Killing all 150 people on-board, reportedly indicates that one pilot was locked out of plane’s cockpit before it went down.
Authorities are so far unable to explain the circumstances surrounding the crash, but the data recovered by the French air accident investigators from the jet’s cockpit voice recorder has given some insight.
As it appears, one of two pilots on the flight had left the cockpit prior to the accident and was unable to come back in.
“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door, and there is no answer,” explained one investigator. “And then he hits the door stronger, and no answer. There is never an answer.”
"You can hear he is trying to smash the door down," he added.
A senior military official described the interaction between the two pilots during the early part of the flight as “very smooth, very cool.” The flight was en-route from Barcelona, Spain, to Düsseldorf, Germany.
The new evidence deepens the mystery surrounding the plane crash, as authorities can’t figure out what went inside the cockpit when the plane suddenly started descending into the mountainous region despite a relatively clear weather.
“We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said an official on account of anonymity as the investigation is still underway. “But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door.”