Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

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Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

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Re: Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 06 Apr, 2015 5:06 pm

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Sadly though, it's not the first and probably won't be the last. There are actually quite a few cases of suicide by pilot, although MH370 and the germanwings flight are among the biggest in terms of loss of life. There was a malaysian silkair flight and an egypt air flight years ago where one of the flight crew were suspected of deliberately crashing the plane.
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Re: Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 06 Apr, 2015 9:33 pm

Strange things happen

This man was a chopper pilot.
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He was known to exhibit some very strange behaviour - like kicking hotel doors down instead of simply opening the door with the handle.
One day he was flying a Puma helicopter.
He turned to the co pilot and told him to take over.
Opened the door and jumped out from 5000 feet..... no parachute.

The thing was that this was in the seventies. Many chopper pilots were ex Vietnam and some exhibited some sorts of weird behaviour, so kicking hotel doors down was not seen as overly out of the ordinary.

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Re: Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

Post by cuisses » Tue 07 Apr, 2015 12:17 am

Unfortunately a certain fraction of the population has serious mental health issues at some stage in their lives. Most of these people do no harm to anyone, themselves included, although sometimes someone comes along who is both sane and clever enough to plan something destructive and insane enough to carry it out.
Occasional deliberate plane crashes are nasty, but they are rare and the number of people killed is very small compared to the number who fly.

I would be much more worried about those people in charge of launching nuclear weapons. Lots of countries have these, and a single missile can carry many independently targeted warheads.
There are of course safeguards in place to prevent deliberate launch by the mentally deranged - but as in the case of aircraft, no precaution will ever be enough. The consequences will not be pretty.
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Re: Lufthansas Answer to questions of safety and suicide.

Post by McGavin » Tue 07 Apr, 2015 7:14 am

cuisses wrote:Unfortunately a certain fraction of the population has serious mental health issues at some stage in their lives. Most of these people do no harm to anyone, themselves included, although sometimes someone comes along who is both sane and clever enough to plan something destructive and insane enough to carry it out.
Yep, he was a mass murderer not suicidal!

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