FRANCE-CRASH/MORNING Search operations continue in French Alps after Germanwings crashRecord ID: 383608
- Title: FRANCE-CRASH/MORNING Search operations continue in French Alps after Germanwings crash
- Date: 31st March 2015
- Summary: SEYNE-LES-ALPES, FRANCE (MARCH 31, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MOUNTAINS AND CLOUDS FIRE TRUCK DRIVING PAST VILLAGE RESCUERS WALKING TO TRUCKS VARIOUS OF RESCUERS GETTING IN TRUCKS VARIOUS OF TRUCKS DRIVING TO CRASH SITE OLD CASTLE VILLAGE
- Reuters ID: LVACR70EMSM6O628G9X93MIWHONC
- Location: France
- Country: France
- Duration: 00:01:48
- Topics: General
- Story Text: Search operations in the small French Alpine village of Seyne-les-Alpes, near the Germanwings crash site, continued on Tuesday (March 31) morning.
Three military all-terrain vehicles left the village's helipad in the early morning carrying investigators and specialized mountain emergency personnel, who will continue to comb the remote site of the crashed Airbus A320 for bodies and the second black box flight recorder.
Whilst the first, detailing conversations between the aircraft's two pilots described as "laconic" by French investigators, has already been found, the second is still unaccounted for.
Two German helicopters were expected to fly to the crash site Tuesday but were unable to due to strong winds, a military spokesman said.
All 150 people on board the Germanwings flight died after 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the cockpit door, took control of the Airbus A320 and veered it into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday (March 24).
German prosecutors said on Friday (March 27) documents seized at Lubitz's home indicated that he had an existing medical condition and that he had hidden it from employers.
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