Crash

Four dead in French-army chartered cargo plane crash in Ivory Coast

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The Antonov turboprop, chartered by the French army as part of its anti-jihadist Opération Barkhane in north-west Africa and carrying ten people, broke up after crashing into the sea near Abidjan airport, leaving four Moldovan nationals dead and injuring six other people, four of them French.

French Alps plane crash: father of co-pilot refutes son's suicide

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In the first public statement by a member of the family of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who German prosecutors found solely responsible for crashing his plane in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board in March 2015 because of a depressive condition, caused anger among victms' families by claiming a carbon monoxide leak in the cabin was the cause. 

Train crashes into fallen tree in southern France, at least 60 injured

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The train reportedly crashed into a tree that had been left on the tracks following a heavy thunderstorm near Montpellier, leaving 11 people seriously injured.

British school pupils injured in French motorway crash

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Two students were in a serious condition and ten others injured when their coach travelling to Italy overturned on a French motorway near the Swiss border.

Wreckage of lost EgyptAir flight located on Mediterranean floor

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Investigators have found “several main locations” of debris from the Paris-Cairo flight which disappeared over the eastern Mediterranean last month.

France confirms EgyptAir blackbox signal detected

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The signal was picked up by a French navy search vessel in the eastern Mediterranean where flight MS804 was lost on May 19th for still unexplained reasons.

French investigators helping probe into mystery of flight MS804

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France is participating in Egypt-led investigation as it is the country where the Airbus 320 was made and 15 people on board were French.

Four killed as police helicopter crashes in France

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Four gendarmes, the pilot, co-pilot and two rescue specialists, were killed when the helicopter crashed into a cliff face in the Pyrénées.

EgyptAir crash 'more likely' to be terror attack than technical failure

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Greek TV report of what could be airplane debris spotted in sea near where plane vanished from radar about 174 miles off Egyptian coast.

No theory ruled out says President Hollande after EgyptAir crash

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French president and Egyptian premier say terrorism is possible explanation for sudden crash of plane carrying 66 people over Mediterranean.

Germanwings probe urges doctors inform on mentally unstable pilots

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French probe into Alps crash caused by suicidal co-pilot advises doctors inform authorities when a patient's health is likely to affect public safety.

Six schoolchildren die in SW France collision between coach and truck

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A loose panel on a dumper truck sliced into a coach carrying 18 pupils near Rochefort, the second deadly school bus accident in France in 24 hours.

Two children die in school bus crash in eastern France

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Three other children were injured in the crash in snowbound conditions when their coach carrying 33 pupils to school near Pontarlier left the road. 

France's SNCF halts Strasbourg rail tests after fatal crash

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Move follows derailment that killed 11 people last weekend and will delay entry into service of new high-speed line to Strasbourg .

Derailed French high-speed train death toll rises to 11, children on board

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The 37 injured include children who were, for reasons yet to be explained, on board the test run of the high-speed train on track near Strasbourg.