French Say Co-pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings 320(Updated)

French Say Co-pilot Deliberately Crashed Germanwings 320(Updated) »

A French prosecutor said Thursday that the copilot of a Germanwings Airbus 320 deliberately crashed the aircraft after the Captain was locked out of the cockpit. The New York Times reported Thursday that Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the A320's cockpit voice recorder indicated that copilot locked the pilot out and commanded the autopilot to descend. More

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