- Marseille prosecutor says the remains of all those on board Germanwings Flight 9525 have been identified
- The plane's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, is accused of having purposely slammed into the French Alps
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz
is accused of having deliberately put Germanwings Flight 9525 into a fatal descent on March 24, killing all 150 people on board.
Recovery workers tasked with gathering the human remains and fragments of plane debris scattered across a steep mountainside faced a challenging task
in treacherous conditions. Forensics workers used DNA testing to aid the identification process.
News that the remains of the 144 passengers and six crew on board could soon be returned home may come as a relief to their families and friends.
In the days after the tragedy, many traveled to the village of Le Vernet, the nearest accessible point to the crash site in the southern French Alps, to mourn their lost loved ones.
The Airbus A320 was returning to Dusseldorf, Germany, from Barcelona, Spain, when Lubitz apparently took advantage of the captain having left the cockpit to fly the plane into the mountainside.