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Germanwings Crash: U.S. Victim's Dad 'Sad' for Lubitz Parents

The father of an American victim of the Germanwings crash said Friday he is “really sad” for the parents of the pilot, Andreas Lubitz.
/ Source: NBC News

The father of an American victim of the Germanwings crash said Friday he is not angry but is “really sad” for the parents of the co-pilot accused of deliberately downing the plane.

Prosecutors say it appears Andreas Lubitz sent the Airbus A320 crashing into the French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit, and may have hidden an illness from his employers. Robert Tansill Oliver's son, Robert Oliver Calvo, was one of the 150 people aboard.

“I don´t feel anger,” Oliver said. “I'm really sad for the parents of that young pilot. I mean, I can't imagine what they´re going through right now… they are all feeling, hurting.”

“We are angry with … the world,” he added.

Oliver said he would “wait and see” before taking any action against the airline or authorities over Tuesday’s tragedy, and urged airlines to “take steps to make sure what has happened to my son never happens again to anyone."

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- Reuters and The Associated Press