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France: Workers continue Germanwings crash site recovery operation01:22

France: Workers continue Germanwings crash site recovery operation

France, Near Seyne-Les-Alpes
April 4, 2015 at 04:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Footage released by the French Interior Ministry of the Germanwings flight 4U 9252 crash site near the French village of Seyne-Les-Alpes, Friday, shows rescue and excavation teams working to continue the search and recovery operation. Equipment including excavators and bulldozers are now at the scene to assist with the operation. Wreckage from the plane remains strewn over the mountainous area and rescue workers can be seen sifting through the debris and collecting evidence on foot.

Search teams discovered the second black box at the site on Thursday, with investigators reporting that it proves that the plane's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately accelerated the plane's descent. Investigators also confirmed isolating 150 DNA profiles from the 2,000 samples collected at the site. Authorities also reported finding over 470 personal belongings including 40 mobile phones.

The Airbus A320 crashed into a mountainside while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf with 144 passengers and six crew members on board, on Tuesday March 24. All 150 people on board died in the crash.

Video courtesy of French Interior Ministry

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Footage released by the French Interior Ministry of the Germanwings flight 4U 9252 crash site near the French village of Seyne-Les-Alpes, Friday, shows rescue and excavation teams working to continue the search and recovery operation. Equipment including excavators and bulldozers are now at the scene to assist with the operation. Wreckage from the plane remains strewn over the mountainous area and rescue workers can be seen sifting through the debris and collecting evidence on foot.

Search teams discovered the second black box at the site on Thursday, with investigators reporting that it proves that the plane's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately accelerated the plane's descent. Investigators also confirmed isolating 150 DNA profiles from the 2,000 samples collected at the site. Authorities also reported finding over 470 personal belongings including 40 mobile phones.

The Airbus A320 crashed into a mountainside while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf with 144 passengers and six crew members on board, on Tuesday March 24. All 150 people on board died in the crash.

Video courtesy of French Interior Ministry

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