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    Re: Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board: latest

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    Did Lubitz take 150 people so that the news media would publicize his name?

    Did some Germanwings flight attendants feel resentful that they were not permitted to take breaks in the cockpit or flight deck, with the pilots? Did Lubitz have antagonistic feelings about the idea of armored cockpit doors? Did Lubitz intend to hurt the business of Germanwings?

    Did Lubitz resent the bargain-hungry travelers who utilize discount air lines? Is it safer to fly full-fair with adequate pilot pay and benefits?
    These all seem very bizarre questions to me, kinda like asking if this was because they forgot the pickles on his big mac.
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    Re: Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board: latest

    Quote Originally Posted by Gladiator View Post
    "Le Monde:-

    The French Transport Minister’s initial statement that a voice Mayday was transmitted is authoritatively contradicted. The DGAC duty engineer (ingénieur de permanence) declared an emergency on his own authority when the aircraft failed to respond to repeated ground transmissions and deviated from its assigned heading and altitude.

    When he did this, in conformity with established anti-terrorism protocols a fighter aircraft was scrambled to try to make visual contact with the missing aircraft, along with a police helicopter.

    The nearest road is 7 km (4 miles) from the crash site, and it’s now snowing there."

    "Ms Royal confirmed this morning that, soon after 10.30am, when the pilots had stopped responding by radio, the French military scrambled a Mirage jet fighter to investigate. This aircraft was seen by eye-witnesses following the doomed airliner as it skimmed the Alpine ridges before crashing into a sheer mountain-side. The pilot of the Mirage could, therefore, also possess crucial information on the Germanwings aircraft's behaviour."

    Germanwings plane crash: Airbus A320 glide to destruction 'took 18 minutes not 8' - Europe - World - The Independent

    NY Time reports that Andreas had his tablet open to the sucide AirLiner crash in 2013, Mozamique:

    "The aircraft was cruising at an altitude of 38,000 feet (11,600 m) over Botswana airspace about halfway between Maputo and Luanda when it began to lose altitude abruptly.[2][9] The aircraft descended rapidly at a rate of about 100 feet (30 m) per second and was being tracked on radar.[9] The aircraft's track was lost from screens at 3,000 feet (900 m) above sea level, after about six minutes of losing altitude.[9] The last contact with air traffic control was made at 13:30 CAT (11:30 UTC) over northern Namibia during heavy rainfall.[10]

    Weather was reported to be poor at the time of the incident with heavy rainfalls in the vicinity of the flight path.[1][11]"

    "On 21 December 2013, the Mozambican Civil Aviation Institute (Instituto Moçambicano de Aviação Civil, IACM) head João Abreu presented the preliminary investigation report, according to which Captain Herminio dos Santos Fernandes had a "clear intention" to crash the jet and manually changed its autopilot settings.[15] The plane's intended altitude was reportedly changed three times from 38,000 feet (11,582 m) to 592 feet (180 m), the latter being below ground level, and the speed was manually adjusted as well.[16] The cockpit voice recorder captured several alarms going off during the descent, as well as repeated loud bangs on the door from the co-pilot, who was locked out of the cockpit until shortly before the crash."

    LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Evelyne Bayle, who lives in Vernet, saw and heard the crash. There was, she said, "a real racket from the engine".

    But the noise was not normal.

    "It was really loud. A bit like the noise when you set off an avalanche or a rock slide.

    "It was very noisy. After, there was an impact and an explosion. Maybe it was the kerosene which blew up."

    Jean-Christophe grazes his cows in the pastures near the crash site, in the spring and autumn. He also helped the rescue teams find the site."

    Germanwings crash: 'Strange sound' before plane crashed |

    Thanks for the info. I had not seen it, and it makes sense. NORDO aircraft sorta kinda successfully intercepted by the military. I hope the Police Helicopter had fun.

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