New footage released by the French government has revealed the full scale of the task facing recovery teams scouring the Alpine crash site of the doomed passenger plane
thought to have been deliberately crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.
Amid the scattered wreckage in a remote mountain ravine, investigators are still looking for the second of the two black boxes, containing data from the instruments of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320.
They are also searching for the remains of the 150 people onboard.
On Thursday, those mourning loved ones – Germans and Spaniards for the most part –
travelled to the zone near the scene of the crash.
Chapels were prepared for them and a commemorative monument erected, with a view of the mountain where their relatives died.
Many grieving families have now left the Alps, but some remain – trying to comprehend how a routine Tuesday morning flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf could have ended in disaster.