Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

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Re: Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby CalWilliam » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:30 pm

I hope this terrible news won't become a potencial movie in a decade or so.

I assume psychological tests will be more meticulous and harder for new pilots from now on.
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Re: Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:33 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
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Why wasn't a flight attendant brought into the cockpit when the pilot went to the restroom?



I was surprised too - but it seems that that isn't required by the German aviation laws.

Yes, but expect that to change. Three airlines including airlines from Canada and the Netherlands, have since Luftanza's news conference this morning, announced that this rule will now be imposed.



I am sure that several airlines will change that now.

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Re: Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:31 pm

ITALIANO wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:
Why wasn't a flight attendant brought into the cockpit when the pilot went to the restroom?



I was surprised too - but it seems that that isn't required by the German aviation laws.

Yes, but expect that to change. Three airlines including airlines from Canada and the Netherlands, have since Luftanza's news conference this morning, announced that this rule will now be imposed.
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Re: Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby ITALIANO » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:45 pm

Big Magilla wrote:
Why wasn't a flight attendant brought into the cockpit when the pilot went to the restroom?



I was surprised too - but it seems that that isn't required by the German aviation laws.

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Re: Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:11 am

This is an unfolding horror story. Now that we know that it was suicide/murder by the 28-year-old co-pilot, reverberations will be felt throughout the worldwide aviation industry.

So many questions, of which the most obvious are:

Why did he do what he did? Was it planned or spontaneous?

Why wasn't a flight attendant brought into the cockpit when the pilot went to the restroom?
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Barcelona to Dusseldorf Flight Tragedy

Postby CalWilliam » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:41 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/world ... .html?_r=0

What's happened today is terrible. All those countless mourning families... Terrible. Human defencelessness goes beyond all assimilation.
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