FRANCE-CRASH/MONTABAUR Tributes to crash victims outside church where co-pilot's mother believed to play organRecord ID: 383603
- Title: FRANCE-CRASH/MONTABAUR Tributes to crash victims outside church where co-pilot's mother believed to play organ
- Date: 30th March 2015
- Summary: MONTABAUR, GERMANY (MARCH 30, 2015) (REUTERS) MONTABAUR, THE HOMETOWN OF GERMANWINGS CO-PILOT ANDREAS LUBITZ MONTABAUR CASTLE CHURCH WHERE LUBITZ'S MOTHER IS BELIEVED TO HAVE PLAYED THE ORGAN WOODEN CROSS WITH NOTES OF CONDOLENCE PINNED TO IT SIGN READING (German) "WE REMEMBER THE VICTIMS. WE MOURN WITH THEIR LOVED ONES. WE PRAY FOR GOD'S SUPPORT". HAND-WRITTEN NOTE READING (German) "FATHER, WE GRIEVE FOR ALL THE VICTIMS AND THEIR LOVED ONES. COMFORT THEM ALL AND SHOW THEM YOUR PROTECTION, CLOSENESS AND LOVE" VARIOUS OF HAND-WRITTEN NOTES VARIOUS OF MEDIA OUTSIDE HOUSE BELIEVED TO BELONG TO LUBITZ'S PARENTS VARIOUS OF HOUSE BELIEVED TO BELONG TO LUBITZ'S PARENTS SIGN ABOVE DOORBELL WITH NAME "LUBITZ" WINDOWS WITH SHUTTERS DOWN HOUSE FLOWERS ON DOORSTEP FULL NEWSPAPER HOLDER POLICE CAR DRIVING PAST HOUSE VARIOUS OF LSC WESTERWALD GLIDING CLUB WHERE LUBITZ WAS A MEMBER
- Reuters ID: LVA3SD5V6V2M2NVAVS2COAQPF1T0
- Location: Germany
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:04
- Topics: General
- Story Text: The small German town of Montabaur was quiet on Monday (March 30) morning, four days after the town was rocked by the news that the son of a local family may have deliberately crashed a passenger jet, killing 150 people.
Outside the church where co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's mother is believed to have played the organ, notes of condolence had been pinned to a wooden cross in remembrance of the victims.
A bunch of flowers had been left on the front step of the local house believed to belong to Lubitz's parents, apparently empty with its shutters down and newspapers mounting in the delivery box as journalists continued to keep watch on the street outside.
There was little sign of activity at a local gliding club where Lubitz used to be a member.
There is still no known motive for why Lubitz would take the controls of the Airbus A320, lock the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute.
Lufthansa, the parent company of the budget airline, said the carrier was unaware of a psychosomatic or any other illness affecting Lubitz.
The airline was not expected to make any statements on camera on Monday but did announce a news conference in the French city of Marseille which would be closed to cameras and other recording equipment.
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