Germanwings Crash: How Regularly Pilots Confer ‘Aircraft-Assisted Suicides’

March 28, 2015 1:22 PM

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Germanwings Crash: How Regularly Pilots Confer ‘Aircraft-Assisted Suicides’

Despite the fact that authorities said the co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed not long ago in France planned to “destroy the plane” with 150 individuals on board, purported “aircraft-assisted suicides” are uncommon, as per researchers who inspected many years of crash information. Still, they’ve happened before, and now and again, the pilots communicated their intents previously, as indicated by their study.

Out of the 7,244 lethal plane crashes in the United States from 1993 through 2012, 24 were the consequence of aircraft-assisted suicide, the authors deduced in the 2014 study as per the “Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine” journal.

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