Skip to comments.Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane, Says Prosecutor
Posted on 03/26/2015 5:21:36 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after he was left alone in the cockpit, according to a French prosecutor.
The captain was intentionally locked outside minutes before the A320 crashed into an alpine mountain ridge, French Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German national, was silent throughout the planes descent and was alive at the point of impact, according to the prosecutor.
Mr. Robins conclusions are drawn from the planes cockpit voice recorder, recovered at the crash site in the French Alps late Tuesday and analyzed by French accident investigators on Wednesday.
The recording contains screams believed to be from passengers, once they recognized the plane was crashing.
Investigators are now exploring why Flight 9525 went into its unauthorized descent from its 38,000-foot cruising altitude with one crew member absent. The descent led to the crash about 10 minutes later.
French air accident investigators said on Wednesday they extracted information from the jets cockpit voice recorder. The recording contained voices and other sounds, said Rémi Jouty, director of Frances aviation accident investigation office, which is leading the probe. He added that there was no explanation yet for why the plane went down.
Germanwings, the low-fare unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, hasnt disclosed the identity of the pilots....
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But, when the Kreuznach is executed properly...well, c’est magnifique!
Don’t forget the mustard, mon ami!.
There’s a reason why he took 149 lives with him.
Who was the other American onboard?
Maybe not (yet), but then they thought Bowe Bergdahl was just an innocent who was kidnapped, too.
Never buy Kreuznach from a street vendor.....................
No he would not. He would be flying Dash 8s.
There were two Americans, a mother and college-age daughter. The mother was an aviation intelligence analyst.
I agree- no question. If not an “act of terror”, this guy was on a suicide mission.
This is just so unbelievably horrible. Those poor passengers had to be terrified, once they realized what was happening.
My wife was born in Bad Constadt.
There is absolutely no going back from that, once it is Bad.
Hey...good joke...but aside from that, and looking at your tagline, the name ‘bad kreuznach’ should be of interest to you.
As I understand it, Bad Kreuznach is the ‘baths’ (bad) at the ‘place of the kreuz’ or CROSS.
Apparently, in Roman times along the southern side of the Rhine, there were Christians among those soldiers.
Check to see if he owned a gun!
This would provide additional ammunition for the gun control crowd!
Pics of young Andreas are on another FR thread.
Pegs the needle on the gaydar.
Either a lover’s spat, or he got outed and was about to lose his job and decided to go out in a flame of glory.
Cannot discount that possibility - although he may have also been a recent convert.
3 Americans on jet that crashed in Alps, Germanwings CEO says
See my post #72, I concur.
“I doubt a 28 year old would be flying an airbus of a US airline.”
They do. It is not uncommon. In fact, airlines prefer to get pilots as young as possible for cost reasons and because they haven’t picked up bad habits they have to unlearn from someplace else.
Hmmmmmm...Barry has an active membership at this place?
They have already taken down that fb page!
If he’s not an actual Muslim, I declare him an Honorary Muslim.
The French news conference had this question. The response is that the plane was on auto pilot. To begin the descent you would have to turn and turn and turn the wheel, not just a little eg if you passed out and you nudged the wheel.
The man is breathing normally.
Secondly, the pilot can unlock or lock the door from within. If he puts it on “lock” you cannot enter with the pass code.
In the USA someone must be in the seat if a pilot leaves. This is not the case in Europe.
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