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Germanwings co-pilot accelerated aircraft on descent

The second black box recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 4U9525 shows that the co-pilot accelerated the aircraft as it descended into the Alps, French aviation officials said Friday. French aviation authority BEA also said that the flight data recorder confirms that Andreas Lubitz changed the autopilot to lower[…]

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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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