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The second black box from the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 has confirmed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz accelerated the plane to crash it into the French Alps.

Data recovered from the battered second flight recorder from the Germanwings plane found that pilot Andreas Lubitz repeatedly accelerated the plane's descent into the French Alps.

A report in France's BFMTV, citing a civil aviation expert summary, stated that the data from the Airbus A320's second black box confirms the hypothesis that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings aircraft.

BBC reports that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot controls to put the airplane on a descent towards an altitude of 100ft (30m). It further noted that Lubitz, during the descent, "modified the automatic pilot settings to increase the speed of the airplane" several times.

The investigators had found the first black box of Germanwings Flight 9525 on 24 March within hours of the crash. Since then, the search team has been looking for the second black box to gain more insight into the "suicide" crash.

All 150 people onboard the doomed plane, including two babies and 16 school children coming from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, were killed.