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Germanwings crash

Post by Wd40 » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:03 am

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... times-says" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Apparently one of the pilot was lock out of the cockpit :o

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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by the lynx » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:17 am

Wd40 wrote:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... times-says

Apparently one of the pilot was lock out of the cockpit :o
I thought cockpit is always auto-locked. That's why every time one of the pilots steps out for toilet or coffee, a cabin crew member has to sit in with the other pilot, just in case something happens. Otherwise the other pilot would be by himself and it is dangerous.

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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:33 am

From what I have seen so far, looks like deliberate sabotage.

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Post by bgd » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40 am

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... times-says

Apparently one of the pilot was lock out of the cockpit :o
I thought cockpit is always auto-locked. That's why every time one of the pilots steps out for toilet or coffee, a cabin crew member has to sit in with the other pilot, just in case something happens. Otherwise the other pilot would be by himself and it is dangerous.
Just chatting to a pilot friend about this who used to fly the 320 (not for this airline)
  • The door does autolock.
    There should always be at least 2 people in the cockpit but airlines do differ.
    You can gain access from the outside by entering an emergency code, but
    The door can be intentially locked and the keypad disabled from the inside

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 1:12 pm

If it was the cabin staying pilot deliberate action, then the question is, why he did not just increase the rate of descent? The plane hept decending over ~10 min before it crashed so there was some risk that the door could be forcibly open? Or it is not possible?

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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by Sporkin » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 1:43 pm

x9200 wrote:If it was the cabin staying pilot deliberate action, then the question is, why he did not just increase the rate of descent? The plane hept decending over ~10 min before it crashed so there was some risk that the door could be forcibly open? Or it is not possible?

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Perhaps pilots should have biometric logs on their bodies tied to the door lock.

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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by x9200 » Thu, 26 Mar 2015 8:38 pm

Looks like a little doubt is left already as of the co-pilot intention to crash the plane.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... U9525.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The source said: “The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and there is no answer. And then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer.”

In another paper it was reported that the co-pilot breathing was heard till the last moment and it was not a sound of somebody having, for example, a heart attack.

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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by ecureilx » Fri, 27 Mar 2015 1:04 am

x9200 wrote:Looks like a little doubt is left already as of the co-pilot intention to crash the plane.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... U9525.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The source said: “The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and there is no answer. And then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer.”

In another paper it was reported that the co-pilot breathing was heard till the last moment and it was not a sound of somebody having, for example, a heart attack.
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Re: Germanwings crash

Post by martincymru » Fri, 27 Mar 2015 9:28 am

1. Standard Operating Procedure breach ?
2. 11% of us have mental health issues

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