Andreas Lubitz

A French prosecutor says a 28-year-old co-pilot with murderous intentions deliberately crashed a plane into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing 150 souls on board.

Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen, intentionally flew the plane into a mountainside at over 400 mph. The plane disintegrated on impact, but crash investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the debris.

During a press conference Thursday Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said Lubitz did not have any obvious links to terrorism.

Lubitz had only been with the airline for 18 months and he only had 600 hours of flight time.

Robin said the caption left the cockpit for a bathroom break once the plane reached cruising altitude of 38,000 feet. From the moment he left, the suicidal co-pilot flipped a toggle switch that secured the cockpit door from the inside, then he turned a knob that put the plane into a controlled descent.

Upon his return, the captain was unable to re-enter the cockpit by using a code on a keypad in the cabin.

Robin said the terrified passengers can be heard screaming on the cockpit recording as it dawned on them that the captain was attempting to break the cockpit door down.

All cockpit door panels were reinforced after September 11. But pilots inside the cockpit can throw a toggle switch to lock anyone out — including other pilots.

“If he had been able to open this door, the captain would have done it,” Robin said.

Robin said the co-pilot “didn’t say a word” during the descent, and he never sent a distress signal.

The co-pilot’s breathing was normal on the recording, an indication that Lubitz was not incapacitated.

Airline policy in the United States is to never leave pilots alone at the controls. A flight attendant must sit in for a pilot who goes on a bathroom break. But a terrorist who is determined to crash a plane can easily restrain or subdue a flight attendant.

The suicidal pilot theory explains why other Germanwings crews refused to fly other flights on Tuesday. Someone on board the plane may have called or text the airline alerting them to the final moments on the plane.

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    • Phrozen1der

      :pray:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      :no: Again… Whether this was a terrorist action or suicide leave people who have nothing to do with your issues out of it. If you are a terrorist and you are mad about some mess go find the person who did it do you. I heard a certain family lives in Texas :tea: They got a son in Florida :tea: Two of them have been President :tea: but leave these innocent folks just traveling for business or leisure ALONE

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      I think I am going to turn my music on for a little bit. Not making a grand declaration of I will return when blah blah blah happens cause I am still going to be refreshing.. waiting for when things turn left :eek:

    • WhoDat

      What is WRONG with folks man? :sad: God bless all who perished. Except HIM if he committed MURDER. :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Man damn :no: that messed up ……

    • http://Scam-Or-Nah.com KiMi0414

      This is so sad, but for my sanity I can’t read anymore about this. I refuse to live my life in fear of travel because a few crazy people. :no:

    • iWasteTime

      :pray:

    • WhoDat

      waiting for when things turn left :eek:
      ^^^^^^^^
      I woke up feeling left. :|

      However, I will see you when you come byke. :tea:

    • San ah make ya dance

      :nono:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      This was a terrorist attack. Point. Blank. Period.

    • San ah make ya dance

      Catfish yall catfish :facepalm: This ole dry face girl

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I hope other suicidal folks don’t get know ideas from this shyt here chile :tea: lawd …. this is terrible

    • kamadiva

      :cosign: KiMi…especially as we contemplate international travel this Summer/Fall.

    • San ah make ya dance

      I can :steer: where I need to go

    • kamadiva

      @loveZoe – from downstairs – I watched last season of Married At First Sight…wassup?

    • Ni ni

      kimi, I agree with you it’s too much :bounce: My dumbazz been clicking on every sad story I see this morning. I’ve read about this fool, a girl decapitating her baby, a 13 year shooting his brother, killing himself and another brother. Something is truly going on in the spirit world.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Kam- this season.we got another Jamie. She was like she not attracted to her guy. I can’t call who gone not make it. Last year I knew Monet and Vaughn were breaking up.

    • WhoDat

      Last year I knew Monet and Vaughn were breaking up.
      ^^^^^^^^^
      I halfway watched some of this show on a marathon the weekend right before the new season started. Two weeks ago? Monet and Vaughn were oh so special man. Like…REALLY?

    • kamadiva

      @LoveZ – did it start already? I :think: if I kept it on my DVR…I’ll have to check! I am a sucker for a love story and hoped they all worked out. But agree with you knew Money and Vaughn weren’t gonna make it!

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      GOOD MORNING YALL! :hug:

      Something tells me this is not the end of it…I think they need to start vetting pilots more intensely before handing over the proverbial keys to a plane! This is scary yall. They say suicide… Im thinking :no: I can see a pilot that has had years of the stress of piloting. but 18 months… suspect to me.. IJS…

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Kam- it started last week. Got one girl up there who hates her culture, so she gets no from me.

    • kamadiva

      Anyone watching The Royals? I like it…not sure why….

    • kamadiva

      @loveZ – gonna see if it is online yet :kona:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      :newpost:

    • whitty hutton

      this was a terrorist attack, not suicide.