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Comment: Re:Pilots must remain in control (Score 1) 379

by bughunter (#49356763) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

I agree with that. I suspect that if there had been another pilot in the cockpit at all times, Lubitz would have reconsidered his decision rather than engage in a brawl.

Punching a fatal command into a FMS s a different kind of act entirely than physically incapacitating another human, especially a colleague.

It's entirely possible that his decision was spur of the moment (2nd degree) rather than something he had been planning, or else he had been waiting for an opportunity as you describe. But without a letter or other statement intent from Lubitz, all we can do is speculate.

Comment: Pilots must remain in control (Score 4, Insightful) 379

by bughunter (#49355377) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

Unfortunately, if one of the pilots wants to take the aircraft somewhere (be it into the side of a mountain, or to Cuba, or wherever) there's little the engineers, airlines or ATC can do about it. Any security measure will have a gap.

And also, the pilots must have control of the aircraft. It's far more likely that an exception to protocol or security will be required to save lives than to endanger them.

Comment: Re:Humans are sexually dimorphic (Score 1) 737

by bughunter (#49350133) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Well just for you, then, and only for you, the answer is she should remove her clothes and give him a world class beej while distracting him from the switch she's flipping to unlock the door. And then the pilot comes in and makes it a three-way. Because in your world all flight attendants are hot, slutty females.

Ignorant ass.

Comment: Re:Risk Management (Score 1) 737

by bughunter (#49349897) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Not to mention that a person intent on committing suicide by pushing buttons and manipulating flight controls may still not have the motivation to physically harm another person directly.

It may not sound obvious to some, reading words on a screen. But put yourself in the copilot's seat. It takes a different kind of person to kill a flight attendant than it does to drive a plane into a mountainside.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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