Hmm, how did this happen? Why did one pilot refuse to open the door for his partner? Someone I had coffee with this morning is sure that one pilot left to use the men’s room, while the other had a heart attack and died. Ya’ think? Must be because otherwise we’re looking at yet another example of Congregational Terrorism, CT™, not to be confused with the state.
Or, as President Obama would say, “When folks are just flying to Dusseldorf and other folks decide to take down the airplane… ”
As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed amid a relatively clear sky, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.
A senior French military official involved in the investigation described a “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf, Germany. 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.”
Undoubtedly a heart attack. What a shame.