The Germanwings flight is a complete tragedy.
As the story unfolds, the co-pilot had issues with the company & unreported psychological issues.
Further pilot screening and medical investigations, should be addressed.
We had a Air Canada plane slam onto the runway during a blizzard in Halifax NS yesterday.
Air Canada Flight 624 crash lands in Halifax; 23 sent to hospital | Globalnews.ca
Apparently he hit a power line near side the runway, taking out all the power to the airport. Be interesting to hear if he even had the right ILS approach dialed in.
One passenger onboard believed there was no landing gear (ripped off by the power line)
and they slid the entire length of the runway and then some.
Those folks onboard should buy some lottery tickets! They are so lucky!