Todd DeFeo

Germanwings co-pilot may have intentionally destroyed plane

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.”

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