• 2 April 2015
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Search teams have spent days scouring the crash site for the second flight recorder The second flight recorder from the Germanwings A320 jet that crashed in the French Alps last week has been found, the Marseille prosecutor said.
The voice recorder was found almost immediately at the site of the crash on 24 March.
Recordings taken from the first "black box" suggested co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had deliberately crashed the plane.
There were no survivors among the 150 people onboard the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.
In a separate development, German prosecutors have revealed that Lubitz had researched suicide methods and cockpit door security online.


Investigators found a tablet computer at his apartment and reconstructed his online search history in the week leading up to the disaster.
He had been deemed fit to fly by his employers at Germanwings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa.
Eight minutes

Details from the flight data recorder (FDR) are seen as vital to the investigation into the crash.
If its not too badly damaged, investigators will hope to yield technical information on the time of radio transmissions, the plane's acceleration, airspeed, altitude and direction.
Lubitz began the jet's descent at 10:31 (09:31 GMT) on 24 March, shortly after the A320 had made its final contact with air traffic control.
Little more than eight minutes later, it had crashed into a mountain near Seyne-les-Alpes.
The final minutes
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