- Title: FRANCE-CRASH/PROSECUTOR Duesseldorf prosecutor visits France crash scene
- Date: 31st March 2015
- Summary: LE VERNET, FRANCE (MARCH 31, 2015) (REUTERS) MEMORIAL FOR PLANE CRASH VICTIMS / MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND GERMAN FLAG WITH FLOWERS AND PHOTOS AT MEMORIAL DUESSELDORF PROSECUTOR, CHRISTOPH KUMPA, GETTING INTO CAR CAR DRIVING AWAY VARIOUS OF FLOWERS AND PHOTOS AT MEMORIAL
- Reuters ID: LVAEQ6U2Z4LNU7NU42KS9LJK19W
- Location: France
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:01:25
- Topics: General
- Story Text: Duesseldorf state prosecutor Christoph Kumpa arrived in the French Alps village of Le Vernet on Tuesday (March 31), a week after a plane crash that left 150 dead.
Kumpa visited a memorial located a few kilometers from the crash site where relatives of the victims have been laying flowers.
Kumpa announced on Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane last week, had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies.
He added that since then, he had not shown any signs of suicidal behaviour or aggressive tendencies towards others in visits to doctors.
French President Francois Hollande said earlier on Tuesday that all 150 victims of the crash would be identified by the end of the week.
The announcement was at odds with a statement by the head of the French police forensics team, who said it would take two to four months to identify the victims and that there was no certainty all would be identified because of the high speed at which the plane crashed.
The head of the French Gendarmerie's criminal research Institute, Colonel Francois Daoust, told reporters that some 400 samples from body parts taken from the crash had allowed police to identify 78 different DNA profiles so far, but no identifications had been made as yet.
The plane's second flight recorder, which contains flight data, has not yet been found.
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