In Jet's Last Moments, Calm Co-Pilot Ignores Pleas to Open Cockpit

March 27, 2015 1:59 AM

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In Jet's Last Moments, Calm Co-Pilot Ignores Pleas to Open Cockpit

Paris: Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent.

The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers' screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside i...

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