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.