BERLIN Two several years to the day following the Germanwings crash in southern France, the father of the plane’s pilot in-depth his uncertainties that his son intentionally introduced down the plane to commit suicide and said he was looking for the truth of the matter about what happened.
“In the six several years ahead of the crash, we saw our son as a lifestyle-affirming and cheerful human being. At the time of the crash, our son was not suicidal,” Guenter Lubitz advised journalists in a news convention on Friday.
Investigators have concluded that his son, co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, locked the captain out of the cockpit and intentionally flew the Germanwings A320 jet into a French mountainside on March 24, 2015 on a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, killing all one hundred fifty men and women on board.
Prosecutors have said Lubitz was struggling from a psychological ailment with psychotic indications that led to suicidal views but that he had concealed his illness from his employer, element of the Lufthansa team.
As the households of the crash victims and Lufthansa’s Chief Government Carsten Spohr paid out their respects at the crash website in France on Friday, the pilot’s father and an aviation journalist he employed to assist sift by means of investigators’ files said there was no conclusive evidence dispelling his uncertainties above what had happened.
The journalist, Tim van Beveren, said there was no evidence exhibiting why the other pilot was unable to get back into the cockpit, that turbulence may have compelled Lubitz to fly at reduce altitudes and it has not been tested that Lubitz was mindful during the descent.
He said he did not have an alternate idea as to what caused the crash but said even more investigation was needed.
Lubitz, who spoke to the media for the to start with time considering the fact that the crash this week, said it had hit him and his household hard that prosecutors declared in times of the crash that his son had introduced down the aircraft on reason.
“We had to live with the truth that he was portrayed as a mass murderer in the media,” he said as he tackled journalists, dressed in a dim match and tie.
Requested regardless of whether he thought his son was harmless, he said: “We are seeking for the truth of the matter.”
Lufthansa said earlier this week there was no motive to doubt the conclusions of the investigators.
German prosecutors made a decision earlier this year that no person other than Lubitz could be held accountable for the crash and repeated that stance this week.
Duesseldorf-primarily based prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said he saw no motive for the prosecution to resume its investigation.
“The crash happened because of to the deliberate actions of the co-pilot, likely with suicidal intent. There is not enough precise evidence of any other cause of the crash, and none is foreseeable,” he advised Reuters forward of Friday’s news convention.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan and Klaus Lauer Enhancing by Toby Davis)