Search for Germanwings victims’ bodies ends

Search for Germanwings victims’ bodies ends

The French authorities say they have ended the search for bodies at the site where Germanwings flight 4U9525 crashed in the French Alps in southern France last week, killing all 150 people on board.

Victims will continue to be identified with analysis of the DNA found and debris will continue to be removed.

Both flight recorders from the flight were retrieved and analysed last week as specialists continue to piece together evidence surrounding the accident.

Recordings taken from the first ‘black box’, suggested co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had deliberately crashed the plane, with the loss of 150 lives.

Lubitz had a history of depression, had researched suicide and the mechanisms securing cabin doors.

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The plane had been on route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf when it came down in clear weather.

Meanwhile reports said the European Commission took issue with Germany’s aviation authority before the crash.