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At the crash site, a senior official working on the investigation said, workers found the casing of the plane’s other so-called black box, the flight data recorder, but the memory card containing data on the plane’s altitude, speed, location and condition was not inside, apparently having been thrown loose or destroyed by the impact.
'I'm planning a heinous act that will be remembered forever': Killer pilot's ex-girlfriend says he shared chilling prophecy before Alps crash and woke up from nightmares shouting 'we're going down'
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr
According to investigators the terrain warning did go off just before impact as it should have.
originally posted by: FissionSurplus
I'm late into this thread, but I wanted to add a few things. First of all, the first day within an hour or two of the crash, I heard our national news say two important things: The plane had sent out a general SOS before the crash, and also that it had descended normally.
The very next day, they said there was NO SOS, and the plane descended rapidly.
One more thing: People that are suicidal are, for the most part, only concerned about killing themselves. The thought of killing others is not something that is typical. Taking out" as many people as possible" is VERY out of character for a suicidal person.
The whole thing is incredibly suspicious and so much of it doesn't make sense.
originally posted by: Okinawa
"Plane crashes are not just massive tragedies, they said. They're potential financial disasters for airlines and airplane manufacturers, who will do their utmost to minimize their role in any crash in hopes of minimizing their liability."
I believe that is what is happening here. Germanwings has released a news statement on their official Facebook page that reads as an attempt for damage control to save their reputation as quickly as possible. Personally I believe that this crash is more than it seems and it is far to late to protect their reputation because: -
1. The damage to the parent airline Lufthansa is already done considering their stocks, and the hefty damage payouts of up to €50,000 may put them on the edge of bankruptcy.
2. The co-pilot is a scapegoat and this crash has a lot more to do with money and politics.
In saying that though I am very unsure of what will follow from this crash and the aftermath and I doubt we will ever really know, until another incident as tragic and appalling as this one happens again.