French Investigators: Germanwings Pilot Tried Controlled Descent On Previous Flight

: In this file photo, investigators carry boxes from the apartment of Germanwings airliner jet co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps on March 24, 2015. On Wednesday, investigators revealed Lubitz tried a controlled descent on a previous flight that morning.

PARIS (AP) – French air accident investigators say that the co-pilot on Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on another flight that morning.

The BEA investigation agency said in a report Wednesday that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz repeatedly set the plane into a descent, then brought it back up again on a flight on the same A320 jet from Duesseldorf to Barcelona.

The report says the pilot appeared to have left the cockpit during that flight as well.

Prosecutors say Lubitz intentionally crashed the plane on its return flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on March 24, killing all 150 on board.

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