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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

You got to be crazy to fly with Germanwings.

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:42 AM
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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

Those poor people. RIP

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:47 AM
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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

Sadly not the first instance of pilot suicide/mass murder. It also reminds me of the train driver who crashed into a wall, all evidence pointing to suicide/mass murder.

With so many lives in pilots' hands, more should be done to prevent this, and likely will now because of the publicity given to this crash. I had no idea the pilot could still lock everyone out of he cockpit in this day and age, considering this has happened before!

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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

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Sadly not the first instance of pilot suicide/mass murder.

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26 September 1976 – 12 fatalities.

A Russian pilot stole an Antonov 2 airplane directed his aircraft into the block of flats in Novosibirsk where his divorced wife lived.

22 August 1979 – 4 fatalities.

A 23 year old male mechanic who had just been fired entered a hangar at Bogotá Airport, Colombia and stole a military HS-748 transport plane. He took off and crashed the plane in a residential area.

9 February 1982 – 24 fatalities.

A Japan Air Lines operated DC-8 crashed into the shallow water of Tokyo Bay after the captain cancelled the autopilot while the aircraft was on final approach to Haneda Airport, pushed his controls forward and retarded the throttles to idle.

The co-pilot tried to regain control but the aircraft crashed. The captain had recently suffered a psychosomatic disorder; preliminary reports suggested that the captain experienced some form of a mental aberration.

He had been off duty from November 1980 to November 1981 for these reasons.

7 April 1994 - 0 fatalities.

A FedEx employee was due to be fired and took a jump seat on a flight to San Jose. He was intending to murder the flight crew with hammers and then to use the aircraft for a kamikaze attack on FedEx Headquarters in Memphis.

A struggle ensued and two crew members overpowered the man while the first officer maintained control of the plane.

13 July 1994 – 1 fatality.

A Russian Air Force engineer stole the aircraft at the Kubinka Air Force Base to commit suicide. The aircraft crashed when there was no more fuel left.

21 August 1994 – 44 fatalities.

A Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 airplane crashed in the Atlas Mountains shortly after takeoff from Agadir, Morocco.

The accident was suggested to have been caused by the captain disconnecting the autopilot and directing the aircraft to the ground deliberately. The Moroccan Pilot’s Union challenged these findings.

19 December 1997 – 104 fatalities.

Silk Air Flight 185, a Boeing 737 en route from Jakarta, Indonesia to Singapore, crashed in Indonesia following a rapid descent from cruising altitude.

Indonesian authorities were not able to determine the cause of the accident. It has been suggested by among others the U.S.

NTSB that the captain may have committed suicide by switching off both flight recorders and intentionally putting the Boeing 737 in a dive, possibly when the first officer had left the flight deck.

During 1997 the captain experienced multiple work-related difficulties, particularly during the last 6 months.

Also at the time of the accident the captain was experiencing significant financial difficulties, which was disputed by the Indonesian investigators.

11 October 1999 – 1 fatality.

An Air Botswana captain who had been grounded for medical reasons took off in an ATR-42. He made several demands over the radio and finally stated he was going the crash the plane.

He caused the plane to crash into two parked ATR-42 aircraft on the platform at Gaborone Airport, Botswana.

31 October 1999 – 217 fatalities.

Egypt Air Flight 990, a Boeing 767, entered a rapid descent some 30 minutes after departure from New York-JFK Airport. This happened moments after the captain had left the flight deck.

During the investigation it was suggested that the accident was caused by a deliberate act by the relief first officer. However, there was no conclusive evidence.

The NTSB concluded that the accident was a “result of the relief first officer’s flight control inputs. The reason for the relief first officer’s actions was not determined.”

The suggestions of a deliberate act were heavily disputed by Egyptian authorities.

17 July 2012 – 1 fatality.

A commercial pilot wanted in connection with the killing of his girlfriend in Colorado Springs went up to the Saint George Municipal Airport, Utah and managed to board a Canadair RegionalJet plane and start the engines.

A security guard saw the airplane starting to taxy. It reportedly struck part of the terminal building and ended up in a parking lot. The pilot then shot himself once, killing himself inside the plane.

29 November 2013 – 33 fatalities.

LAM Flight 470, an ERJ-190, entered a rapid descent while en route between Maputo and Luanda and crashed in Namibia.

Preliminary investigation results indicate that the accident was intentional. The captain made control inputs that directed the plane to the ground, shortly after the first officer had left the flight deck.

8 March 2014 – 239 fatalities.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China went missing after all contact was lost about 40 minutes after takeoff.

It is assumed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean. Experts have theorized that the accident may be the result of a deliberate action by one of the pilots, but the accident is still under investigation, also pending on finding the wreckage.

24 March 2015 – 150 fatalities.

A Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed into a mountain while on a flight from Barcelona, Spain to Düsseldorf, Germany. Preliminary information from the chief Marseille prosecutor in France indicates that the captain was locked out of the flight deck and the copilot directed the airplane to a continuous descent towards mountainous terrain.
Weird enough it seems to come in waves. 94-99 and then 12 years nothing happened and since 2012 shit starts again.

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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

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The pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed a plane carrying 149 others into the French Alps received psychiatric treatment for a “serious depressive episode” six years ago, German tabloid Bild reported on Friday.

Prosecutors in France, after listening to the cockpit voice recorders, offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the Airbus A320, lock the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute.

Citing internal documents and Lufthansa sources, Bild said Lubitz spent a total of one and a half years in psychiatric treatment and that the relevant documents would be passed to French investigators once they had been examined by German authorities.

Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told a news conference on Thursday that Lubitz had taken a break during his training six years ago, but did not explain why and said he had passed all tests to be fit to fly.

“Six years ago there was a lengthy interruption in his training. After he was cleared again, he resumed training. He passed all the subsequent tests and checks with flying colors. His flying abilities were flawless,” Spohr said.

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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

i just dont get it.......why did he choose to die this way? why not just hang himself? what was the point of killing all of these people? more than likely we will never know i suppose.sad all around

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Lufthansa Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told a news conference on Thursday that Lubitz had taken a break during his training six years ago, but did not explain why and said he had passed all tests to be fit to fly.

“Six years ago there was a lengthy interruption in his training. After he was cleared again, he resumed training. He passed all the subsequent tests and checks with flying colors. His flying abilities were flawless,” Spohr said.
Indeed they were, as evidenced by his uncanny ability to hit the ground from roughly 25,000 feet in the air on his very first try.

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Indeed they were, as evidenced by his uncanny ability to hit the ground from roughly 25,000 feet in the air on his very first try.
It would have been more impressive if he managed to do that alone in a Cessna.

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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

Personally, I think this is an act of war. Between WWI and WWII, the Germans by now must be so desperate to get back at the French that they'll even fly kamikaze missions into their fucking mountains.

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Re: 150 dead when Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Crashes into French Alps

Ooh the good old times when a commercial flight got 3 officers on deck. Oh sweet memories.
But top staff got paid for some part in call options and stocks so slashing the costs on the 3rd man was their choice.

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