Before Last Flight, Germanwings Pilot Researched Cockpit Doors on His iPad

A man mourns by a memorial of flowers and candles in front of the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium secondary school in Haltern am See, western Germany on April 1, 2015, from where some of the Germanwings plane crash victims came. A church service will take place in the small western German town of Haltern to remember 16 pupils and two teachers from the same school who were killed in the Germanwings air disaster as they returned from an exchange trip to Barcelona. AFP PHOTO / SASCHA SCHUERMANN (Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)
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While searching the apartment of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, investigators found an iPad. The browser history showed that Lubitz had been researching the safety measures used for cockpit doors and looking for information on how to commit suicide in the week before the crash. Prosecutors did not reveal specific search terms, and said that “based on the amount of documents and electronic data, no further results are expected in the coming days.” Police took two moving boxes’ and several plastic bags’ worth of stuff from the apartment. Investigators in France announced today that the second black box has also been found at the crash site. 

Germanwings Pilot Researched Cockpit Doors