I never had a fear of flying. Still, the French crash of the Germanwings Airbus has me totally freaked out.
I remember the EgyptAir crash from 1999. The airline tried to hide the suicidal cause, if memory serves.
And now I worry this is why MH370 was never found. An airline cockpit is an impenetrable cocoon.
Although uncommon, such incidents are not unheard of. Since the mid-1970s, air-crash investigations have brought to light eight others in which intentional actions by a pilot or co-pilot to bring down an aircraft were either confirmed or suspected.
The Daily Mail asks,
Was Andreas Lubitz inspired by other plane disasters? Germanwings pilot’s actions echo recent tragedies – and could explain what happened to MH370
Is there an industry that has a higher percentage of unhappy employees than the airlines?
I’m still not scared to fly. But none of this is comforting.