Mar 26, 2015

By Kim O'Hare

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Canada’s Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says effective immediately, any Canadian airline carrying passengers will be required to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times.

The federal government imposed the emergency directive today in the aftermath of the Germanwings plane crash in France.

Raitt says the directive requires two members of the cabin crew, not necessarily both licensed pilots, to be on the flight deck at all times.

The move follows Air Canada and Air Transat imposing similar policy changes earlier today regarding the number of people required in the cockpit.

Investigators revealed today that the pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps earlier this week was locked outside the cockpit.

French investigators have concluded that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane, killing all 150 people on board.

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