French investigators revealed at a news conference on Thursday, that the co-pilot of Flight 9525 that crashed in the French Alps intentionally worked to crash the plane while passengers screamed in terror and the pilot banged on the cockpit door. This latest revelation comes from the cockpit voice recorder of Flight 9525 which suddenly began an eight minute descent before crashing into the mountains on Tuesday. Investigators are still searching for the data recorder.
Investigators are still in the dark about whether the co-pilot intentionally planned the crash beforehand. But the co-pilot, 28-year-old German nationalAndreas Lubitz, “took advantage” of a moment in which the pilot left the cockpit. Screaming could be heard on the audio recording only in the last few minutes, and death was instantaneous for those on board when the plane crashed. The lead prosecutor in the case has yet to call this incident a terrorist attack or a suicide. French prosecutor Brice Robin said the co-pilot was fully qualified to pilot the airplane on his own. His breathing appeared normal with no sign of a medical issue. He only had 100 hours of experience on this type of airplane.
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