But Carsten Spohr, the chief executive of Lufthansa and a former A320 pilot, suggested that what Mr. Lubitz had done was something of a different magnitude. "I am not a legal expert," he said, adding, "If a person takes 149 other people to their deaths with him, there is another word than suicide." "We are horrified that something of this nature could have been taken place," he said. "It is the worst nightmare that anyone can have in our company."
A young couple described by their families as wanting to “be together forever” were among the latest victims of the Manchester bombing to be identified after the worst attack on British soil since 2005. The police have said they are confident they have identified all 22 people who died in the attack, but they added that they would not reveal names publicly until post-mortems are concluded, a process that could take several more days.
LONDON — Chris Parker was there, reportedly, because it was a good place to beg. Stephen Jones, 35, was sleeping nearby. Now, both homeless men are being praised as heroes after the Manchester Arena bombing. As Manchester and the rest of Britain were trying to come to terms with the country’s deadliest terrorist attack in more than a decade, the two men are being hailed on social media for their selflessness and courage.