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GERMANWINGS PLANE CRASH

Co-pilot wanted 'to destroy the plane'

The co-pilot of the plane that crashed in the Alps intentionally sent the jet into its doomed descent.

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    AFP
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    AFP
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    Reuters
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    Associated Press
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    PA Sport Report
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    Reuters - UK Focus
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    Associated Press
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  • German exchange students who died on Germanwings flight pictured

    Sixteen children and two teachers from the same German school were among the 150 people who died when the plane crashed in a remote region of the French Alps on Tuesday morning.

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  • 'Chilling Revelations' Of Plane's Final Moments

    The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps intentionally sent the jet into its doomed descent. Here are the details of the Airbus A320's final moments that emerged at a news conference given by Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin.

    Sky News
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  • Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. Remi Jouty, the head of France's accident investigation bureau BEA, said Wednesday that it has yielded sounds and voices, but so far not the "slightest explanation" of why the plane crashed, killing all 150 on board.

    Associated Press