Germanwings pilot intentionally crashes plane, killing 150 people, https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germanwings-pilot-intentionally-crashes-plane-killing-150-people. An estimated 11 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the water. The angry crowd was opposed to fighting for the freedom of slaves, as Phillips advocated. Germanwings planes sit idle during an Aug. 29, 2014, nationwide six-hour strike by Germanwings pilots at Tegel Airport in Berlin. All Rights Reserved. Evidence uncovered by German investigators at Lubitz’s home at Montabaur, in the Rhineland, following the crash, suggest he destroyed doctors’ notes advising him to take time off work. HISTORY reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it is complete and accurate. Germanwings Crash: How One Pilot Was Alone at the Controls. Shortly afterward, the captain, 34-year-old Patrick Sondenheimer, requested that the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz, take over the controls while he left the cockpit, probably to use the bathroom. The first half of Germanwings … The email, sent by the then 27-year-old to his doctor two weeks before the crash and published by German newspaper Bild, reportedly says: “I am afraid to go blind and I can't get this possibility out of my head. The co-pilot had been flying for Germanwings since June 2014 and was the holder a class 1 medical certificate that was first issued in April 2008 and had been revalidated . Golden, the younger of the two boys, asked to be excused from his class, pulled a fire alarm and then ran to join Johnson in a wooded area 100 yards away ...read more, On March 24, 1862, abolitionist orator Wendell Phillips is booed while attempting to give a lecture in Cincinnati, Ohio. The aircraft gently leveled off at its cruising altitude of … Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old German, has been identified as the co-pilot of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board. In December 1974, the North Vietnamese launched a major attack against ...read more. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. He took time off from the program in 2009 to undergo treatment for psychological problems but later was readmitted and obtained his commercial pilot’s license in 2012. “If it wasn't for the eyes, everything would be fine.". Despite the 1973 Paris Peace Accords cease fire, the fighting had continued between South Vietnamese forces and the North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Germanwings Crash: How Often Pilots Commit 'Aircraft-Assisted Suicide' Researchers examined 20 years of plane crash data to delve into suicides. On March 24, 2015, the co-pilot of a German airliner deliberately flies the plane into the French Alps, killing himself and the other 149 people onboard. Sounds captured on the recorder show one pilot banging on the door after being locked out of the cockpit. Instances of pilots using planes to commit suicide are rare. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. The Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed on 24 March 2015 killing all 149 people on board, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Executives, pilots and employees of German airline Lufthansa have held a minute of silence at company headquarters for the 150 people who died in the Germanwings crash. Germanwings suicide pilot's family claims it has fresh evidence that will clear his name Save Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings crash pilot, taking part in a 10-mile run Updated March 26, 2015 22:38:17 Germanwings Flight 9525 was a scheduled international passenger flight from BarcelonaEl Prat Airport in Spain to Dsseldorf Airport in Germany The flight was operated by Germanwings, a lowcost carrier owned by the German airline Lufthansa On (Dec 01, 2020), the aircraft, an Airbus A320211, crashed 100 km 62 mi the crash was caused deliberately by the copilot, Andreas Lubitz, who hadnbsp Will Germanwings revelations affect safety procedures? Flowers are left in front of the monument in homage to the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 in Le Vernet, southeastern France, Andreas Lubitz was deemed ‘unsuitable for flight duties’ for a period of time during his training with Lufthansa and was receiving regular treatment for depression, sources have claimed as investigators focus their inquiry on his personal life and background, People believed to be relatives of the deceased crew on Germanwings flight 4U9525 comfort each other at a reception centre in Le Vernet, France, Rescue workers gather with friends and relatives of those killed onboard Germanwings flight 4U9525 at a reception centre in Le Vernet, France, Flags representing some of the nationalities of the victims are seen as family members and relatives gather near the crash site of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps, German and Spain flags symbolizing some of the nationalities of the victims are seen as family members and relatives gather for a ceremony in Le Vernet near the crash site of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps, Flags symbolizing some of the nationalities of the victims, are seen near the memorial stele in Le Vernet during a ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of an Airbus A320 in the French Alps, French gendarmes and investigators make their way through debris from wreckage on the mountainside at the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French gendarmes and investigators work amongst the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps, French gendarmes and investigators make their way through the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps, Wreckage of the Airbus A320 is seen at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps, A body of a victim is evacuated by a French Gendarmerie rescue helicopter from the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, Rescue workers recover bodies of victims from the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French military personnel work amongst the debris of the Airbus A320 at the site of the crash, near Seyne-les-Alpes, French Alps, A helicopter of the French Gendarmerie flies over the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, Search and rescue workers make their way through debris at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps, above the town of Seyne-les-Alpes, southeastern France, Flowers and lit candles are placed on the ground in Cologne Bonn airport, Victims’ relatives join carers outside the school gym in Seyne, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr, left, and Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann arrive for a press conference near the Germanwings headquarters in Cologne, Germany, Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot that crashed the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, Buses loaded with relatives of victims are escorted after their arrival at Marseille airport, southern France, Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France, An Airbus plane of German airline Lufthansa carrying onboard relatives of the Germanwings plane crash victims takes off from the Duesseldorf airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany, en route to Marseille, A Germanwings employee places flowers in commemoration of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps, at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Members of German Government Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from right, hold a minute of silence to commemorate the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Realtives of passengers of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps leave the Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime towards Barcelona El Prat airport where a lufthansa plane will fly to Marseille, in Barcelona, Spain, Olivier Cousin (R), director of the mountain rescue team, which is responsible for the safety of the emergency workers on site, gives an interview in Seyne Les Alpes, France, Alpine climbers take off in a police helicopter in Seyne Les Alpes, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), French President Francois Hollande (C) and Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pay respect to victims in front of the mountain in Seyne-les-Alpes, the day after the air crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320, A member of the search and rescue personnel stands at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, Search and rescue personnel at the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, A sealed container holds black box from the German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget Airbus A320 crash, The voice data recorder of the Germanwings jetliner that crashed in the French Alps, Germanwings employees cry as they place flowers and lit candles outside the company headquarters in Cologne Bonn airport, A student who knew some of the German students involved in a crashed plane, reacts during a minute of silence in front of the council building in Llinars del Valles, near Barcelona, Spain, Photograph of victims, flowers and candles stand outside the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school where pupils had gathered to pay tribute to 16 students and two teachers from the school who were on Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed yesterday in southern France on March 25, 2015 in Haltern, Germany, Pupils gather at the Joseph-Koenig-Gymnasium high school to pay tribute to 16 students and two teachers from the school who were on Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed yesterday in southern France in Haltern, Germany, Students gather in front of the Josef-König secondary school in Haltern am See, western Germany, where some of the Germanwings plane crash victims studied, A Lufthansa employee signs in a condolence book in Frankfurt, Germany, The flags of (L-R) Aragon, Spain and the European Union are lowered to half-mast at the Regional Assembly of Aragon in Zaragoza, Spain, as a sign of respect for the victims of the German plane crash in the French Alps, The German and the European Union flags hang at half mast in memory of the victims of the plane crash in France in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, French President François Hollande with Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia pay their respects to the victims of the German plane crash in the French Alps, Debris from the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the crash site in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne, Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes after the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 over the French Alps, Staff members of Germanwings and Lufthansa hold a candlelight vigil outside their headquarters in Cologne, A photo provided by the French Gendarmerie shows the crash site in the French Alps, A rescue helicopter from the French Gendarmerie flies over the French Alps, as day fades into night near to the crash site of the Airbus A320, A general view of the crash site of a Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps above Seyne-les-Alpes is pictured in this photo provided by the French Gendarmerie, Family members of people involved in a crashed plane arrives at the Barcelona airport in Spain, Rescue helicopters from the French Gendarmerie and the Air Force are seen in front of the French Alps during a rescue operation near to the crash site, A helicopter of the French National Gendarmerie is seen in Seyne, south-eastern France, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images, French emergency services workers (back) and members of the French gendarmerie gather in Seyne, south-eastern France, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, An helicopter of civil security services is seen in Seyne, south-eastern France, near the site where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in the French Alps, Relatives of passangers of the Germanwings plane crashed in French Alps arrive escorted by police officer at Terminal 2 of Barcelona El Prat airport in Barcelona, Relatives of passangers of the Germanwings plane crashed in French Alps arrive at Terminal 2 of Barcelona El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Relatives of passengers killed in Germanwings plane crash arrive at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Police escort a family member of an aircrash victim at Barcelona's El Prat airport, French firefighters prepare to take-off in Digne-les-Bains for the crash site of an Airbus A320, in the French Alps, A family member of a passenger killed in Germanwings plane crash reacts as he arrives at Barcelona's El Prat airport, People arrive at a holding area for friends and relatives of passengers on Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf at Dusseldorf International Airport in Dusseldorf, Germany, People waiting for flight 4U 9525 are lead away by airport staff at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, A relative (C) of passangers of the Germanwings plane crashed in French Alps arrives at the Terminal 2 of the Barcelona El Prat airport, A man who appears to have waited for the missing flight 4U 9525 reacts at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, epa04676936 A man looks at a monitor showing a map released on the webpage 'flightradar24 with the exact point where the radar signal of the crashed Airbus A320 aircraft operated by German budget airline 'Germanwings' went missing near Barcelonnette, in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in Madrid, Spain.