March 25, 2015 11:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]A pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed was locked out of the cockpit.

A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”

He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down…

“We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said the official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is continuing. “But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.

…A senior French official involved in the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the lack of communication from the pilots during the plane’s descent was disturbing, and that the possibility that their silence was deliberate could not be ruled out.

“I don’t like it,” said the French official, who cautioned that his initial analysis was based on the very limited information currently available. “To me, it seems very weird: this very long descent at normal speed without any communications, though the weather was absolutely clear.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

7 responses to Pilot In Crashed Plane Was Locked Out Of Cockpit

  1. Pilotshark March 25th, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Well now that`s interesting and intriguing, Pilot uses rest room, Co-Pilot locks him out?

    Co-pilot becomes incapacitated after pilot leaves cockpit?
    Standing out side of the cockpit that pilot new his plane was descending, bet he could feel it.

    Well it will be sometime before all is known.

    • rg9rts March 26th, 2015 at 1:32 am

      Something along the line of the Air India(?) flight that ditched in the Atlantic ??

    • SeattleRainn March 26th, 2015 at 1:33 am

      Maybe the copilot had a massive heart attack

      • rg9rts March 26th, 2015 at 8:36 am

        Copilot did it on purpose

    • Gindy51 March 26th, 2015 at 7:08 am

      My husband, a retired Delta Air Lines captain, said that he had to ask a flight attendant to come in and stay in the cockpit if he had to use the restroom. I am not sure why other countries do not do this. It’s insane.

      • Suzanne McFly March 26th, 2015 at 8:04 am

        A pilot on tv said it is required to have 2 people in the cockpit at all time here in America and Europe. It is not known why this did not seem to happen in this instance.

      • Roctuna March 26th, 2015 at 8:04 am

        I think there’s two reasons for that policy. Safety and security. If the lone pilot is incapacitated the flight attendant can call for help or assist. If there’s some criminal intent it’s harder for one perp to compromise a third person in the cockpit. Most flights used to have a flight engineer in the cockpit but cost-cutting and technology has eliminated that role.