Germanwings mum on reports the co-pilot intentionally crashed jet

According to reports, the pilot left the cockpit and couldn’t get back in. A French prosecutor says the co-pilot took the plane down. (Update)

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The chief prosecutor in the investigation of the Germanwings flight that crashed in southern France this week is laying blame on the co-pilot.

According to The New York Times, the prosecutor, Brice Robin, said “evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent.”

In response to those accusations, Germanwings released this statement on its website early Thursday:

There are media reports as to which one of the pilots supposedly has left the cockpit and was not able to get back in. We have not received any information from the authorities leading the investigation and therefore can neither confirm nor deny the reports of The New York Times. We are working on obtaining more information but will not participate in any kind of speculation. The investigation on what caused the accident falls to the responsible authorities.

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