Officials say co-pilot intentionally crashed Germanwings Airbus
Sunday, March 29, 2015
On thevoice recorder, the captain can be heard trying to get back into the cockpit. Transponder data indicates the autopilot was told to descend form 38,000 to 100 feet. The last part of the recording contains screaming during the sudden decent.
Investigators are still searching for the plane's.
The co-pilot started training in 2008, and was diagnosed in 2009 with serious depression according to Lufthansa chief executive .. Later he completed his training and passed all his tests to pilot, according to
In light of this incident, several airlines announced a ban on leaving any one person alone in the cockpit.
The flight path and altitude chart can be seen in the images below.
- "Germanwings crash: Co-pilot 'treated for depression'" — , March 27, 2015
- Josh Levs, Laura Smith-Spark, Holly Yan. "Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot deliberately crashed plane, officials say" — , March 26, 2015