Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pilot Of Crashed Plane Had Been Promoted Despite Failing Test

Back on March 24, 2015, a Germanwings airplane crashed into an Alpine mountainside in southeastern France after the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, reportedly locked the captain out of the cockpit.  As now reported by the New York Post:
The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews with his flight instructors.
Andreas Lubitz was promoted anyway. But his training difficulties were one more "red flag" that should have caused Lufthansa and the airline's Arizona flight school to take a closer look and discover his history of depression, asserted attorneys representing families of crash victims.
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