EU was looking into airline regulations before Alps crash

April 8, 2015 6:04 PM

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European Union authorities were looking into German airline safety procedures on "a number of issues" well ahead of the March 24 Germanwings crash after a standard inspection by its aviation safety agency questioned some procedures, an official told The Associated Press Wednesday.

The EU Commission official, who asked not be named because of the sensitivity of the situation, said the issues included health checks of pilots but could not elaborate.

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