Alps

Germanwings co-pilot sought psychiatric help: Report

The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported. Andreas Lubitz, 27, sought psychiatric help for “a bout of heavy depression” in 2009 and was still getting assistance from doctors, the[…]

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Germanwings co-pilot ‘sought to destroy plane’

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and “intentionally” sent the plane full speed into a mountain in the French Alps, ignoring the pilot’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s “intention (was)[…]

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Zuma sends condolences after Alps plane crash

President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences on Wednesday to the friends, families and colleagues of the 150 people killed in a plane crash in the French Alps. “We also extend our sympathies to the government and the peoples of all other countries whose nationals perished in the crash,” Zuma said[…]

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Search for victims, clues after Alps crash

Rescuers were set to restart their search Wednesday for the remains of victims of a German airliner which crashed in the French Alps, as well as for clues as to why the plane carrying 150 people went down. The crash, killing everyone on board, occurred in apparent good weather Tuesday[…]

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