The prosecutor says, I quote, “At this moment, in light of investigation, the interpretation we can give at this time is that the co-pilot through voluntary abstention refused to open the door of the cockpit to the commander, and activated the button that commands the loss of altitude … It appeared that the intention of the co-pilot, identified as Andreas Lubitz, had been "to destroy the aircraft." He said the voice recorder showed that the co-pilot had been breathing until before the moment of impact, suggesting that he was conscious and deliberate in bringing the plane down … The captain is heard pleading to get back into the cockpit, but the co-pilot, heard breathing normally until the plane crashes, does not react … You can hear the commanding pilot ask for access to the cockpit several times. He identifies himself, but the co-pilot does not provide any answer … You can hear human breathing in the cockpit up until the moment of impact … the breathing did not indicate any health problem such as a heart attack.”
Firstly, the fact that the co-pilot is heard breathing is in itself an anomaly. In most cockpit recordings, it is not possible to figure out the breathing at all due to ambient noise inside the cockpit of an aircraft. The fact the breathing is heard at all, is an indication that this breathing could not have been normal, but had to be “labored and heavy” to be audible over the other noise. Please visit these links to listen to some actual CVR recordings so you can understand how much of noise is recorded and how heavily someone would have had to breathe to be audible above this kind of noise.
As you can see, the diagram I published earlier in my book "Waiting...To Happen!" is proved correct once again…Poor Organizational Policies and procedures set in motion two chains of accident events. First leads to poor workplace conditions and creates an accident through defeating the individuals into errors and violations. The second leads through lack of adequate risk management/controls to poor defenses in terms of Technology, Training and Regulation and become causative to accidents.
Once again, the Regulatory lapses at EASA and Organizational lapses at #Germanwings have succeeded in defeating individual human performances and I the Erring Human got an opportunity to strike once again...this time killing 150!
The Erring Human.