article 27 March 2015 World, France
Three days that changed the face of flying
Germanwings: three days that changed the face of flying

At first it seemed a tragic accident, claiming 150 lives - but as the week drew on it emerged as something altogether more sinister. Channel 4 News looks back at how the Alpine crash unfolded.

article 27 March 2015 World, France
Andreas Lubitz: what did Lufthansa know about his state?

Torn up documents, including doctor's notes consenting time off work dated for the day of the French Alps disaster, have been found at the home of Andreas Lubitz, German prosecutors say.

article 26 March 2015 France
Germanwings crash: co-pilot 'wanted to destroy the plane'

Police start searching properties in Dusseldorf after French authorities describe how Andreas Lubitz "refused to open" the cockpit door of the Airbus A320 and accelerated its descent "intentionally".

article 26 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings: why didn't aviation rules prevent this crash?

Reports that a pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus 320 in the French Alps throws the spotlight not only on aircraft security but also on flight-deck manning.

article 26 March 2015 World, France
Andreas Lubitz
Andreas Lubitz: what we know about Germanwings co-pilot

He was a 28-year-old with normal interests. Yet Andreas Lubitz sat, silent and alone, in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus during its fatal descent. What more do we know about him?

post 26 March 2015
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Mystery surrounds Germanwings plane that crashed in French Alps

Human activity - or inactivity - rather than technical failure emerges as the most likely cause of the Germanwings crash. Though none of this can be of any comfort to grieving families of the victims.

article 25 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings crash made you scared of flying? Don't be

The plane crash in the Alps, as well as MH370 and MH17 last year might make you think air travel is dangerous, but the chance of dying on a flight in the developed world is one in 14million.

article 25 March 2015 World, France
Mourners outside Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium (Getty)
Germanwings crash updates: what we know so far

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms at least three UK citizens were among the 150 people thought to have died when a passenger plane crashed in the Alps.

article 25 March 2015 World, France
Germanwings plane crash: 'Three Britons killed'

At least three British nationals were killed when a German Airbus crashed into an Alpine mountainside, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

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