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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 · (FriedlNews)

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 hit the mountain range at 700 km/h (430 mph). I don’t think that the passengers realised what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear the screams in the final seconds."

Yesterday it has already been confirmed, that suicide and mass murder by the co-pilot explains the deaths of 150 people aboard Germanwings flight 9525 from Barcelona to Düsseldorf.

There is clear evidence that 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately locked the pilot out of the cockpit and then began with the Airbus A320 a constant, unauthorized and deadly descent.

Brice Robin, the public prosecutor from Marseille told a press conference that the first officer had locked the captain out of the cockpit and set the controls of the Airbus for a rapid descent and the eventual crash into the French Alps.

The New York Times and AFP reported from a source on the investigation team that the cockpit voice recording of Germanwings Flight 9525 revealed that one of the pilots had been locked out of the cockpit and had been trying to break down the door.