Canada Issues Immediate Order Mandating 2 in the Cockpit

March 26, 2015 7:46 PM

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Canada's transport minister issued an immediate order requiring two crew members to be in the flight deck at all times in the wake of news that a co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane into the French Alps.

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Thursday that the government is also reviewing all policies and procedures and is watching the situation in Europe closely. It is standard operating procedure to have two crew members in the flight deck in the U.S. It is not in Canada.

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