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Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz researched ways to die

Published 03/04/2015

Andreas Lubitz
Andreas Lubitz

German prosecutors say the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before the plane crashed last week.

Dusseldorf prosecutors said investigators found a tablet computer at Andreas Lubitz's apartment and said they were able to reconstruct searches from March 16 to March 23.

Investigators believe the 27-year-old locked his captain out of the A320's cockpit on March 24 and deliberately crashed the plane.

All 150 on board died.

Prosecutors' spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said that search terms included medical treatment and suicide methods.

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