Pilot in crashed jet was locked out of cockpit, Times says

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In this handout image supplied by the French Interior Ministry, search and rescue teams attend the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps near Seyne, France, on March 25, 2015. In this handout image supplied by the French Interior Ministry, search and rescue teams attend the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus in the French Alps near Seyne, France, on March 25, 2015.

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Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicates one pilot on the Airbus A320 jet that crashed in the French Alps was locked out of the cockpit, the New York Times said, citing a senior military official involved in the probe of the accident.
The recorder, recovered from the crash site, indicates one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in, the Times report said. The pilot can be heard knocking repeatedly on the cockpit door but receiving no answer, and then trying to smash in the door, the report said, citing the official. Investigators don’t yet know why the pilot left the cockpit, the official said.

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