BREAKING: DEATH WISH? Germanwings Co-Pilot Appeared to Want to ‘Destroy the Plane’Posted: March 26, 2015
The co-pilot of the Germanwings airbus that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday had 630 hours of flight experience and had started working in 2013, an airline spokeswoman told ABC News.
“You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”
Germanwings would not provide any other information on the co-pilot’s identity.
One of the pilots may have been locked out of the cockpit, a senior military official involved in the investigation told The New York Times.
The official said the audio on the cockpit voice recorder indicated one of the pilots was outside of the cockpit and unable to re-enter, according to the paper. The unnamed official described hearing the pilot unable to re-enter the cockpit and lightly knock on the door at first, before pounding on it.
“You can hear he is trying to smash the door down,” he told the Times.
ABC News was unable to independently confirm the report.
Recovery operations resumed today at daylight.
Investigators have not yet recovered the second black box…(read more)
- New Details on Germanwings Co-Pilot’s Experience (abc30.com)
- Report: Germanwings pilot locked out of cockpit before crash in French Alps (kdvr.com)
- Germanwings Pilot was Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash (israelnationalnews.com)
- Pilot locked out of cockpit before French Alps plane crashed (abc7.com)
- Report: Black Box Indicates One Germanwings Pilot Had Left Cockpit (voanews.com)
- Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit Before Crash: Report (abc30.com)