The unenviable task of sorting scattered fragments of ill-fated Germanwings jet

Rescue workers scrape, sift and sort as they continue the painstaking task of searching for scattered fragments of Germanwings flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday.

Debris from the jet was spread over an area of 1.5 hectares.

The footage, released by the French interior ministry, came as investigators claimed the plane had been intentionally downed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.