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CHICAGO and BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines and Spanair, both members of Star Alliance, today announced they will begin codesharing on flights across the Atlantic and to destinations in Spain and Africa. Effective Jan.
By Alan Levin The same failure by pilots to do a routine but critical task that likely led to a fatal crash in Madrid this summer has happened dozens of times in the United States since 2000, according to government data analyzed by USA TODAY.
A Spanish judge investigating a Spanair plane crash that killed 154 people is questioning three mechanics on suspicion of manslaughter, a Madrid court said.
By Sam Marsden SAFETY of all passenger aircraft should be checked, accident investigators said last night after they found a British Airways jet's crash-landing was probably caused by ice in its fuel system.
By GERARD COUZENS A SISTER plane of the Spanair jet that crashed on take-off last week had to make an unscheduled landing yesterday after a technical fault. The MD-82 aircraft touched down at Spain's Malaga Airport just after 9am over a problem with a spare generator.
By Elizabeth Nash Video footage shot by Spain's airport authority Aena reportedly shows the doomed Spanair plane showed no sign of a blazing engine as it took off from Madrid.
By Sarah Sands The fate of the passengers on flight JK5022 was hideous and pitiful but it was not unimaginable. Every nervous flyer will have empathised with the man who sent a text on the runway to his wife: "My love, there's a problem with the plane....
By Simon Calder None of the terrifying events that took place at Madrid airport on Wednesday will make us any less safe, and I write that as a traveller about to board a flight. Many things are wrong with flying but safety is not one of them.
By Caroline Brothers and Tom Rachman Caroline Brothers reported from Madrid and Tom Rachman from Paris. Micheline Maynard contributed from Detroit.
By DANIEL WOOLLS MADRID, Spain--The plane that crashed in Madrid reported an air intake valve overheating before a first attempt at takeoff but it was not immediately clear whether that was a factor in the accident that killed 153 people, owner of Spanair said today.
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