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  • PARIS— Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27- year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. "We have no idea of the reason," Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said, revealing the chilling conclusions...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • *Co-pilot locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the flight went down.

  • BBVA puts rescue plan for India's Sahara in doubt Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:51 PM ET

    A rescue plan for India's Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday, when Spanish bank BBVA SA denied offering a credit line to the bank.

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy traveled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Investigators have extracted cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps and expect to have a read-out of their content within days, an official said on Wednesday. The casing of a second black box has been found but not the box...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims. Spain's Mariano Rajoy later...

  • Hollande, Merkel arrive in Alps for crash victims homage Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:28 AM ET

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international homage to the 150 victims. Spain's Mariano Rajoy joined them in the village of Seyne-les-Alpes, where...

  • Lufthansa CEO: "safety in aviation not a given" Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    BERLIN, March 25- Safety in aviation is not a given, the chief executive of Lufthansa said, a day after a plane operated by its Germanwings unit crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 onboard. "Visiting the crash site I was, in a shocking moment, made aware of a fact that all of us know so well- safety in aviation is not a given," Carsten Spohr said in a video message...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Lufthansa said on Wednesday it could not explain why its Germanwings Airbus had crashed into an Alpine ravine killing all 150 on board as investigators tried to discover what had caused the worst air disaster in France in 15 years. "It is inexplicable this could happen to a...

  • Germanwings pilot locked out of cockpit before crash Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    A black box from the Germanwings crash in this photo released March 25, 2015 by the BEA, France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (Air Accident Investigator).

    Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit of the Germanwings flight and was unable to get back in before the plane crashed.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Executives, pilots and employees of German airline Lufthansa held a moment of silence on Wednesday for the 150 people who died aboard Flight 9525, operated by the company's low-cost unit Germanwings. The Airbus A320 crashed Tuesday in the Alps in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Duesseldorf, Germany.

  • *BBVA says has not provided credit line, as Sahara said in court. MADRID/ MUMBAI, March 25- A rescue plan for India's Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday, when Spanish bank BBVA SA denied offering a credit line to the bank, scuppering the conglomerate's claims it would use it to help secure bail for its jailed boss. Sahara, once one of the country's most...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain to visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's...

  • MADRID, March 25- Spain's BBVA SA denied having any credit exposure to Indian conglomerate Sahara, just days after the group told a court it had a line of credit from the bank to secure bail for its jailed boss. On Monday, India's Supreme Court gave Sahara three more months to raise bail after the company told the court it had received a line of credit worth 900 million...

  • SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France— French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on board. The orange cockpit voice recorder— dented, twisted and scarred by the impact— is...

  • Lopez-Belio's husband, Pawel Pracz of Manchester, England, said his wife and son had traveled to Spain for a family funeral. He was with family in Manchester, and in close contact with family in Spain. He was flying back to Britain via Dusseldorf to meet with his mother.

  • Germanwings crash; black box found; 150 dead Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:54 AM ET
    A rescue helicopter from the French Securite Civile flies over the French Alps during a rescue operation after the crash of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015.

    A representative for the German airline said there were 144 passengers, including 2 babies and a school party of 16 and 6 crew members.