Andreas Lubitz

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Andreas Lubitz
Andreas Günter Lubitz

(1987-12-18)18 December 1987
Died24 March 2015(2015-03-24) (aged 27)
OccupationPilot (First officer)
Known forGermanwings Flight 9525 (IATA-Code: 4U9525)

Andreas Günter Lubitz (18 December 1987[1] – 24 March 2015)[n 1] was a German pilot for the international airline Lufthansa. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, French and German authorities, as well as executives of Lufthansa, have issued statements that they believe that Lubitz intentionally crashed the Airbus A320 of Germanwings Flight 9525 (GWI18G & D-AIPX) into the French Alps, killing himself along with 149 others in a suicide on 24 March 2015.[2][3][4][5][6]

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  1. There is some disagreement in the sources as to the age of Lubitz. Some sources state that Lubitz was 28 years old, but the date of birth cited by The New York Times would indicate that he was 27 years old when he died.

References[change | change source]

  1. Fatal Descent of Germanwings Plane Was ‘Deliberate,’ French Authorities Say The New York Times, Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. "Alps Crash Co-Pilot 'Wanted To Destroy Plane'". SKY News. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. Clark, Nicola; Bilefsky, Dan (26 March 2015). "Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Airbus Jet, French Prosecutor Says". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  4. "Germanwings Plane Crash Investigation". The Guardian. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  5. "Germanwings Flight 4U9525: Co-pilot put plane into descent, prosecutor says". CBC News. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  6. Levs, Josh; Smith-Spark, Laura; Yan, Holly (26 March 2015). "Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot deliberately crashed plane, officials say". SFist. Retrieved 26 March 2015.