The pilot who 'killed 149'
The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps has been named by French authorities as German national Andreas Lubitz.
The information released by authorities investigating the crash about the pilots has been sparse.
However, what we do know about Lubitz is that the 28-year-old was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.
The LSC club, where he was a member, posted a death notice on their website naming him.
His full name is believed to be Andreas Günter Lubitz and he is reported to have completed just 630 hours of flying time.
The captain of the doomed Germanwings plane has since been named as Patrick S, which The Independent understands stands for Sondenheimer, by the same flying club, which said he had completed more than 6,000 flying hours.
A former colleague named by Europe 1 as 'Dieter' described Sondenheimer as a "very experienced pilot, very serious [...] he was one of the best".
French prosecutors say the co-pilot, not the pilot, was alone at the helm when the Germanwings plane began its descent.