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Airbus A320 crash in France: pilot ‘drops’ the plane on purpose

The pilot of the crashed A320 is accused of deliberate plane crash.

According to the French prosecutor Henry Samuel, the co-pilot of the aircraft crashed in the French Alps could reduce the height on purpose with an intent to destroy the aircraft, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Reuters.

"I can say that he let the aircraft to lose altitude on purpose. It's not like it was abnormal height, but he had no reason to do it, there was no reason not to let the captain in the cockpit and not explain the towermen why the aircraft was losing speed," said Henri.

Earlier, German prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said that in the cockpit of the crashed Airbus was only one pilot. "One was in the cockpit, and the other was not," said Kumpa.

It should be recalled that the accident occurred near the town of Prads-Haute-Bléone on March 24. However, residents say they did not see or hear the plane crash. It is known that there were 150 people aboard, six of them were the crew members. According to preliminary data, all of them died.

The wreckage scattered over an area of one hectare, the site of the crash lies at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. The rescuers are still working in the mountains.

The black box of the aircraft was found late in the evening on March 24, and promptly brought to Paris. According to preliminary information, the flight recorder was damaged due to strong ground impact.

According to Pekka Henttu, the head of the aviation department of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi, the Airbus A320 crash lasted eight minutes, while the pilots were unconscious for unknown reasons.