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I'm glued to CNN and the live press conference by the CEO of Lufthansa. Andreas Lubitz passed all tests and was fully fit to fly. He firmly stands behind their training.

Lubitz had a break in his training. I hope they find out why. Seems to me they should rely more on ongoing psychological testing than medical.
I agree with the psychological tests BBH plus a thorough investigation into their past mental health as well as their medical health before they're allowed to fly passenger planes.

I do not know how they can rule out terrorism To me it has all the hall marks of IS   The very security system prevented the pilot   doing anything about it  Certainly food for thought  ,Is this what happened to the other plane they can't find?
Like Caz, I don't think it was ISIS either which was behind this crash or the Malaysian one either, particularly if you take into account a worryingly similar crash in 2013 involving Mozambique flight TM470 - http://www.ibtimes.com/pilot-suicide-when-its-captain-who-crashes-plane-1519756

In fact this will be the 9th time since 1982 that a pilot either has committed suicide, or is suspected of having done so, by crashing a passenger plane - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_by_pilot

The bottom line is that these suicide-murder people are mentally ill, no matter how normal and stable they may have appeared to others.  Look at Thomas Hamilton, for a start.

Btw I've just been hearing on the news that since the MH370 tragedy many airline companies are now putting three people in the cockpit to stop this happening.  Unfortunately Germanwings wasn't one of them.
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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/27/earth-hour-millions-switch-off-lights-climate-change-saturday

8.30pm. So little publicity for this. It's quite shocking.
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Me neither Nigel! I've always been terrified of flying....especially on take off and landing! A few years back, I had to make regular flights to Glasgow to visit sick relatives and though we were only in the air for an hour, I hated every minute! Whenever there was the slightest bump or change of engine noise, I'd look at the faces of the cabin crew every time, to see if they looked worried! Rolling Eyes As far as this crash is concerned, I'm horrified that the co pilot, if he wanted to die, made the decision to take all those people and innocent children with him!  shocking

I know exactly how you feel Nigel.  I used to work for BEA and hate flying.  My husband gets fed up with me saying every time there is a change of sound or bump ' What's that'.  He also worked for BEA.  I still fly as our daughter lives in the USA and we have to go and see her.  I take rescue remedy which is a great help.
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