Germanwings co-pilot researched ‘suicide’ and ‘cockpit doors’ days before crash

All 150 people onboard the Barcelona-Dusseldorf flight died in the crash

LAST UPDATED: 3 Apr, 2015 @ 15:39
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PlaneCrashTHE co-pilot who crashed a Germanwings flight from Barcelona-Dusseldorf into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, had researched suicide techniques only days before.

Prosecutors claim that Andreas Lubitz had been searching the Internet in the days immediately before for information about how to commit suicide and the security measures for cockpit doors.

The information was found on an iPad recovered at Lubitz’s apartment in Dusseldorf.

“During this time, the user was searching for medical treatments, as well as informing himself about ways and possibilities of killing himself,” prosecutors said.

“On at least one day, the person concerned also spent several minutes looking up search terms about cockpit doors and their safety measures.”

Yesterday investigators in France reported finding the second black box from the March 24 crash.

It is hoped it will uncover the final moments before the plane went down.



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