Ex-Girlfriend of #Germanwings co-pilot says Andreas Lubitz planned Spectacular Gesture the world would remember

Airbus crash pilot Andreas Lubitz had been planning a spectacular gesture to make everyone “remember” who he was, it was claimed on Friday night.

An ex-girlfriend of the Germanwings pilot who crashed his plane in the French Alps, killing all 149 others on board, described him as “tormented” and able to hide secrets.

Maria, 26 (not her real name), told Bild newspaper that when she heard about the crash she remembered that he had said he was going do something “that would change the system” and “make everyone remember” him.

She added: “It didn’t make sense at the time but now it all does.”

Maria, who is thought to have met Lubitz at work, said he would wake up at night screaming in terror: “We’re going down.”

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  • Brett_McS

    He has changed the system. The Europeans have now adopted the American system of requiring two flight crew in the cockpit at all times.

    • Changed 149 lives and all of their loved ones as well, not to mention his own parents.

  • BillyHW

    This will go down in history because this is the very first time ever some douchebag wanted to kill himself and bring down an entire plane with him. Congratulations Mofo!

    • I don’t think he realized how little he will be remembered.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s not the first time…I will post on that tomorrow. It is the first case in the West.

      • BillyHW

        Oh did I forget my /sarcasm tag?

        • Frau Katze

          I didn’t know myself that it had happened several times.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Maria, 26 (not her real name)
    Not Aisha, 26 (not her real name)?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    By the way, the picture of him on the bridge shows him wearing this scarf that looks rather conventional.
    But, the picture of him in the race wearing that scarf raises my Spock eyebrow.
    Nobody else is wearing a scarf.
    When I raced long distance I never wore a scarf.
    Even in the fall, it would have been a hindrance after getting used to the air.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Maybe something, maybe nothing…
      Northern Europeans love scarves.

      An American dressing like that would be a confirmed douche.
      Then again, now that I think about it, slamming an airliner full of passengers into a mountain pretty much clinches that accusation.
      Never mind.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Well, a few months ago we went to the Apple store to get my wife her Christmas present, a new iPhone.
        I saw more than a few douches there.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I bet you did!
          Can any non-douchy Apple users explain that phenomena?
          Sure, there are PC users that are dicks, but nothing on the scale of pretentious Apple users, and I always wondered about that.

          • Minicapt

            Yes, but it is very difficult to explain ‘things’ to some PC users, who appear to have spent their developing years studying with Dippers and Dems.

            Cheers

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            I asked for non-douche, but since you’re the only one that showed up at my party… 😉
            So, just what is it that makes them the way that they are?
            Yeah, in know Macs are EZ, and just work, until they don’t and all that, but why the sense of superiority?
            That, to me anyway, is like saying your new car is superior because it’s shiny and white and your gauges have been replaced by lights and the factory sealed the hood over the engine compartment.

          • Minicapt

            Mac users do not see themselves as being superior; for the most part, the personal computer is just a personal choice. What you notice is the Wintel user discovering that his choice is inferior, and that it represents him.
            If it amuses you to throw stones at the Mac user world, fill your boots; I’ve used both, and my preference is for the Mac. But it suggests to me that your acumen is rather less than you might wish.

            Cheers

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Actually this train of discussion came up just through the observations of others.
            I own an Apple iPad4, and for the most part, I think it’s a fine piece of hardware.
            Same with iPhones and iPods, but those things are more like appliances in my mind. They do one thing, and do an OK job at it, and I give it no more thought.
            I just don’t understand why their hardware choice also needs to make a lifestyle statement.

            Personally, I’d rather have a more powerful computer for the same money, or the same capability, for a lot less money, or some mix and match in between.
            In Wintel Land, I can do that. Heck I can even build a Hackentosh if I really want to sample the joys of OSX.

            So, why the implication that PC users a just a bunch of rock heads? I have been screwing with these boxes since the mid 1990’s (building and supporting them) and even bothered to pick up a few certifications along the way.
            I just don’t get the attraction.

            Having said that, any more thoughts on the douchyness factor?

          • Minicapt

            Because it is the PC rock-head who is upset to think that a Mac user may not fully approve of his computing choices; therefore the Mac users in general must be all be douche-bags.
            Plus, it has been a given that, since the arrival of ‘Bootcamp’, the best Wintel machine has always been a Mac. And that the Windows development world is focussed on being more like the Mac. And that the hardware developments of the Wintel world are equally focussed on being more like the Mac.
            And then there is the world of the non-iOS devices …

            Cheers

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            No, I really don’t care if you approve of what I buy or not, it shouldn’t bother you either way.
            I don’t care if you want to own a Mac, it’s just nothing to get on your high horse about.

          • Clink9

            I’ve noticed with phones Americans are all Apple. When I travel there I can tell the Canadians because of their Samsung and Blackberry phones. Any Canadians I know with iPhone’s are usually walking around with broken screens for some reason.

  • eMan14

    I know there are confidentiality agreements, but given the circumstances that this guys job is in a cockpit, wouldn’t it make sense for the doctor who gave him a Dr’s note to also be required to report / copy the airline if there is a medical issue that might affect the operation of the aircraft?

    • BillyHW

      This was definitely an HR fail.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        HR is fail by definition.

    • Waffle

      Ain’t hindsight great?? BTW, didn’t you get the memo that we communicate nowadays by telepathy. Emails and phone calls are no longer necessary. You should see what’s going on in the healthcare field — especially the hospitals.

    • Clink9

      In Ontario the persons drivers licence is yanked when the doctor determines a problem. You would think the same thing happens to a pilot’s licence.

      • Censored_often

        Lubitz would’ve hidden that, too, without a system in place, no?

    • tom_billesley

      He was signed off by two different doctors on the day he became a mass murderer

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3013743/Germanwings-pilot-slipped-safety-net-devastating-consequences.html

      Investigators revealed today that medical sign-off notes were found at Lubitz’s home – including at least one that covered the day of the crash – and Dusseldorf University Hospital confirmed he had been a patient there over the past two months, although it would not disclose his condition.
      More sick notes are said to have covered other days when he flew despite being told not to. But police said they found no suicide note in a five-hour search.
      Speaking to MailOnline tonight, an airline spokesman stressed the company was unaware of any medical notes and said it had been Lubitz’s responsibility to tell his employers he was unfit to fly.

      The system relies on someone who is mentally ill to report whether they are fit to fly.

  • pop

    The Isis pilot you need when you don’t have a jihadist.

    What a selfish git!

  • John
    • tom_billesley
      • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

        “Lufthansa thought it could make its planes safer through layers of screening and automated processes, but it failed to defend against the oldest enemy of all: the insistent will. To guard against this old enemy — which civilization remembered until recently — systems of checks and balances were built into critical systems to ensure that no single individual will could unilaterally control them.” Yep, checks and balances are our best defense and even that won’t always deter the enemy.