Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Plane Crash

March 26, 2015 8:55 AM

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Germanwings Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Plane Crash

LONDON—One of the two pilots flying the Germanwings Airbus A320 jet that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday with 150 people on board left the cockpit just before the plane began its decent, according to a person familiar with evidence from the plane’s recovered black box.

The crew member appears to have been unable to re-enter because the door was locked, said the person, confirming earlier reports in the New York Times and elsewhere. The person asked not to be named because he isn’t authorized to speak about the investigation.

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