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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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Aviation expert: Something caused plane to lose control

Something happened on board Germanwings Flight 4U9525 that caused a loss of control of the plane, aviation journalist Anthony Davis told ITV News.

"The issue is why an aeroplane that is one of the safest type in the world was cruising quite happily at 38,000 feet, and was then put into a rapid descent," he said.

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