A French rescue worker inspects the debris from the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes in France. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

French investigators hope to speed up identification of the 150 people killed in last week’s Germanwings plane crash by digging a roadtrack that will(...)

Policemen and rescuers stand next to a tent used as a DNA extraction centre on Sunday in front of a commemorative headstone in Seyne-les-Alpes in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

Reports have suggested the Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from mental health issues and may have been receiving treatment for vision(...)

Andreas Lubitz: Prosecutors have declined to confirm or deny the pilot was in treatment for depression. Photograph: Getty Images

Düsseldorf prosecutors say Germanwings first officer Andreas Lubitz crashed flight 9525 in the French Alps on Tuesday after hiding an illness from his(...)

This picture circulating on the internet and social networks allegedly shows Andreas Lubitz posing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in California 1:07

The death notice from the Westerwald Glider Club – headlined “In Deep Mourning” – relates club members’ shock on learning that one of their members(...)

A photograph taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin named the crashed Germanwings co-pilot as Andreas Lubitz. In the German town of Montabaur, acquaintances said Lubitz (...)

Candles at the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school in Haltern am See on Wednesday. Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke out in ears when they realised that 16 class-mates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings aircraft. Photograph: Reuters 2:12

Families of the 150 victims of the Germanwings air crash have begun to arrive in the remote corner of the French Alps as investigators hunt for clues (...)

German, French and Spanish flags in a field in the southeastern French village of Le Vernet, the closest to the site where the German Airbus A320 went down. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish police will pursue the writers of online comments that mocked the death of Catalan passengers on the downed Germanwings flight from Barcelona(...)

Simone Menne, chief financial officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, speaks to employees following a minute’s silence for the victims of Tuesday’s plane crash, at the airline’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg 2:24

Germanwings has rounded up to 72 the number of German nationals who died in yesterday’s Alpine plane crash.Employees of Lufthansa and its Germanwings (...)

Ulrich Wessel (centre), principal of the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school, and city mayor Bodo Klimpel speak at a press conference the day after 16 students and two teachers from Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school were among passengers on Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday in southern France. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The regional schools minister of the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia has described seeing faces of “enormous grief” this morning at the Joseph-(...)

France’s president Francois Hollande (2nd right), Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy (centre) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walk near crash site of Germanwings Airbus A320. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters 2:24

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing every(...)