One pilot on doomed jet was locked out of cockpit; why didn’t co-pilot let him in?

Sounds revealed from the cockpit voice recorder of the doomed A320 Airbus jetliner that crashed in the Alps show one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit for the doomed jet’s final minutes, with the co-pilot unable or unwilling to let him in.

According to the New York Times, a French official described conversation between the pilots early into the flight as “very smooth, very cool.” But at some point, one of the pilots stepped out of the cockpit, and at that point, the aircraft began its descent.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer.”

He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

The disquieting conclusion?

“We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said the official, who requested anonymity because the investigation was continuing. “But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.”

Obviously, either something happened to the pilot in the cockpit, or he deliberately angled the aircraft into the mountainside.

The pilots have not been publicly identified.

Our laws, not Sharia: Female mayor tells unhappy Muslims ‘respect them, obey them, embrace them’


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles