Germanwings Plane Crash Intentional

Germanwings Plane Crash Intentional

When the Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 went down in the French Alps earlier this week, most had suspected that it was due to some sort of engine failure. As news was breaking, and one of the first pieces of evidence released was a sent distress call, many assumed it was an engine, or some other technical problem. Now, however, there is a new prevailing theory, which involves no technical analysis. Most sources now believe that one of the pilots intentionally crashed the plane.

After they discovered that the distress signal was sent after the crash occurred (which can happen automatically) in such cases, suspicion continued to rise. Many found it strange that the rate at which the plane descended was even and stayed on path, indicating that the pilots did not loose total control.

However, listening to recordings from the cockpit voice recorder, new ideas have emerged. Brice Robin, the prosecutor handling the case, has reviewed the final 30 minutes of audio that lead right up to the crash. The first 20 minutes are said to be “normal” – that is, the pilots are having a regular conversation. Then, at some point, the commanding pilot asks the co-pilot to take over, and the noise of him leaving the cabin and closing the door follows, leaving co-pilot, 28 year old German Andreas Lubitz alone.
“At this stage, the co-pilot is in control, alone,” Robin told numerous news sources. “It is when he is alone that the co-pilot manipulates the flight monitoring system to activate the decent of the plane.” Robin explained it had to have been “voluntary.”
The audio following is somewhat disturbing given the events. The commanding pilot can be heard knocking on the door, demanding access to the cabin. While Lubitz simply does not respond, you can hear his breathing in the recording, indicating that he had not passed out or fallen unconscious.

They have not declared the action a terrorist attack or a pilot suicide yet, as one big question remains unknown: mainly, why the commanding pilot left the cabin in the first place. With more time, the prosecutors may be able to understand other factors that contributed to the crash.

Victims of the crash it is now known come from numerous countries – Germany, Spain, Britain, Colombia, Iran, Israel, and the United States, as well as others. As more information comes out, the friends and families are hoping some of the lingering questions will be answered regarding the accident.