NYTimes says one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit

Posted By on March 26, 2015

News is slowly trickling or leaking out as to what may have happened to Germanwings Flight 9525 with 150 people on board in the mountain region of southern France. The lastest indication from a New York Times report is that one of the pilots left the cockpit after having a “very smooth, very cool” conversation with the other (according to one report after listening to the audio on the cockpit recorder). After the pilot left the cockpit the Airbus A320 started to decend and the investigator said “the guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer. And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer. The investigator then said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

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Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.