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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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Germanwings co-pilot named as Andreas Lubitz

The co-pilot who appeared to want to deliberately destroy the Alps crash Germanwings plane was called Andreas Lubitz, French authorities said.

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the flight that crashed killing all on board. Credit: Facebook.

The prosecutor said Lubitz was 28 years old. He joined Germanwings in September 2013, directly after training, and had flown 630 hours.

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the co-pilot was alone at the controls and "intentionally" sent the plane into a doomed descent, after refusing to open the door to the captain.

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