Germanwings plane crash: 40-minute countdown to horror

March 30, 2015 11:11 AM

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The co-pilot of the Germanwings airplane locked himself inside the cockpit and intentionally made the plane rapidly descend in order to destroy it, French investigators revealed.

Investigators say they have no reason to believe the incident was a terrorist act. But they are at a loss to explain why co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 28, decided to take his own life and that of 149 other passengers and crew on-board Airbus A320 by crashing it into an Alpine ravine on Tuesday.

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