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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Germanwings

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# Two Years On
Father of pilot disputes claim his son deliberately downed Germanwings plane in Alps
Andreas Lubitz was co-pilot of the plane that crashed in the Alps on this day in 2015.
# year of horror
Families of Germanwings victims angered by parents' tribute to troubled co-pilot
The parents of Andreas Lubitz thanked friends and neighbours for their support in a notice published by a local paper.
# Tragedy
Doctor referred Germanwings co-pilot to psychiatric clinic two weeks before crash
French investigators have agreed that Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Flight 9525.
# Tragedies
More airline deaths due to deliberate acts than accidental crashes in 2015
There were eight accidental airline crashes last year – accounting for 161 passenger and crew deaths.
# andreas lubitz
Germanwings pilot saw 41 doctors in 5 years and feared going blind
Medics he consulted did not reveal his mental struggles due to doctor-patient privilege.
# Germanwings
It's taken more than two months for the bodies of Germanwings crash victims to get home
A special flight operated by Lufthansa carried the remains of 44 Germans, among the 150 onboard when the jet crashed.
# automated
We might need to start seriously thinking about pilotless planes
It might not be too far off either.
# Memorial Service
Families of Germanwings crash victims told: 'You are not alone in these hours of loneliness'
A memorial service was held today in Germany.
# robot planes
'Hackers could use in-flight TVs to access cockpits'
A US government report warns against robotic control of planes.
# Airline Safety
Germanwings flight evacuated after bomb scare just before takeoff
The plane was about to fly from Germany to Italy.
# Germanwings
Woman allegedly claimed her relative died in Germanwings crash to get free flights
The woman also availed of counselling that was given to family members.
# Tea Party
'A deranged pilot flying his nation into the rocks' - Obama compared to Andreas Lubitz
Michele Bachman said the president’s deal with Iran has damned the souls of 300 million Americans.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
All of the news, none of the waiting.
# Germanwings
Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'
Autopilot was used to descend to an altitude of 30 metres.
# brave
Another Germanwings pilot has given a powerful speech to comfort passengers
There was an Irishman on board who has shared the story.
# Germanwings
Irish cinemagoers warned over film featuring eerily familiar plane crash
‘Wild Tales’ features a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane.
# alps crash
French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake
One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”.
# andreas lubitz
Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot's depression to investigators
It included correspondence to his flight training school.
# three generations
Gran, mum and daughter all called 'Emma' were killed in the Germanwings crash
The family were going on holiday to Manchester.
# spread the love
A pilot shared this heartwarming letter from passenger prompted by Germanwings tragedy
<3
# French Alps
Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies
Andreas Lubitz is understood to have had treatment “several years ago”.
# Disaster
The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.
# Flight 4U 9525
Captain shouted 'open the damn door' as jet plunged into Alps
It also emerged today that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, believed to have crashed the plane, sought treatment for problems with his sight.
# Flight 4U 9525
Germanwings crash pilot told ex-girlfriend 'everyone will know my name'
“One day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system…”
# Your Say
Poll: Has the Germanwings disaster made you nervous about flying?
A Germanwings pilot made an emotional speech to nervous passengers this week to reassure them.
# Captain
Germanwings pilot makes emotional speech in cabin to reassure passengers
The captain personally welcomed passengers onto the plane as they walked on and told them he would get them safely to their destination.
# Germanwings
"We haven't found a single body intact" - French Alps rescuers finding remains
Between 400 and 600 pieces of remains have been recovered.
# Stigma
Some people are talking sense about depression after Andreas Lubitz headlines
“Many of the greatest, most responsible people have been depressives.”
# flight 9525
Andreas Lubitz hid sick note on day of Alps plane crash
It has also emerged the plane’s captain may have used an axe in an attempt to re-enter the cockpit.
# Germanwings
Police search home of co-pilot who's believed to have crashed plane
French authorities believe 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz deliberately brought down the plane, killing all 150 people on board.
# Germanwings
Who was Andreas Lubitz?
And why did he do what he did? The 28-year-old was co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.
# news wrap
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
All of the news, none of the waiting.
# Germanwings
Video shows how cockpit door on crashed Germanwings plane works
Prosecutors believe that the co-pilot may have crashed the plane deliberately.
# Germanwings
Germanwings: One pilot 'locked out' of cockpit before crash
“You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”
# alps plane tragedy
Some data recovered - but as yet we don't have "the slightest explanation" for the crash
The plane, carrying 144 passengers, plunged for eight minutes before hitting the side of a mountain – with no survivors.
# flight 4U9525
'Crippled with sadness': Tributes as Germanwings crash victims are named
There were 150 people on board the plane when it crashed in the French Alps yesterday.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
AS IT HAPPENED
Scale of horror emerges as questions remain over Alps plane crash
All 150 people on board are feared dead.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about a plane crash in the Alps, the Graham Dwyer jury and a final (final) Irish Water deadline.