Prosecutors close Germanwings investigation

Ruling finds “no reason to prosecute any living person”
German prosecutors have closed an investigation into the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps almost two years ago, ruling that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was solely responsible.
Lubitz, 27, deliberately crashed the plane, killing everyone on board. Düsseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said that authorities had found “no reason to prosecute any living person”.
The co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and brought down Flight 9525 on March 24, 2015, killing all 150 passengers and crew. It was later revealed he had been suffering from suicidal tendencies.
Lawyers representing the families of some victims insist Lubitz should have been more closely monitored and not been allowed to fly. The tragedy has led to new rules on the screening and monitoring of pilots.
But prosecutors found no fault on the part of the airline, its parent company Lufthansa, the German aviation authorities or Lubitz’s doctors.
DPA / DW

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