The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a “serious depressive episode” six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.
The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside “intentionally” sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.
The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route.
A Russian UTair passenger plane which requested an emergency landing at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport has landed safely, a Russia aviation industry source said on Wednesday.
The Foreign Ministry has confirmed reports that a 39-year-old Israeli citizen was on the Germanwings Airbus A320 airliner that crashed in the French Alps between Barcelonnette and Digne on Tuesday.
Paris – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says a black box has been located at the site in the French Alps where a plane crashed while traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.
An Airbus 320 flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in southern France, Reuters reports.