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May 7, 2015 12:12 PM

EU orders review of cockpit safety after Germanwings crash

The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) The European Union is setting up a task force to review cockpit safety and recommend possible measures in response to a Germanwings co-pilot crashing an airliner into a mountain in March.

EU spokesman Jakub Adamowicz said Thursday the task force will focus on cockpit locking systems, cockpit entry procedures and medical supervision of pilots.

He says that "if the task force submits concrete proposals to us, the (EU) Commission will put them in place at European level."

The task force will be organized by the European Aviation Safety Agency and will include representatives from industry, pilots and regulators.

Questions remain over why Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 killing all 150 people on board.


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