European airlines continued to battle their demons in 2014-15, but the greatest shock of the year was the loss of a Germanwings Airbus A320 March 24, in which 150 people died, including the German co-pilot who appears to have deliberately crashed the aircraft in the French Alps. According to the investigation team’s preliminary report, Andreas Lubitz intentionally descended the A320 into mountains while the captain was locked out of the cockpit, after rehearsing the control changes ...

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