The black box from the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 souls on board.
The black box from the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps killing all 150 souls on board.

Germanwings crash prompts Australian review

AVIATION regulations in Australia will be reviewed in light of the horrific crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 on Tuesday.

The crash, which killed 150 people including two Australians, came about after the captain left the cockpit and was locked out by the co-pilot.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said in light of the revelations about the crash, cockpit security and safety regulations in Australia would be reviewed.

He said Australia did not require a pilot to be replaced by a third person when they left the cockpit, a vulnerability that contributed to the Germanwings crash this week.

Mr Truss said the review would consider information from the Germanwings investigation, with recommendations to help improve security on Australian flights.


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