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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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Mother's tribute to 'kind, loving son' killed in Alps crash

The mother of Paul Andrew Bramley, who died in the Alps air disaster, has paid a loving tribute to the 28-year-old student, describing him as "her world".

Paul Andrew Bramley Credit: Family handout.

In a statement released by the Foreign Office, his mother Carole said:

Paul was a kind, caring and loving son. He was the best son, he was my world.

– Carole Bramley

Originally from Hull, Paul was studying hospitality and hotel management at Ceasar Ritz College in Lucerne and about to start an internship on 1 April.

Paul had just finished his first year at the college and had taken a few days holiday with friends in Barcelona, before flying back to the UK via Dusseldorf to meet his family, the Foreign Office said.

Paul’s father Philip Bramley, who still lives in Hull, said the family is deeply shocked and will miss him dearly.

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