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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015


Passenger Plane's Co-Pilot
Deliberately Crashed Plane,
Killing all 150 Aboard


DIGNE-LES-BAIN, FRANCE [NMT] -- On Tuesday, March 24th, a Germanwings Airbus A320 plane carrying at least 150 people crashed Tuesday in the foothills of the Alps in southeastern France.

The flight traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany, was carrying 144 passengers and six crew members.

Audio from the mangled voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane.

The plane's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, is accused of intentionally setting the plane on its fatal descent. On Friday, German prosecutors said Lubitz had an illness that he kept secret from his employer.

Germanwings is a low-cost airline owned by the Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa has gradually been transferring many of its short-haul flights to Germanwings, (Full Story)

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