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Germanwings Plane: Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed It — Press Conference

Thu, March 26, 2015 10:17am EDT by Avery Thompson 14 Comments

Investigators have just revealed that they believe the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane crashed the aircraft into the French Alps after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. has all the details straight from the press conference.

How shocking. Brice Robin, the prosecutor of Marseille, France, revealed in a press conference on March 26 that he believes the Germanwings co-pilot — identified as Andreas Lubitz — deliberately attempted to “destroy the aircraft.” Andreas locked his co-pilot out of the cockpit before the plane crashed into the French Alps, the prosecutor said.

Germanwings Plane Crash: Co-Pilot Wanted To ‘Destroy The Aircraft’

UPDATE: Following Brice’s press conference, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr held a press conference regarding the Germanwings plane crash. Co-pilot Andreas had passed all flight and medical examinations and was “100% fit to fly.” However, he had “interrupted” his training for several months before completing it, but that is not unusual.

Carsten said that Lufthansa does “not have any clues” about why Andreas crashed the plane.

There was a “deliberate attempt to destroy the aircraft,” prosecutor Brice said in a press conference on March 26. The co-pilot believed to be behind the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash has been identified as Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German citizen.

However, Brice said there was nothing to suggest that the crash was a terrorist attack. Andreas was not on a terror list and had over 630 hours of flight time. The crash is also not being called a suicide attempt.

“The interpretation that for us, investigators, is the most plausible is that the co-pilot, through a deliberate omission, refused to open the door of the cockpit to the captain and activated the loss of altitude button for a reason that we are totally unaware of, but that can be interpreted as an intention to destroy this aircraft,” Brice said at the press conference.

Germanwings Plane Crash: ‘Absolute Silence’ In The Cockpit

The rapid descent could only have been a “voluntary action.” Andreas was breathing normally in the moments leading up to the crash. There was “absolute silence inside the cockpit,” Brice said. “Nothing, no word during the last 10 minutes.”

Devastatingly, the passengers cries could be heard before impact. “The death would have been sudden, immediate,” the prosecutor said.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the Germanwings plane crash. will keep you updated on the latest concerning the Germanwings plane crash.

— Avery Thompson