By Euro Weekly News Media • 06 May 2015 • 16:51
INVESTIGATIONS suggest Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz rehearsed a plan to crash the Airbus A320 in the French Alps on the inbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona the same day as the disaster.A preliminary report from the French agency BEA has stated that, while the pilot had seemingly left the cockpit, the 27-year-old co-pilot was asked by air traffic control to bring the plane down to 37,000 feet. Instead, he set the controls for 100 feet, the lowest setting possible, before raising the altitude again.The report findings showed Lubitz repeatedly set the altitude dial to 100 feet on five occasions within five minutes, all while alone in the cockpit.
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