Pilot Andreas Lubitz Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

March 26, 2015 12:49 PM

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Pilot Andreas Lubitz Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor.

The pilot was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, could be heard breathing throughout the plane’s descent and was alive at the point of impact,...

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