Co-pilot ‘deliberately crashed Germanwings Airbus A320 into mountain to destroy plane’


epa04678737 Search and rescue workers at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, 25 March 2015. Search crews resumed helicopter flights around dawn on 25 March to the remote mountainside where Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed after a rapid descent, likely killing all 150 people aboard on 24 March.  EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO French prosecutors today laid the blame for the crash on the co-pilot (Picture: EPA)

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Franch Alps was today blamed for the disaster.

French prosecutors said Andreas Lubitz refused to let the pilot into the cockpit of the A320 when he was trying to get in.

The co-pilot was alone at the controls of the crashed jet and conscious until impact, Marseille prosecutor Brian Robin said today.

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The flight’s recorder revealed that banging could be heard on the door to the cockpit, followed by screams and then the start of the impact.

‘Victims only realised what was happening at the last moment, because you only hear the screens literally at the last moment,’ said…

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