Here's some important background on the tragic crash.
The plane's flight control computer also had a cracked solder joint that malfunctioned four times during the flight.
• On June 26, 1988, Air France Flight 296 crashed in Habsheim, Alsace, killing three people and leaving 133 injured. This
In recent years, there have been several incidents of American passengers being "too fat to fly" on American carriers. Director
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by David Bailey) All 155 passengers and crew survived the incident that made pilot Chesley
The Airbus A321, part of the Airbus A320 family, is a smaller commercial plane that flies short to medium-range distances
A lot of travelers boarding an Airbus today might be thinking twice. After all, yet another Bus is at the bottom of yet another