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Mystery of Germanwings Plane Crash Deepens as Focus on Co-Pilot Intensifies

27 Mar
Mystery of Germanwings Plane Crash Deepens as Focus on Co-Pilot Intensifies

TIME

Correction appended, March 26, 2015

The motives of the young co-pilot who officials believe slammed the Germanwings plane into a French mountainside on Tuesday remain a mystery more than two days later.

German authorities searched the Dusseldorf home of Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues as to why he might have piloted the aircraft into French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Five investigators went “through the apartment, looking for clues as to what the co-pilot’s motivation might have been,” the city’s police spokesman Markuz Diesczery said in televised comments, “if he did indeed bring the plane down.” Authorities were also seen removing bags from a residence believed to belong to his parents in Montabaur.

Earlier in the day, the French prosecutor investigating the deadly crash stunned relatives, officials and much of Europe, by telling reporters in an extraordinarily candid and chilling briefing that Lubitz apparently locked…

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