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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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Lufthansa boss says past hours 'darkest in 60-year history'

The CEO of Lufthansa is holding a press conference on the Alps plane crash.

Carsten Spohr said the last few hours have been the darkest in the company's 60-year history.

Mr Spohr has described the "emotional and difficult" meeting with bereaved families of the victims in Barcelona.

He said families will be flown to Marseilles tomorrow so that they can visit the crash site.

Mr Spohr - a former pilot himself - said the plane was in perfect condition and he can't understand how the crash happened with two experienced pilots.

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