hi glad ,thx for your participation"reports that a senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the two pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.
The audio then seems to reveal one of the pilots left the cockpit and was unable to get back in.
“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”
"The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route, said Remi Jouty, the head of the accident investigation bureau, or BEA.
Then minutes later, at 10:30am, the Airbus A320 inexplicably began to descend. Within 10 minutes it had plunged some 32,000 feet from its cruising altitude of 38,000 feet, slamming into the remote mountainside at an altitude just above 6,000 feet, Jouty said.
With no distress call or other indication of anything out of the ordinary, French investigators struggled to solve the mystery. While alarming, the descent was still gradual enough to suggest the plane was under the control of its navigators. "
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"At the crash site, a senior official working on the investigation said, workers found the casing of the plane’s other black box, the flight data recorder, but the memory card containing data on the plane’s altitude, speed, location and condition was not inside, apparently having been thrown loose or destroyed by the impact."