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Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:00 AM

Germanwings co-pilot 'researched suicide methods in days before crash'

Source: The Guardian

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have researched suicide methods and cockpit door security in the days before he flew the plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people, German prosecutors said on Thursday.

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Düsseldorf prosecutors said investigators found a tablet computer at co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s apartment in Düsseldorf and were able to reconstruct his computer searches from 16 March to 23 March.

Based on information from the cockpit voice recorder, investigators believe the 27-year-old Lubitz locked his captain out of the A320’s cockpit on 24 March and deliberately crashed the plane, killing everyone on board.

Prosecutors’ spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a statement that Lubitz’s search terms included medical treatment and suicide methods. On at least one day, the co-pilot looked at search terms involving cockpit doors and their security methods.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/02/germanwings-crash-second-black-box-found

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brooklynite Apr 2015 OP
Surya Gayatri Apr 2015 #1
PoliticAverse Apr 2015 #2
jwirr Apr 2015 #3
crim son Apr 2015 #4
Skittles Apr 2015 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:06 AM

1. Well, who knew? If only his psych profile had been updated

 

by the airline - if only.

If this isn't an argument in favor of compulsory and regular psych interviewing of 'safety-sensitive' workers, I don't know.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 01:54 PM

3. Planning to kill yourself is one thing - taking 149 others with you is nothing but selfishness.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 02:48 PM

4. There is no comparing this act

with an individual suicide, I agree. Anger, revenge, hatred, not simply depression, fueled the pilot's actions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 04:18 PM

5. this was not depression

the man was a psychopath

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