Andreas Lubitz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Andreas Lubitz was the co-pilot of Germanwings flight 9525 who reportedly intentionally crashed the plane into the French Alps and killed all 150 people on board.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. He Was German: Lubitz, 28, was German national from Montabaur, Germany. Montabaur lies in the famous “Rhineland” region of Germany and lies about halfway between Cologne and Frankfurt.

2. He Joined Germanwings in 2013: Lubitz joined Germanwings in September 2013 and entered the company straight from flight school.

3. He Had Relatively Little Experience as a Commercial Pilot. Lubitz only had 630-hours logged as a co-pilot.

4. He Hijacked the Plane’s Controls:  Lubitz allegedly locked the pilot out of the cockpit when the pilot went to use the restroom. He then programmed the planes descent.


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