A torn up doctor’s note has been found showing Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been excused by a doctor from working the day he is thought to have crashed a plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people.
Germanwings said Lubitz had not given them a sick note that would have grounded him on the day of the crash.
German law requires workers to immediately tell their employers if they are unable to work.
Police at the co-pilot’s home told reporters that personal items collected during a search were being examined and their relevance to the case was being established.
At the crash site, investigators continued retrieving pieces of the plane, shattered into small pieces from the high-speed impact of the crash.
Germanwings parent company Lufthansa has offered to pay up to 50,000 euros in immediate financial assistance to families of each passenger who was on board the crashed plane.