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Germanwings co-pilot intended to destroy plane, says French prosecutor
26 March, 2015
"The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet that went down in the French Alps, killing 150 people, appears to have crashed the plane deliberately," a Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday.

“I can’t call this a suicide, but it is a legitimate question to ask,” the prosecutor said.

The German citizen, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and pressed a button that sent
the jet into its fatal descent; the prosecutor told a news conference during a live television broadcast.

According to him, there is no element that indicates this was a terrorist action.

The co-pilot was identified as Andreas Lubitz, 28, by the prosecutor.

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