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Lufthansa 'under no obligation' to report co-pilot's condition

Lufthansa has indicated that it was under no obligation to report the fact that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has suffered from depression to Germany's national aviation authority.

Analysis of a second black box confirmed Lubitz deliberately crashed Flight 4U 9525 into the French Alps, investigators said.

The data indicated that the pilot modified automatic settings to increase the speed of the plane as it descended, France BEA said.

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Angela Merkel to travel to Germanwings crash site

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will travel to the crash site of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 tomorrow.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Credit: RTV

She said the incident - which is feared to have left 150 people dead - had plunged Germany, France and Spain into "deep mourning".

Merkel said all three countries would work together to establish the cause of the crash.

"I will travel there tomorrow to get my own impression and to speak with local officials," she told reporters.

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