New Evidence Supports Theory That Lubitz Purposely Crashed Plane

April 3, 2015 8:29 PM

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There's new evidence today that the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight deliberately crashed it into the French Alps. Last week, the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the aircraft's captain had been locked out of the flight deck. Now a preliminary reading of the aircraft's flight data recorder confirms that the co-pilot set the controls for a rapid descent into the ground, killing all 150 people onboard. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports from Paris.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: It was the piece of evidence they'd been searching for - the flight data recorder, which gives the details of the plane's operating systems and records the movement of its controls, had been found. Search crews dug up the device, blackened and damaged, but still readable, ...

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