Airbus A320 crashes in S. France, 150 on board
EDITOR'S NOTE

An Airbus A320 plane of the German low-cost airline Germanwings with 150 people on board crashed on Tuesday in southern France, French authorities confirmed. The Airbus A320 operated by Lufthansa's budget airline Germanwings crashed in the southern French Alps while flying from Spain's Barcelona to Germany's Duesseldorf.

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Lufthansa CEO under scrutiny over co-pilot history

The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings travelled to the scene of the crash on Wednesday, to pay their respects. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr is under intense pressure, after the airline admitted knowing about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's history of depression. But Spohr says his main concern right now is helping the relatives of the victims.

German forensic experts assist identification work at plane crash scene

German forensic investigators have arrived at the scene of the French Alps plane crash, to help their French colleagues identify the victims.

Airline CEOs visit French Alps memorial site

Lufthansa and Germanwings CEOs, Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann, have traveled to the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps. On Wednesday, they laid a wreath at the memorial in the village of Le Vernet to pay their respects to the 150 dead.

Lufthansa says it knew about co-pilot's past depression

Germany's air carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday that the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 had informed the airline's pilot training school about his depression.

Search continues in the French Alps on foot in bad weather

Investigators have been forced to resume the recovery operation in the French Alps on foot as bad weather kept helicopters grounded on Monday.

Crossover: German prosecutors to clarify co-pilot's mental condition

Our correspondent Guy Henderson has been covering the developments in the investigation into the crash.

Strict testing, training plan for Lufthansa pilots

The crash in the Alps has initiated discussion on the manner of training and selection of commercial pilots, particularly with regard to psychological screening. Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, has a rigorous programme in place for its trainee pilots.

Pilot audio leaked to German newspaper

German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, has published details of a leaked cockpit voice recording from Flight 9525, which captures the moments leading up to the plane's descent and crash.

Remains of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's found

Forensic teams working at the crash site have recovered the body of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately crashing the flight last Tuesday.

France's interior ministry releases search footage

France's interior ministry has released footage of the ongoing search mission for the second Germanwings 'black box' and passenger DNA samples.

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

DNA from 78 Germanwings crash victims found

Global media analyse co-pilot's past

Investigators into this week's Alps plane crash have told German media they found medication for a mental illness at the co-pilot's apartment.

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Following German airlines, more European airways adopt two-person cockpit rule after Germanwings crash

As German airlines have decided to introduce new cockpit rules after the Germanwings plane crash, more European airlines followed suit to enhance safety of their flights.

Spotlight: Germany shocked, angered when co-pilot found 'deliberately' crashes Germanwings plane

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 reached an unexpected and mysterious turning point on Thursday as an audio recording from the plane's black box revealed that the German co-pilot deliberately crashed the aircraft into the southern French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit.

Number of Spanish victims of Germanwings plane crash revised to 50

The number of Spanish victims who died in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash was revised by the Spanish government on Thursday to 50.

Germanwings' first officer appears deliberately to refuse opening cockpit door: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 appears deliberately to refuse opening the cockpit door for the captain, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer, German, 28 years of age: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 is Andreas Lubitz, 28 years of age, of German nationality, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Action of Germanwings' first officer "can be analyzed as his intention to destroy the aircraft": prosecutor

The action of the first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 "can be analyzed as his intention to destroy the aircraft", said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer, German, 28 years of age: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 is Andreas Lubitz, 28 years of age, of German nationality, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer alive till last moment before crash: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 was alive till the last moment before the crash, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer appears deliberately to refuse opening cockpit door: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 appears deliberately to refuse opening the cockpit door for the captain, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320 with air traffic control in last eight minutes: prosecutor

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320, either from the captain or the first officer, with air traffic control in its last eight minutes, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Number of Spanish victims of Germanwings plane crash revised to 50

The number of Spanish victims who died in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash was revised by the Spanish government on Thursday to 50.

At least 3 Britons die in Germanwings disaster

At least three British nationals died in the Germanwings disaster, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Wednesday.

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