Finnish YLE reports that people who knew the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, of the Germanwings plane need more evidence that he would have crashed the plane. The article says he was a decent guy with a girlfriend and a lot of friends. People who knew him cannot believe he would have perpetrated the crime.
This of course supports the suggestion I made yesterday that Lubitz seems like a fall guy. I need more than the word of some anonymous investigators to believe he simply snapped and killed all those people.
BBC writes: “Reports in the German media indicate Andreas Lubitz had been depressed.” If the media says Lubitz was a reptilian shapeshifter or he was the reincarnation of a WWII kamikaze-pilot, then “reports in the media indicate” he was one, but that does not make it true. A BBC transport correspondent asks: “Did he owe money? Was there a grudge? They’ll look at his religion, whether he was in trouble with the law, whether he had a stable love life.”
If you start with the conclusion that Lubitz did what he has been accused of doing, and then try to force a motive onto him, you’ll be bound to find something bad about his history. Everybody has had problems. We’ve been depressed, angry, disappointed, jealous, had monetary problems and so on. Very few actually just snap and commit mass murder. I need more evidence than “he was depressed”. I’ve been depressed too, I guess the only reason I haven’t committed mass murder is that I’m not a pilot.
The article writes: “News site Bild also refers to confidential medical records to assert that the co-pilot went through a “heavily depressive episode”, and that was why he broke off training for several months six years ago”, and adds “However, none of these assertions have been official unconfirmed.” Did they use Google translate and not double-check the sentence? I guess he was being brainwashed by ISIS or something during the “depressive episode”, right?
Another BBC article has one of the rescue workers, Jean Sebastien Beaud, describe the crash site. He says: “As a rescuer you see a lot of accidents and ugly things, but never anything on this scale.” Another comment is: “The scene was surreal. We saw first human remains and as there is no survivors, our mission is to take pictures of the scene”. That doesn’t sound like he’s been a gruesome bloodfest, and seen “ugly things” of a scale he is used to. He’s just calmly describing stuff that doesn’t really sound like a first-hand account.
I do agree with him the scene is surreal. Still no proper wreckage, still no bodies. How about showing at least some of those pictures with “human remains”?
I’m still waiting for the alternative media to wake up and notice there’s something off here, but quite happily Chris Spivey has noticed this whole affair is suspicious. He comments that cockpit doors aren’t that sturdy, and people would get through it in a few minutes whether or not the door is locked. Spivey hasn’t done that much research on the alleged crash, but I know he’s a busy guy. I’m just happy to see someone is thinking around the same line as me. It makes me feel less crazy. I don’t think I’m just making it up that this incident stinks.
EDIT: What Really Happened website expressed doubts on the murder-suicide explanation as well:
“Who was Andreas Lubitz? Germanwings co-pilot who ‘intentionally killed’ 150 passengers in deliberate Alps crash
Note the quote marks around ‘intentionally killed’. People are already doubting this story. As this article indicates, there was no indication of a man ready to commit suicide and take 150 people along with him. The story of a suicide/mass murder is the product of this single French Prosecutor who is grabbing his fifteen minutes of fame with sensational claims which newspapers and TV are eager to parrot to attract audience. But not all the parts of the story are substantiated just yet. That the cockpit door was closed is a given, because of security rules. But since the digital flight recorder for the aircraft has not been recovered, there is no factual basis to claim that Lubitz intentionally altered the flight controls, or was even conscious in the cockpit. As other media have reported, the cockpit voice recorder only hears the sounds of the Captain outside the cockpit trying to get in. There are no recorded noise from within the cockpit. Hopefully the DFR will be recovered in a usable condition soon.
There is one other aspect we should look at. There have been previous crashes of airlines blamed on suicidal pilots, such as EgyptAir 990. But behind the headlines of a crazed lone-nut pilot there were indications that EgyptAir 990 was carrying a cargo to Egypt (along with high-ranking Egyptian military officers) that a third party did not wish to arrive. One major clue to the real story of that crash is that a special deep-salvage company that is an expert in toxic and radioactive cargoes was called in to recover something from the wreckage of the plane. So, it will be interesting to keep an eye on the cargo manifest for the A320.”
EDIT 2: 21st Century Wire writes:
“While authorities have been quick to implicate Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, we must consider the following…
The Boeing 777 along with other Boeing models, can in fact be flown remotely through the use of independent embedded software and satellite communication. Once this advanced system is engaged, it can disallow any pilot or potential hijacker from controlling a plane, as the rooted setup uses digital signals that communicate with air traffic control, satellite links, as well as other government entities for the remainder of a flight’s journey.
This technology is known as the Boeing Honeywell ‘Uninterruptible’ Autopilot System.
The mere existence of this technology would most certainly provide the final piece to a number of seemingly unsolved airline disaster puzzles in recent years…
In the YouTube clip below French investigators discuss the possibility of an automatic pilot. additionally, reporters question theories of lithium batteries being held in the plane’s cargo bay.”
This makes sense to me that the plane might been remote controlled by the hi-jackers working with the French government.
Perämiehen tunteneet vaativat lisätodisteita syyllisyydestä – “Hän oli tavallinen mukava poika”: http://yle.fi/uutiset/peramiehen_tunteneet_vaativat_lisatodisteita_syyllisyydesta__han_oli_tavallinen_mukava_poika/7893361
Germanwings crash: German police search co-pilot’s home: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32081681
Germanwings plane crash: Rescuer describes scene: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32075559
Here Isn’t The News: http://chrisspivey.org/here-isnt-the-news/