Households of victims of the Germanwings airline crash have criticised the daddy of the co-pilot for claiming on the second anniversary of the crash that his son was not accountable.
German prosecutors concluded in January that Andreas Lubitz, 27, was suicidal and flew the airplane into the bottom, killing all 150 folks on board.
However Guenter Lubitz stated on Friday his son was not depressed on the time.
Members of the family criticised the timing of his announcement.
His information convention fell on the identical day that family members are commemorating two years because the dying of their family members.
Mr Lubitz’s assertion is the primary public assertion by a member of Lubitz’s shut household because the 2015 catastrophe.
He stated: “So far, everybody has believed the speculation of a co-pilot who was depressed for a very long time, who intentionally crashed his airplane right into a mountain in a deliberate act. We’re satisfied that is false.”
Mr Lubitz, 63, stated he has been working alongside a journalist, Tim van Beveren, who he referred to as “an internationally recognised aerospace knowledgeable”.
The 2 males plan to introduce a idea carbon monoxide leak within the cabin disabled Lubitz whereas the captain was locked out of the cockpit.
The cockpit voice recorder aboard the plane captured the sound of the captain tried to interrupt by the door with an axe because the plane plummeted to earth.
Elmar Giemulla, a lawyer for a number of of the victims’ households, stated Mr Lubitz’s actions have been “irresponsible”.
“I think about that Mr Lubitz needs to advertise a idea that might absolve his son of any accountability,” she advised Germany’s Rheinische Submit newspaper.
Mr Lubitz advised Die Zeit journal: “Our son was a really accountable particular person. He had no cause to plan and perform a suicide, and positively to not take one other 149 harmless folks with him.”
About 500 individuals are anticipated to journey to the French Alpine city of Digne-les-Bains for a church service to comemorate the victims.