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This thorny question is the crux of the debate in 'proudly secular' France, as we speak...

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Posted by Surya Gayatri | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 08:17 AM (0 replies)

What do we know about Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of the A320 Germanwings?

http://www.lemonde.fr/europe/article/2015/03/26/que-sait-in-d-andreas-lubitz-le-copilote-de-l-a320-de-germanwings_4602058_3214.html

The co-pilot of the Airbus A320 that crashed into the Estrop massive between Digne-les-Bains and Barcelonnette Thursday, March 26, killing 150 people, is named as Andreas G. Lubitz, the Wall Street Journal reported , information confirmed by Brice Robin, the prosecutor from Marseilles during a press conference in Marignane Thursday noon. Aged 28, Lubitz resided in Montabaur Rhineland-Palatinate.

The co-pilot of Germanwings Airbus A320 , who is not listed on any terrorist watch list, deliberately operated the aircraft's controls to make it lose altitude, an action that can be likened to "a desire to destroy the aircraft, Robin stated to journalists. But he said they have at this stage of the investigation, "no evidence that argues for a terrorist attack."

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Several calls from the captain from outside the cockpit were recorded by the black box. The pilot was identified, in particular through the surveillance camera on the side of the door, but no response was received from his colleague, then in control of the aircraft. The prosecutor stated that the co-pilot can be heard breathing during the eight long minutes of descent before the crash.
Posted by Surya Gayatri | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:56 AM (15 replies)
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