|Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 105):|
I am siding with my fellow AR385 on this one, the pilot went out to the lav, the switch was on the lock position, and the remaining pilot had a pressurization trouble, he selected a shallow decent in the AP, and somehow became incapacitated, maybe the oxygen mask failed, or had a heart attack stroke, whatever, and the other pilot tried to gain access to the cockpit and could not.... tragic.
Thanks. I´m just not willing to switch over to the suicide theory yet. A lot of info. is still to be analyzed to reach said conclusion.
Interesting account here, sorry, in Spanish only.
The major thing that strikes me in this article is that it says that the NYT got the info. about the pilot leaving the cockpit from an "anonymous military source". But, while the article mentions that same source says they can hear the intensity of the pilot outside the cockpit hitting the door ever more desperately, when asked what was the reason for such pilot to leave the cockpit in the first place. He "does not know."
So, it is heard in the CVR mics the desperate attempt of said pilot to reenter the cockpit, but he can´t say or doesn´t know what was the reason for him leaving the cockpit in the first place? So any pilot just up an leaves his seat without saying anything to his fellow cockpit member? Nothing that registers on the mics?
I don´t buy it. I can believe that one of the two left the cockpit. I can´t understand why they are not saying the reason. Either the source the NYT is using is making up stories (not likely, sure) or there is a reason why that source stopped short of saying the motive.
It´s not that simple.
No conspiracy theory here. But there is some info. they are holding back.