Germanwings crash co-pilot Andreas Lubitz body parts 'traced': Report
Berlin, March 30: The remains of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed the GermanWings Airbus A320 into the Alps, killing all aboard, have reportedly been found, the media report claimed on Monday, March 30.
According to a report published in The Telegraph, Lubitz body parts have been found, the French authorities said. [DNA tests done on remains of 78 Germanwings crash victims]
His traces are believed to be found among the wreckage of the ill-fated flight, that was en route from Barcelona in Spain to Dusseldorf in Germany.
The investigation's chief forensic scientist confirmed that Lubitz's body was among those retrieved.
Over 600 body parts are said to be scattered all over the Alpine Valley, following the deadly crash.
Lubitz reportledy locked the pilot out of the cockpit and caused the plane to descend into the mountainside.
On Sunday, French investigators said that they have performed DNA tests on the remains of 78 out of the 150 victims of the Germanwings air crash on March 24.
Investigators said that the recovery of remains would not be finished for another 10 days and it would require more time to identify the remains.
Only when the laborious process is finished will the remains be handed over to the victims' relatives.
It is possible that investigating authorities will order additional analyses of the remains of the pilot and co-pilot, in keeping with the regular protocol in any air accident.
The prosecution of Germany's Dusseldorf city announced on Friday that Lubitz had a medical leave note for the day of the flight, which he hid from the company.