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March 26, 2015

Prosecutor: Germanwings Crash was Deliberate

French prosecutor Brice Robin has claimed that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately crashed the plane in the French Alps, CBS News reports. Here is a look at the press conference updating the situation:

The plane crashed early Tuesday while en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. Approximately 150 passengers and crew were onboard. 

According to the Irish Times, after the plane's pilot left the cockpit, the co-pilot closed the door and initiated the descent. Robin ruled out the possibility of the co-pilot falling unconscious or initiating the descent accidentally, saying that this could only have been done voluntarily. 

“I believe this was a voluntary action,” Robin told the Irish Times. “If the co-pilot falls unconscious or his head hits the descent tool, it would at most only go a little bit. This took several turns.”

Robin said that there was "no indication" of terrorism. 

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