German crash co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit doors

April 2, 2015 7:47 PM

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Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spent time online researching suicide methods and cockpit door security in the week before crashing Flight 9525, prosecutors said Thursday — the first evidence that it may have been a premeditated act.

As the browsing history on a tablet computer found at Lubitz's apartment added a disturbing new piece to the puzzle of the March 24 crash that killed all 150 on board, French investigators said they had recovered the Airbus A320's flight data recorder — another step toward completing the picture.

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