Andreas Lubitz rehearsed his plan to crash a Germanwings flight into the French Alps, killing 150 people, a report claims.
German newspaper Bild cites sources close to the investigation into the tragedy as saying co-pilot Lubitz, 27, practised reducing flight altitude on the plane on its outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona on the same day as the actual crash.
According to the sources, an interim report from France’s investigating agency is due to be published shortly and will refer to a “controlled descent that lasted for minutes and for which there was no aeronautical justification”.
Lufthansa, the owner of Germanwings, has refused to comment, saying the investigation is ongoing.
The co-pilot was known to have suffered from severe depression and had looked up ways of committing suicide in the days before the crash.
Source: Sky News

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