Andreas Lubitz, the pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 traveling from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, reportedly “practiced” his plan to crash the airplane.
It is reported today that the pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, Andreas Lubitz, “practiced” his plan to crash the airplane on its outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona. In my opinion, it is more likely that he started to implement his horrific plan, but panicked and aborted it before it actually got started.
He was experienced with the airplane and its operation—Lubitz would not have had the slightest need to practice the settings he would use to cause the airplane to descend to its fiery fate.
The question in my mind is what did he do while waiting for the return flight that encouraged him to execute his diabolical deed? Whatever it was had to have been something that caused him to have no fear of death. I base this on the reports that he was breathing steadily without any sign of distress throughout the entire descent, right up to the moment the airplane crashed and its systems stopped recording.
Since I doubt very much that he had perfected the art of meditation to the point of Zen-like serenity, it is my guess that he took some drug that eliminated his need for the courage to face his own death and his decision to murder all those innocent passengers.
If my guess is correct then, in addition to being a mass murderer, Andreas Lubitz is fairly labeled a demented coward.
He may have sought fame, but all he achieved is ignominy.