Prosecutor: Second pilot has deliberately destroyed the A320 airliner

26 march 2015 | 16:35

The second pilot did not let the captain back into the cockpit and deliberately destroyed the aircraft. 

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The A320 pilot did not let the captain back to the cockpit
Marseille's Prosecutor Brice Robin says the second pilot of A320 might have intentionally destroyed the aircraft.

This has been announced by The Guardian, citing Reuters.

"A German citizen stopped operating the A320 plane at his own will, after the captain had left the cockpit. Then, he refused to re-open the door and pushed the button that was fatal," – announced the Prosecutor at a live press conference.

As the Prosecutor clarified, co-pilot, 28-year-old German citizen, was named Andreas Ljubica. When the first pilot had gone to the toilet, Ljubica locked the cockpit and did not let him back. Judging by the recording, the co-pilot said nothing and breathed evenly during the crash.

Robin also said that the event has no signs of terrorist act. But, the Prosecutor avoided to answer a question of whether it had been a suicide.

Earlier, it was reported that the recordings of the "black boxes" from the Germanwings' airline plane, which crashed in the French Alps on March 24, confirm that one of the pilots left the cockpit and was unable to return to the work place after the plane had sharply went down.

As it was reported, the airliner A320 of Germanwings airlines, flying from Spain to Germany, crashed on Tuesday in southern France in a mountainous area. There were 144 passengers and six crew members on board.

Source: theguardian

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