European Publications Paris Match and Bild: “Cellphone Video Recovered at Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash Site Shows Last Seconds Inside Aircraft”

Two European publications — Paris Match and Bild — are reporting Tuesday that they have obtained video taken inside the plane in the seconds before Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps.

The cellphone video was found amid the wreckage by a source close to the investigation. Paris Match reported, “the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them.” Paris Match said cries of “My God” could be heard in several languages.

Neither publication had immediately published the video. Paris Match said the sounds in the video do appear to match the background sounds captured by the cockpit voice recorder.

Also Tuesday, Lufthansa — the parent company of Germanwings — is admitting that they new co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered severe depression. Lubitz told his flight school in 2009 that he had suffered a “serious episode of severe depression,” airlines officials said Tuesday. A note was found in emails Andreas Lubitz sent to Lufthansa’s flight school when he returned to training.

“Thereafter the co-pilot received the medical certificate confirming his fitness to fly,” Lufthansa said in a statement.


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