In a news conference given by Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, reporters were told that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane had intentionally crashed the Airbus A320 into the Alps.
The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz was 28 and a German national.
Sky News reported that:
Mr Robin said it appears the co-pilot, who was a German national and who had never been flagged as a terrorist, appeared to want to “destroy the plane”.
Please click the link below for the Press Association video of the news conference from Marseilles.