On March 24, 2015 at Prads-Haute-Bléone (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France), a fully-booked Germanwings Airbus A320-211, registered D-AIPX, and in the hands of a mentally-disturbed German Lufthansa pilot, killed everyone onboard when flying the aircraft into the French Alps.
A year later, Lufthansa changed operation for most Germanwings flights to Eurowings. Eurowings, like Germanwings, is 100% owned by the German national carrier and Star Alliance member, Lufthansa.
Today, the BEA, which is the French Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authority, released a final report on this aviation mass murder.
AP reported and refers to French experts, stating: [the] Germanwings pilot was using anti-depressants when he crashed [the] jet into [the] Alps.
French investigators say his doctor urged a psychiatric hospital stay for the Germanwings pilot before the crash.
A French BEA investigator commenting on the cockpit door says, “During this accident, the threat was within the cockpit and not outside it.”
Doctor referred Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz to a psychiatric clinic 2 weeks before the crash, French investigators, BEA, say.
Germanwings investigators in France say a self-declaration system that allows pilots to disclose medical conditions did not work.
Germanwings crash investigators urge new world rules on medical reporting about pilots.
France’s BEA says a terrain collision avoidance system alarm sounded for 25 seconds before the Germanwings jet crashed in France.
French air accident investigators say the Germanwings cockpit voice recorder picked up sounds of banging on the cockpit door for three-and-a-half minutes before the crash, including violent blows against it.
German doctors did not cooperate with authorities and did not release medical records on the pilot.
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