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    Rescue workers and investigators, seen in this picture made available to the media by the French Interior Ministry April 1, 2015, work near debris from wreckage at the crash site of a Germanwings Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes

    All Victims of Germanwings Crash Identified, Bodies Can Be Sent Home

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    Germanwings Airbus A320 Crash in Southern France (72)
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    The remains identification of 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps in March has been completed, the Marseille prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday.

    The bodies can be sent to their families for burial, investigators added. Lufthansa officials have received documents that will allow the bodies to be repatriated and all death certificates for everyone aboard the crashed Airbus A320.

    "The 150 death certificates have been signed, as well as the permits for burial," said Marseille city prosecutor Brice Robin in a statement.

    In late March, a Germanwings A320 Airbus, en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, crashed in a remote mountainous area in southern France, killing all 150 people on board. The plane's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, is believed to have locked the pilot out of the cockpit to intentionally crash the plane.

    Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, adopted in 2001, covers the rules on the notification, investigation and reporting of accidents.

    Germanwings Airbus A320 Crash in Southern France (72)


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