Friday, March 27, 2015

Germanwings Crash: Searching for Answers

Three days ago a Germanwings passenger plane crashed into the side of the French Alps killing all 150 people on board the aircraft. There has been speculation that the co-pilot of the flight, Andreas Lubitz crashed the plane purposefully. The Germanwings flight was en route from Barcelona, Spain to Düsseldorf, Germany. You can see a timeline of events of the plane here.

It has now been revealed that the Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz had an illness that he had kept secret from his employer. CNN states that, "investigators found ripped, recent medical leave notes, including for the day of the offence (crash)." This leads to, "preliminary conclusion" that "[Lubitz] kept his illness secret from his professional environment." The prosecutor did not reveal what the illness was.

The use of the words "preliminary conclusion" is interesting to me because it shows that what they have found is not final and that there could be more answers. A lot of people have jumped to conclusions thinking that the Co-Pilot crashed the plane on purpose, but in reality, no one really knows yet.

I find it interesting throughout this whole tragedy that mostly everything is inferred from the evidence that was given. Everything that is said on the major news networks such as Fox News and CNN is an interpretation.There is no one answer to this tragedy yet and it still remains a mystery why the plane was crashed. It could have been intentional or it could have been an accident. It is interesting to see how every country is helping somehow to find the answers as to why the crash happened.

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