4U 9525 – First report leaves question marks

The preliminary examination of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) allows a first glimpse into the events occurring aboard the Germanwings flight. According to the French investigation agency, the Captain left the flight deck and a descent was intentionally initiated by the First Officer subsequently.
The reason for this descent as well as the answer to the question why the First Officer did not react later on, remain unknown at this time.

The question why the Captain was unable to return to the flight deck remains unanswered as well. To answer all these questions, it is vital to quickly locate and carefully examine the Flight Data Recorder (FDR). “We should not rush to conclusions based upon limited data. The reasons that led to this tragic accident will only be determined after all data sources have been thoroughly examined” said Ilja Schulz, president of the German Airline Pilots Association, Vereinigung Cockpit.

Vereinigung Cockpit cautions against hastily implementing measures as a result of this disaster. Once the investigation is completed, government agencies, airlines and pilots have to start working on procedures aimed at eliminating such tragedies in the future.

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