist … Read the rest

Air disaster movie opens with similar plot to Germanwings

An Oscar-nominated film will still be released in the UK despite its disturbing similarities to the Alps air disaster.

Argentinian film Wild Tales features a mass killer who locks himself in the cockpit of a passenger jet and crashes it … Read the rest

Co-pilot had no death wish say friends

The co-pilot named in the Germanwings plane crash was Andreas Guenter Lubitz.

The 28-year-old was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.

Acquaintances said he was in … Read the rest

French president declares contents of second black box missing

French President François Hollande said the contents of a second black box found on Wednesday were missing as investigators managed to extract audio recordings from the first flight recorder recovered from Germanwings flight 4U9525.

French investigators say they have succeeded … Read the rest