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Germanwings Flight 9525: Captain Tried to Break into Cockpit with Axe, Co-Pilot Hid Illness

Published: March 27, 2015; 15:00 · (Vindobona)

The latest reports prove that German Wings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending. German police have been searching the home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz and his parents. They found a ripped-up sick note showing that he tried to hide his illness from employer German Wings.

Andreas Lubitz inside the Airbus A320 Cockpit / Picture: © Wikipedia / Marcela

A Germanwings spokesman confirmed to Bild Zeitung that an axe would have been on board the flight as the tool belongs to the A320-safety-equipment. According to the recordings it can be assumed that Captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to smash down the cockpit door with the axe.

The French prosecutor said: "The intention was to destroy the plane. Death was instant. The plane…

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