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Aviation expert says changes need to be made after crash

An industry expert has told ITV News it isn't safe to leave just one person in a cockpit - and changes could be made immediately.

Many airlines already offer pilots and co-pilots psychological testing - but Andreas Lubitz faced only medical checks.

ITV News Business Editor, Joel Hills, has been looking at what happens now.


Passengers' screams heard seconds before Alps crash

Prosecutors say the French Alps plane crash was no accident and that it was crashed deliberately into the mountains.

They say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the cockpit door from the inside, refused to let his captain in, and turned the plane towards the mountains.

The black box recorded his every breath as passengers' screams were ignored.


CPS: Secret terror trials cost £211,000

Two trials heard largely in secret - and which saw a law student accused of terror offences was acquitted at the Old Bailey - cost £211,000, the Crown Prosecution Services told ITV News.

Erol Incedal, 27, was accused of plotting a Mumbai-style terror atrocity in London. Credit: PA

A CPS spokesperson said: “This case touched on important issues which related to national security. It was absolutely right to put the evidence before a jury. We respect the verdict of the jury and are satisfied that the defendant was able to have a fair trial.

“Some evidence has already been made public as it was dealt with in open court. We are working to identify evidence heard during the closed proceedings which could be placed in the public domain. The extent to which further evidence can go into the public domain will ultimately be a decision for the judge.”

IPCC: 'Neglect' and 'corruption' allegations against police

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said allegations against police range from 'neglect of duty' to suggestions of 'corrupt relationships between police officers and offenders' amid its investigation of South Yorkshire Police's handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

IPCC: 'Neglect' and 'corruption' allegations against police. Credit: PA

The IPCC statement said: "Work to establish the identity of the unknown officers and to identify any links between the different complaints and incidents is ongoing.

"The allegations range from neglect of duty by failing to adequately investigate on the basis of intelligence or to deal with incidents appropriately, inappropriate comments and suggestions of corrupt relationships between police officers and offenders."

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