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Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says
Germanwings crash copilot tried descent on earlier flight, report says

The copilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings passenger plane, killing all 150 people on board, practiced adjusting the aircraft’s altitude downward on its outbound flight the same day, according to French accident investigators. As the plane started its descent into Barcelona, Spain, on March 24, copilot Andreas Lubitz set its altitude to 100 feet on five occasions over about four minutes while alone in the cockpit, an interim report into the later crash revealed on Wednesday. Lubitz then returned the Airbus A320's settings to the correct altitude before the captain returned to the flight deck, according to France’s air accident investigation bureau, the...

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