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    German plane intentionally crashed

    Audio from the mangled voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday.
    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight "accelerated the descent" of the plane when he was alone in the cockpit, Robin said. That can only be done deliberately, he said.
    Germanwings plane crash: Captain locked out of cockpit - CNN.com


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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    They were debating this all on Morning Joe. They did have a guy on that cautioned before assuming it was intentional. He said that the guy left in there could have been medically incapacitated and this wasn't intentional. He also said the French are furious that this was leaked to the NY Times. But it was apparently intentional. How God awful.

    All I kept thinking about were the passengers who had to know something terrible was going on. 8 minutes is a very very very long time.
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    Oh, and PS. I hope that son of a bitch rots in Hell.
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    The co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane appears to have "intentionally" forced the jet into a descent while his captain was locked out of the cockpit, prosecutors said Thursday.

    First Officer Andreas Lubitz, 28, was alone at the controls of the Airbus A320 as it began its rapid descent, Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin told a news conference.

    The cries of passengers could be heard on the plane's cockpit voice recorder moments before the crash, Brice said.

    "Banging" sounds were also heard, suggesting the captain was trying to force his way back into the cockpit.
    Looks confirmed that it was either a deliberate suicide or an act of terrorism.

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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    It certainly seems that way. From Reuters:

    The German citizen, left in sole control of the Airbus A320 after the captain left the cockpit, refused to re-open the door and pressed a button that sent the jet into its fatal descent, the prosecutor told a news conference carried on live television.

    Germanwings co-pilot likely crashed jet deliberately: prosecutor | Reuters

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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    Are we sure all the facts are in? This is such a complicated investigation.

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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Looks confirmed that it was either a deliberate suicide or an act of terrorism.

    The cries of passengers could be heard on the plane's cockpit voice recorder moments before the crash, Brice said.


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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    They were debating this all on Morning Joe. They did have a guy on that cautioned before assuming it was intentional. He said that the guy left in there could have been medically incapacitated and this wasn't intentional. He also said the French are furious that this was leaked to the NY Times. But it was apparently intentional. How God awful.

    All I kept thinking about were the passengers who had to know something terrible was going on. 8 minutes is a very very very long time.
    Terrible way to die. Seeing the pilot trying to break down the door while in a speedy descent the passengers definitely knew they were in trouble. But like you said, 8 minutes is an insane amount of time to be riding to your death. What the hell.

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    This co-pilot reportedly had only 630 hours of flight time. I've heard that a First Officer must have a minimum of 1500 hours in the U.S.

    European airlines/governments need to rethink their airline security.

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    Re: German plane intentionally crashed

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post

    The cries of passengers could be heard on the plane's cockpit voice recorder moments before the crash, Brice said.


    Oh my God.
    Can you imagine the terror going through those poor soul's minds ??

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