Webpage shows tribute to co-pilot of crashed Germanwing’s plane

While Facebook page the co-pilot from the Airbus A320 crash has been taken off the Internet, the flight club he was a member of shows black ribbon as tribute to Lubitz.

(INTERNET) – Within minutes of the confirmation of the identity of the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 people aboard the Facebook page of Andreas Lubitz was taken down.

Meanwhile, the flight school of which Lubitz was a member of paid tribute to him, displaying a black ribbon on its home page.

Lubitz is said to brought the A320 Airbus down deliberately, the Marseille prosecutor said on Thursday (March 26).

The German co-pilot was left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and operated a control that sent the plane into its final, fatal descent, the prosecutor told a news conference.

The French prosecutor said Lubitz was not known as a terrorist and there were no grounds to consider the crash as a terrorist incident. Recordings suggested passengers’ screams began just before the final impact, he said.

Germanwings has called the French prosecutor’s remarks “shocking”.

Earlier, a German state prosecutor had said that just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner was in the cockpit at the time it went down.

The statements came after the New York Times reported that “black box” recordings showed one of the pilots had left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane crashed.