Keyword: Germanwings

French Alps plane crash: father of co-pilot refutes son's suicide

In the first public statement by a member of the family of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who German prosecutors found solely responsible for crashing his plane in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board in March 2015 because of a depressive condition, caused anger among victms' families by claiming a carbon monoxide leak in the cabin was the cause. 

Germanwings probe urges doctors inform on mentally unstable pilots

French probe into Alps crash caused by suicidal co-pilot advises doctors inform authorities when a patient's health is likely to affect public safety.

Pilot who crashed jet into French Alps was 'afraid to go blind'

In email to his doctor two weeks before the crash Andreas Lubitz said: 'I'm afraid to go blind and I can't get this possibility out of my head.'

France launches criminal investigation into Germanwings crash

Probe seeks to determine if co-pilot's mental state could have been detected by airline or others before the March 24 crash which claimed 150 lives.

Germanwings crash co-pilot 'set fast descent on earlier flight'

French crash report says Andreas Lubitz repeatedly set Spain-bound plane to drop to 100ft before slamming it into French Alps on return flight.

Cologne cathedral memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

More than 1,400 people, including Germany's chancellor and president, attended the service for the 150 people who died in the March 24th crash.

Germanwings plane crash: France halts search for bodies

Search for bodies from the crash site in the French Alps ends as families gather to mourn victims of the doomed passenger jet.

Second black box confirms Germanwings crash was deliberate

Its data reveals that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz used the automatic pilot to put the airplane on a descent towards an altitude of 100 feet.

Second black box found from French Alps plane crash

This box records technical flight data that could provide vital insights into the final moments of Flight 4U9525 before it crashed last week.

'Germanwings passenger video' is authentic, says French magazine

Paris Match describes ‘blurred and chaotic’ scenes in video said to show plane’s final moments but French police say story is false.

France and Germany show new unity

Shared sorrow over Germanwings plane crash has brought two countries closer together, as shown at inter-government meeting in Berlin.

Germanwings crash: DNA of 78 victims found

As search of crash site in Alps continues, French authorities announced they are building an access road to the remote spot to aid their task.

Alps crash co-pilot told a girlfriend: 'One day everyone will know my name'

Ex-girlfriend says Andreas Lubitz may have feared that health problems made his 'big dream of a job at Lufthansa, as captain' nearly impossible.

Germanwings co-pilot had 'serious depressive episode'

German newspaper Bild says Andreas Lubitz spent a total of one and a half years in psychiatric treatment and had interrupted his flight training.

Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane' says French prosecutor

Prosecutor Brice Robin says Andreas Lubitz, 28, refused to allow captain back into cockpit and 'intentionally' set plane on its doomed descent.