Aviation, Germanwings

Germanwings just got very ugly

By Camilo on March 26, 2015 0 Comments

A French prosecutor has accused the First Officer, Andreas Lubitz, of deliberately crashing Germanwings 9525 into the Alps. After the aircraft reached cruise altitude, the Captain left the cockpit. Germanwings apparently does not require two people to be in the cockpit during the absence of one pilot, so the First Officer was able to use … Continue Reading

Aviation, Germanwings

Updates on Germanwings 9525

By Camilo on March 25, 2015 0 Comments

Wall Street Journal: the pilots didn’t speak to air traffic control much during the descent – if it was an emergency descent for depressurization, they were probably talking to each other, making sure they were managing the descent. Good video there too. @AviationSafety tweets the vertical profile. It’s consistent with a controlled, albeit steep descent … Continue Reading

Aviation, Germanwings

Germanwings A320 Down

By Camilo on March 24, 2015 0 Comments

CNN opens the speculation cavalcade with this video on Germanwings flight 9525. Curiously, the airplane descended with a constant speed and angle (assuming the graphic depicting vertical profile is accurate). Commentator Chad Myers, a meteorologist, is right to conclude that it was not an uncontrolled descent. This brings to mind the possibility of controlled flight … Continue Reading