LONDON – Data from the flight data recorder recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 show that the co-pilot modified the aircraft’s speed after programming it to fly into the ground, aviation accident investigators have confirmed. A team from French accident investigation agency BEA says that the initial readouts from the FDR, discovered in the wreckage of the crashed Airbus A320 on April 2, indicate that the pilot present in the cockpit at the time “used the ...


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