Apr 17, 2015

Response of Vietnam Aviation Authority to the Germanwing’s fatal crash

Vietnam’s Civil Aviation Authority has instructed relevant agencies to tighten checks on airline crews in response to the Germanwing’s fatal crash. In the last week, the co-pilot deliberately flew the plane into a mountain side.

Tuoi Tre media told aviation authorities have ordered tighter checks on cockpit crews of Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and VietJet Air.

Besides the guarantee of security in the cockpit, The CAAV also asked airliners to closely monitor any psychological abnormalities of crew members. Authorities said Vietnamese airlines have two crew members in the cockpit at all times.Furthermore, it was made clear that the rule of two applied during a flight when the captain or co-pilot vacated the cockpit to go to the toilet or galley.

“Whenever a pilot needs to leave the cockpit during a flight, the chief cabin attendanct T must stay in the cockpit until the pilot returns.” Data analysis indicated that a co-pilot of the Germanwings flight apparently committed suicide by crashing the plane into a mountain and killing 150 passengers and crew members.


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