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Germanwings plane crash: French prosecutors consider manslaughter charges

  • Prosecutors in France have started a preliminary probe into whether or not manslaughter charges ought to be brought over the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash that killed 150 people.

    However, it is not clear who could possibly be charged.

    The prosecutor said that there was no doubt that Andreas Lubitz, the 27-year-old co-pilot, intentionally crashed the passenger aircraft into the French Alps.

    Lufthansa has previously acknowledged that it was aware that Lubitz, who died in the crash, had suffered from a bout of severe depression in 2009.

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