Germany's aviation association BDL announced plans Thursday to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The new policy would require two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The second person could be a flight attendant if the pilot or co-pilot has to exit the cockpit in flight. Separately, the head of Germanwings' parent company Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr, said the two-person cockpit rule would be discussed at an industry meeting on Friday to be attended by the Federal Aviation Office (LBA).
They offered no motive for why Andreas Lubitz, 27, would take the controls of the Airbus A320, lock the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately set it veering down from cruising altitude at 3,000 feet per minute. German police searched his home for evidence that might offer some explanation for what was behind Tuesday's crash in the French Alps. EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Air Berlin were among other carriers that swiftly announced such policies. Among those that didn't was Germanwings parent company Lufthansa, whose CEO said he thought it was unnecessary.
PARIS (AP) â Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
Many modern St. Lawrence County residents can trace their roots to Irish immigrants and most towns in the county at one time had "Irish Settlements" where the immigrants lived. While there were Irish settlers in the county by the early 1800's, there was huge influx in the 1840s due to the Irish Patato Famine.
Learn about St. Lawrence County's Irish heritage at 11am on Saturday, March 14 at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, located at 3 E. Main St., Canton. This is another in the SLCHA's series of fun and free monthly educational programs for kids ages 4-10, and their parents or caregivers.
Learn how to create a caned chair seat with seasoned instructor Carl Stickney. the workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Caning materials are included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, awl, paring knife, a few clothespins, rag and a small water container.
This workshop is 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 4th, 11th & 18th from 7-9pm.
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A discussion about the logistics and legalities of homeschooling will be followed by a Deep Root Center question and answer session. Deep Root Center provides the environment, resources and support for young people who choose to live andlearn without school. Held at 17 Main St., 2nd Fl., Canton from 12noon to 2pm. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of a continuing series of Nutritious Delicious (and Cheap!) cooking seminars, an upcoming Local Living Venture workshop will share how to create fermented foods in your own home. It is a hands-on workshop designed to show simple and inexpensive ways to promote the use of natural probiotics in the diet. Please RSVP for location in Canton. 1:00pm to 3:00pm. $27 donation, $50 discount for a couple, $15 for students, partial scholarships available. Contact 315-347-4223 or LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
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