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Is this the moment when MH370’s pilots realised all was lost?

Is this the moment when MH370’s pilots realised all was lost?

Is it possible MH370 was not deliberately crashed, but suffered a cockpit fire and communications breakdown? A new theory points to the moment the pilots realised the flight was doomed.

You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

You’re not safe from a bomb attack on a plane. But that’s OK — you’re not safe anywhere

Should we worry about airport security in the wake of the Somalia plane bombing?

It is terrifyingly easy to plant a bomb on an airplane

It is terrifyingly easy to plant a bomb on an airplane

You just have to be the right kind of person ...

The perils of cattle class

The perils of cattle class

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

What happens if a pilot dies mid-flight?

What happens if a pilot dies mid-flight?

There are two pilots in a cockpit for a reason.

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

Why are victims of Pel-Air crash not entitled to compensation?

Why are victims of Pel-Air crash not entitled to compensation?

If you get hit by a truck, you can claim compensation. But if you are injured and mentally scarred in a plane crash, tough cookies.

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

What really happened to MH370: the most likely case

A secret smuggling operation for gold bullion, an American shoot-down, a Russian plot by way of Kazakhstan? The most likely explanation for the disappearance of MH370 might be the most chilling of all.

Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

Tears on a plane: why our emotions soar while we fly

Floating far above the ground in a padded chair, in a dry, sealed aeroplane cabin that hums gently, facing away from other passengers, with no phone or email interrupting our thoughts, we travel inward as well as onward.

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

There's plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia's aviation industry -- not that you'd know it from the minister's interest in the subject.