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German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:18 pm
by jetskit
Sad news today after yet another flight crashes.

The Airbus A320 - flight 4U 9525 - went down between Digne and Barcelonnette. There are no survivors, officials say.
The "black box" flight recorder has been found, the French interior minister says. The cause of the crash is not known and the plane did not send a distress signal.
The dead are believed to include 16 German schoolchildren.
French and German leaders have expressed shock.
"This is the hour in which we all feel deep sorrow," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters, adding that she was planning to travel to the crash site.
At least one rescue helicopter has reached the site, in a remote mountain area.
Gilbert Sauvan, a local council official, told Les Echos newspaper that the plane had "disintegrated".
"The largest debris is the size of a car," he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32030270

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:31 pm
by NeurAxaL
these past two years have been awful for civil aviation.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:25 am
by iqmal_97
This is truly saddening. Another blow to the aviation world. :(

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:21 pm
by Neocon
They are talking about the flight recorder and listening to what was going on in the audio recording. That made me wonder why they don't have video recordings for every part of the airplane. Cameras are not that expensive and could add a lot more information to this kind of investigation.

As far as that goes, though, why don't commercial airlines use satellite connections to constantly upload their recordings to a cloud-based data storage so they don't have to worry so much about finding the black box?

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:16 pm
by VNAF ONE
The entire world's commercial aviation industry seems to stay behind the innovations of technology and advances it could present. This is one of the reasons MH370 has yet to have been found, simply because aviation hasn't caught up to current tracking and locating technology. Most systems we use are anywhere from 25 to 50 years old technology to navigate and communicate.

Yes, I agree that there should now be more ways to monitor or record what's going on in the aircraft and the fact that it still takes weeks to decipher recordings and data shows that aircraft investigation too is behind the power curve. However it also is important to realize that some methods such as maintaining a cloud-based data storage and putting up more satellites to accommodate such an increase in storage would be quite an expense I don't think any airline is willing to pay.

This really is a tragic accident and I'm very curious of what happened. Most recent reports have said that one of the pilots left the cockpit (reason is yet to be known) and was later heard banging on the door to get back in. Not sure what happened to the other pilot and only American carriers are required to have 2 flight crew in the cockpit at all times (i.e. a Flight Attendant).

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:09 pm
by TheNicofabi
Well... since i guess as a German i hear things before you guys from the looks of it but the Pilot was supposedly taking a Toilet break and never let into the Cockpit anymore. It was already said that it was an intentional crash of the Co-Pilot. Air Berlin and EasyJet now have done changes and now want aswell the 4 eye cockpit thing. I am not going to state this as truth though... since i had the suspicion of suicide for some weird reason from the beginning but all that is what News so far spread here.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:21 pm
by Welshy
It is truth, investigators have said he wanted to kill himself and therefore crashed the plane into the ground.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:30 pm
by VNAF ONE
Honestly, suicide is the most logical explanation I can really think of for this situation. Prayers for the families and friends of those tragically lost. Terrible thing that this guy felt it necessary to take 150 lives with his.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:16 pm
by Gunny
Horrifyingly selfish act.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:49 am
by Flake
Mother Fu-

I don't give a damn what sort of distressed mental state you are in. There is NO excuse for slaughtering 150 people who put their trust in you!

May the scum bag rot in hell.

How could the families even come to terms with this?

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German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:27 am
by Neocon
I was watching the news this afternoon and they were going through a long list of times this has happened in the past. One guy took nearly 300 people with him. As far as I could tell, none of them were about anything other than a suicidal pilot taking other people with them, nothing to do with making a political statement.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:06 am
by iqmal_97
Reminds me of an vintage airplane movie in which the title I have completely forgot. The husband decides to make a suicide attempt by crashing a passenger aircraft. Nobody would suspect the crash was caused by a person and the widow would receive the insurance money.

Though I do understand the reasoning behind all of this, I'd never imagine it'd be happening during my lifetime. Such selfish people.

German wings A320 crashes in French Alps

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:19 pm
by Stingx
Some news came in saying that he rehearsed altitude descents prior to the crash.

NPR Report
Reuters

Shame on me, but atm I feel more troubled for the pilot than the passengers lost.