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Details of Germanwings copilot's life, death emerge; friends are shocked
Details of Germanwings copilot's life, death emerge; friends are shocked

The silence in the cockpit during the last eight minutes of doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 was broken only by the copilot's even breathing. Measured and controlled, the sound of breathing picked up by the cockpit voice recorder was enough for investigators of Tuesday's crash in the French Alps to conclude that Andreas Lubitz was conscious and deliberate in directing the Airbus A320 to divert from its cruising altitude into a sharp and fatal descent. Lubitz's employers, German and French authorities, his friends at a private flying club and his acquaintances and neighbors were speechless at the news that the 27-year-old who had exuded pride in his piloting job could have...

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