"We have found something which will now be taken for tests.We cannot say what it is at the moment but it may be very significant clue to what has happened.They required cockpit doors not only to be locked but also to be strong enough to even resist a pistol or a hand grenade.
Within the next few weeks, the International Air Transport Association, the trade body for the world’s leading airlines will draw up recommendations for its members.
In the longer term binding rules will be drawn up by governments across the world, working through the International Civil Aviation Organisation – a United Nations body.
21.20 We reported earlier that German police were searching the home of the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, for anything that might help explain why he would have deliberately crashed the plane.
• Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot, was 'depressed' during pilot training • He deliberately destroyed the plane, says French prosecutor • Lubitz became first officer in 2013 • "We only hear screams in the last seconds," before the crash • Pilot heard trying to smash his way back into cockpit • Pilots were trained at the Lufthansa Flight Training School in Bremen 00.00 The Daily Star is reporting that Libutz had recently split from a partner, according to friends, although they have no further details on this.
22.42 Markus Niesczery from Dusseldorf Police told the Daily Mail: 'We wanted to search to see if we could find something that would explain what happened.