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and only scars remain ...

in memory of the victims of the germanwings crash

 

2015

 

march 24, 2015 ... a day like any other day. crew arriving at the airport for the daily briefing prior to fly the germanwings airbus a320 - an ex-lufthansa a320 on which I have flown in 2012 - to barcelona, spain, and back full-house to düsseldorf, germany.

for the return flight, a flight supposed to be a flight as normal as always, the crew boarded their passangers at barcelona airport as usual ... a colourful mix of nationalities, ages, sexes ...

the cabin crew closed the doors of the aircraft, did their pre-flight check as did the two pilots up front in the cockpit.

normal routine ... as always

germanwings flight 9525 took off and climbed to their supposed altitude.

in the cabin the service was about to start taking care of mothers with children, elderly people, a group of pupils from a school near düsseldorf returning home after a joint tour to spain with their teacher ...

pure routine ... like everyday

on short-haul tours even crew members do have to go to the lavatory some time during the flight, and this is exactly what the captain did leaving the first officer taking care of the aircraft while he was away.

he closed the cockpit door which is securely sealed for safety reasons since SEP 11 ... to get back in the captain had to enter a code to be monitored via a camera prior to be being allowed in the cockpit ... this is a normal procedure ever since 2001 and the captain did exactly that waiting for the door to open.

as nothing happened he tried again ... and again ... and again ... without getting any answer from the first officer.

even trying to get in contact with the first officer over the cabin interphone was in vain while the aircraft began to sink rapidly ... as far as the public knows the captain tried to open the door with a crash axe, however, unsuccessfully as the cockpit doors - since the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon - are unbreakable ...

the aircraft was in rapid descent while flying over the french alps when - after a while - it hit the mountains at 10:41 a.m. killing all 150 people on board.

after several months of investigation, air accident specialists came to the conclusion that the first officer committed suicide with 149 innocent people he was in charge of ...

and only scars remain ...

art works | by jörg galka-teisseyre & art productions new york city

a 24-months's long cooperation started with art productions new york city

 

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