Germanwings Crash

Germanwings Crash

Jonathan Jennings, Reporter

Germanwings, a German low-cost airline, was operating an Airbus A320 on March 24 when it crashed in the Alps of Southern France. This happened near Dinge and had 150 passengers on the flight. French President, Francois Hollande, said “apparently there are no survivors.” The flight was taking course from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.

The co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, had locked the captain out of the cockpit when he took a small break. French prosecutors believe that Lubitz hit a button to start the plane’s descent. This is impossible to be an accident and it could not be turned on by mistake. There are recordings of the two pilots conversation and once the main pilot came back you can hear him knock on the door trying to get back in. He screamed “For God’s sake, open the door,” but Lubitz did not reply.

Before Lubitz had applied for his pilot’s license he had been treated for suicidal tendencies. He had suffered depression throughout his life. Before the crash, Lubitz had researched ways to commit suicide, cockpit doors, and security measures.