Crash pilot ‘accelerated descent’

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Published: Friday 3rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight repeatedly accelerated the plane as he used the automatic pilot to descend the A320 into the Alps, according to French air accident investigators.

The BEA agency said today that investigators have begun studying the black box data recorder from the plane which was found at the crash site yesterday.

It says an initial reading of the recorder shows that the pilot used the automatic pilot to put the plane into a descent and then repeatedly during the descent adjusted the automatic pilot to speed up the plane.

Based on recordings from the black box voice recorder, investigators say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally crashed the plane. All 150 people aboard were killed.

Published: Friday 3rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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