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ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
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(Studio: David Muir) The stunning developments in the investigation into the crash of the Germanwings plane in the French Alps introduced; scenes shown from the mountainous crash site.

(Studio: David Kerley) The view that the plane crash was intentionally carried out by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz% examined; scenes shown of the searchers; details given from the cockpit data recorder of what happened in the plane. [In the Alps, ABC's Hamish MACDONALD - shows the debris area.] The cockpit evidence indicating the co-pilot controlled the aircraft discussed

(Studio: David Muir) Images of American victims Eimly & Yvonne Selke% & Robert Oliver shown.

(Montabaur, Germany: Terry Moran) The background of German-born co-pilot Lubitz, including flight training in the US, examined; photos & video from his hometown of Montabaur shown. [Lubitz neighbor "KARL" {thru reporter's translation} comments.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Miami: Matt Gutman) The airplane cockpit door examined; scenes shown; details given about cockpit policies. [Aviation security expert Jeffrey PRICE@¬- says the doors are designed to keep you out.]

(Studio: David Muir) Live discussion held with ABC aviation analyst John Nance about the cockpit. [NANCE - says we need to rethink cockpit door policies & the need for video in the cockpit.]

Muir, David;
Kerley, David;
Moran, Terry;
Gutman, Matt

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