The final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525 were reportedly caught on a cell phone video, but CNN claimed it might have been a hoax. French magazine Paris Match and German newspaper Blid both claimed to have video found from the crash site that revealed the last seconds before the plane went down in the French Alps, but neither posted the alleged footage. Instead, an alleged transcript was posted in Paris Match.
"One can hear cries of 'My God' in several languages," Paris Match reported Tuesday. "Metallic banging can also be heard more than three times, perhaps of the pilot trying to open the cockpit door with a heavy object. Towards the end, after a heavy shake, stronger than the others, the screaming intensifies. Then nothing."
The timeline starts at 10 a.m. when the plane took off. The final words of the transcript appear at 10:40 a.m. when “a violent sound can be heard outside. At the same time, inside, screaming. The Airbus hits the mountain with its right wing.” Then, there is “no other sound, save for the alarms and the screaming passengers.
Even though cell phones were found at the crash site, none of them had been “exploited yet,” Lt. Col. Jean-Marc Menichini, a spokesman in charge of communications for rescue efforts at the Germanwings crash site, told CNN. He said the alleged transcript shared by Paris Match was “unwarranted” and “completely wrong.”
It was most recently revealed that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered a “deep depressive episode” when he was at flight-training school in 2009, German airline Lufthansa Group said in a statement Thursday. Lubitz revealed the information to the flight school, but added he had improved, the New York Times reported.
Lubitz, 28, allegedly crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps on March 24 intentionally. All 150 people aboard the aircraft were killed.
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