Germanwings Crash: All 150 Victims Identified, Death Certificates Issued

Germanwings Crash: All 150 Victims Identified, Death Certificates Issued

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on May 20, 2015
A Germanwings airplane (Photo Credit: Premium Times)

All the 150 people who were killed in a Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in Tuesday, March 24, 2015 have been identified.

This development was confirmed by a prosecutor on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Marseilles, France.

He said the identifications were completed Friday, May 15, 2015 and death certificates had been issued for the victims.

It was alleged by investigators that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, crashed the  deliberately crashed the plane into a mountainside in southern France, killing himself and 149 others on board.

Experts have spent six weeks conducting DNA tests on the remains of the victims.

Marseille’s city prosecutor, Brice Robin, said, “The 150 death certificates can now be signed, as well as the 150 burial permits.”

The prosecutor said all information on the victims have been forwarded to Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, to return the remains to the victims’ families, BBC reports.

The flight was en route to Dusseldorf from Barcelona before the unfortunate incident struck.


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