The co-pilot of a Germanwings plane that crashed Tuesday in southern France may have intentionally doomed the flight, according to many news accounts.
France 24 quoted Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin as saying a cockpit recording reveals the pilot left the cockpit moments before the place crashed. He was unable to reenter.
“Then we hear the pilot ask the co-pilot to take the controls and a seat being pulled back and a door closing. We can assume he left to answer nature’s call,” Robin said, according to France 24. “The co-pilot is left alone at the controls. We hear several calls from the pilot asking for entry into the cockpit. There is no response from the co-pilot.”