• **UPDATE** NOT GOOD: Pilot Was Locked Out Of Cockpit Before Crash

    ***As feared, the crash was a suicide mission/mass murder on the part of the co-pilot. Updates below.***

    As officials continue to struggle to find answers about why the Germanwings plane crashed, an investigator discovered evidence that suggested that one pilot had left the cockpit and was unable to get back in.

    A senior military official involved in the investigation said that he heard “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight. Then he heard audio that suggested 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, and then he hits the door stronger, and no answer…You can hear he is trying to smash the door down,” the investigator said.

    The audio did provide some insight into the possible cause of the crash; however, it also left many questions unanswered. One official, who requested anonymity because the investigation was continuing, said this: “We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out, but what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.”

    When the plane crashed it had enough speed that is was virtually liquified, killing all of the 144 passengers aboard and unfortunately left little to no clues.

    One of the biggest remaining questions is that neither of the pilots communicated with air traffic controllers as the plane was descending, which suggests that the pilots or the plane’s automated systems may have been trying to maintain control of the aircraft as it lost altitude.

    But plane crashes often taken months, or even years to figure out the exact cause of a crash, and the crash of the Germanwings plane is proving to be shrouded in mystery.

    UPDATE. Mail Online is reporting that the plane crash was a deliberate suicide mission/mass murder on the part of the co-pilot:

    The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings jet locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to ‘destroy the plane’, it was sensationally revealed today.

    French prosecutor Brice Robin gave further chilling details of the final ten minutes in the cockpit before the Airbus A320 plunged into the French Alps killing 150 people.

    Revealing data extracted from the black box voice recorder, he said the co-pilot – 28-year-old German Andreas Lubitz – locked his captain out after the senior officer left the cockpit.

    At that point, Lubitz used the flight managing system to put the plane into a descent, something that can only be done manually – and deliberately.

    He said: ‘The intention was to destroy the plane. Death was instant. The plane hit the mountain at 700kmh (430mph).

    ‘I don’t think that the passengers realised what was happening until the last moments because on the recording you only hear the screams in the final seconds’.

    More updates as they come in…

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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