A deliberate act by a co-pilot who locked himself in the cockpit and flew the plane into a mountain, that’s what appears on the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525. Officials said on Thursday
When the jet crashed into the French Alps, the whole 150 people aboard were killed.
On Tuesday morning an Airbus A320, Germanwings Flight 9525 departed Barcelona en route to Dusseldorf. The plane had reached a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet around 30 minutes into the flight then it began to descend rapidly at a rate of 3,000 feet per minute. The plane crashed in a remote area of the French Alps through ten minutes later. Investigators now suspect the crash was a “deliberate” act by the co-pilot. That’s what exactly expected to be happened on the day of the flight.
The pilot knocking loudly on the cockpit door as the plane descended as the plane’s black box audio recording documented. The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, did nothing to open the door while he reportedly be heard breathing on the recording. In the moments before the impact, screams can reportedly also be heard on the recording.
The incident was due to the “voluntary action of the co-pilot.” It remains unclear whether the pilot tried to reenter the cockpit using a security code, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said at a news conference. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, who has played a key role in the investigation, said Thursday.