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Originally posted on VOLATILE STABILITY:

When I read that a plane had crashed in the French Alps, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. Plane crashes are always triggering for me, but this particular news made me feel uneasy. The media reported the plane had been in good condition — one of the “safest” models. There were no distress signals, the weather was good; basically most of the usual elements for an accident were missing, at first glance. The idea that the plane was deliberately crashed was a painful possibility that began surging, not just in the minds of the public, but also the investigators.

The mystery of what happened to Flight 9525 is unraveling. The media has quickly inundated us with reports that the young co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, crashed the plane into the French Alps by choice. The speculation of terrorism dissolved into an issue of mental illness. Someone reported…

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