2015 Germanwings CrashAndreas LubitzGermanwings

Acelerated descent

3 Apr, 2015

Data from second black box of plane suggests that co-pilot Lubitz deliberately accelerated its descent. French BEA crash investigation agency:

The second flight recorder, recovered on Thursday, showed that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to put the airplane on a descent towards an altitude of 100ft (30m)…Then several times the pilot modified the automatic pilot settings to increase the speed of the airplane as it descended.

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