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germanwings flight 9525. the headlines germanwings pilot was locked out of cockpit before crash in france. the times details what the cockpit voice recorder captured in the final moments before the jet crashed. the official describes hearing a very smooth very cool conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight before there is an indication that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not reenter. the investigator says quote, the guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer. then the source describes hearing louder knocks saying quote, you can hear he is trying to smash the door down but still no answer. the official goes onto say, coat, we don't know yet the reason why one went out but what is sure at the end of the flight the other pilot is alone and does not open the door. joining us now. faa licensed dmer shl pilot, the founder of the investigation and
consultation firm roman and associates. what do you make of the report that the pilot was locked out of the cockpit and under what circumstances could that happen? >> you know this is a remarkable development. and it has precedent. there are several cases in which foreign airlines have had the captain or the co-pilot lock the other crew member out of the cockpit, and that has occurred mostly in africa and one was a suicide. one was a crew hijacking, and they successfully locked the other crew member out. in one instance the aircraft was lost. however, i've been revealing the technical manual for this plane. and they have a reasonably new cockpit door mechanism. first, the cockpit door is bullet proof as you know. it's also grenade proof.
the co-pilot in this or the kamten inkamt captain in this situation, whenever was locked outside, cannot break it down. there's no way for that to hatch. there is a key pad to untlok triple locking mechanism that that door has. however, the pilot in the cockpit can override that panel and lock the crew member out. so whether or not this was intentional or the crew member on the flight deck was incapacitated with some type of medical condition, that still remains a mystery. >> and we know that the casing from the second flight recorder has been found but the memory card with the critical information about the flight is still missing. if the two are separated, what are the chances of actually retrieving what's on the that card? >> in the past the chances would have been low because the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders were analog.
these are the new digital flight recorders, so i think the chances are a lot better. this was a very high speed impact. as we can discern from the type of the debris field that we see. when that aircraft begins to impact the ground and if we think about it in millisecond time, as the nose of the aircraft begins to impact the ground that debris that's created by the front of the aircraft breaking up actually ricochets off of the terrain and strikes the rest of the aircraft as it continues into the terrain. so it sounds to me like this flight data recorder suffered the brunt of the impact and the casing was separated from the internal components. even if the internal components are damaged, forensic technicians will probably be successful in removing most if not all of the data. >> great information.
thank you for being here and we'll see you again coming up on "morning joe." >> that new york times report comes at the search for remains continues and as new details emerge about the lives lost. here's our global correspondent bill kneely with more. >> reporter: it's difficult and dangerous to get to the wreckage. searchers are going in. helicopters can't land. and smoldering debris. the plane is barely identifiable. some windows here a tire there. the wings and cockpit in a thousand pieces. the names of many on board have emerged. three americans died. two of them identified as emily selke, and her mother yvonne from virginia. friends said they would also remember emily with a smile on her face. >> there definitely will be a hole in our church community and in the community at large.
>> at the german school that lost 16 teenage students and two teachers numb shock. hundreds of troops and police are ready to join the search but as we discovered access to the remote site miles from any road is almost impossible. as well as the snow and ice, those mountain sides aren't stable for searchers, for anyone this is dangerous. this operation to first find and then recover bodies and debris won't just take days. it'll take weeks. there were moments of silence from the colleagues of the flight crew at dusseldorf and barcelona airports. from leaders who flew over the crash site and from stunned locals. silence interrupted only by the harrowing search of the helicopters. >> and we'll have much more on the crash coming up on "morning joe." now to yemen which appears to be
on the brink of an all-out silver war. the whereabouts of the country's leader are unknown. he fled his home by hoet. the houthis are offering a $100,000 for his capture and now they are in control of the country's airport. iran is widely believed to be supporting the rebels in their attempt to seize control of yemen. the saudi ambassador to the u.s. says they had no choice but to begin aircrafts. >> this is always the last resort and it is what reluck that night that we took this step rather than engage in a peaceful transition to a stable and democratic yemen. they have always chosen the path of violence. we will do whatever it takes in order to protect the government of yemen from falling and from facing any dangers from outside militia. >> several other countries are vowing to protect yemen including egypt, kuwait and the
united arab emirates. >> the crisis is leading to growing questions about white house claims that yemen is a success story in the fight against terrorism. the battle to defeat islamic state militants has entered a new phase this morning. the u.s. is conducting air strikes in the key city of te crete. there were more than a doesen air strikes. targets included a wear house. iraq asked the u.s. to begin the strikes. iran was initially helping iraqi forces to help remain control the city from isis but iraq and the pentagon admitted that effort stalled. it could impact the strategy to try and regain the control of mosul. meanwhile the boarder with jordan. they're in control of a government stronghold after four days of clashes.
the rebels had help the nus ra front and isis is claiming credit for an talk in libya. one of the attacks was a car bombing in benghazi which killed 12 people. the u.s. army sergeant who vanished from his post is now being charged with desertion and endangering american troops. bowe bergdahl was held in captivity for five years before being released last year involving tex change of five senior taliban commanders from guantanamo bay. >> reporter: nearly six years ago bowe bergdahl walked off his outpost and into the hands of the taliban. he was charged with desertion. >> desertion with intent to
shirk duty. >> reporter: he also faces a second more serious charge of endangering his fellow soldiers. maximum penalty life in prison. >> i think it's he's very lucky that they're not talking about firing squad and death penalty for him. >> reporter: during his five years in cap tift he appeared in hostage videos forced to condemn the war in afghanistan. >> you're not fighting stupid people. you're fighting very smart people who know exactly how to kill us. >> reporter: in may of last year he was released in a controversial prisoner swap. the obama administration agreed to release five high value prisons from guantanamo bay in exchange for the soldier. upon his release his parents appeared in the rose garden with president obama. little comfort to theparents to
lost their son and claim he was killed while searching for bergdahl. >> he's not a hero. he left his post in war. >> senior defense officials tell us it's likely bergdahl will be offered a plea bargain to avoid jail time. let's turn to business. stocks fell across the board for a third day wednesday falling back into the red for the year. the dow jones dropped nearly 300 points. overseas saudi arabian air strikes in yemen are causing a surge in oil prices. could we see a spike in u.s. gas prices as a result of the escalating conflict? >> reporter: we could, but many analysts are telling us this morning that the spike in oil prices we saw at $3 per barrel
jump in crude and prices overnight, that could be very short-lived because yemen is not a big oil producer per se. there is a little bit of lmg in oil production but it isn't a big player. that means the supply concerns that we have over the last couple of months which have driven down the oil price so much, i think they're going to take center stage once again but we did see a little bit of a strike in yesterday's trading session and you also mentioned the markets overall. while we saw the nasdaq slumping it saw its almost biggest decline in one year. the biotech drove the declines. no specific reason there. what we're seeing as we're approaching the end of the quarter is that investors are selling stocks which have been seeing better pmpltserformance.
the dow has also fallen. >> one more question. apple and beats are collaborating again on a streaming music service. what does this entail and how will it affect competitors? >> that's a really interesting question this morning. now, we know that apple bought beats for $3 million last year and according to "the new york times" they are now working together on apple's own subscription streaming service. they're saying they're planning to enhance i tunes radio and access to new music albums before anyone else can see them. this could be a big shakeup. back to you. >> still ahead on "way too early," a series of tornadoes leave a trail of destruction? oklahoma. we go inside one of the twisters with storm chasers who stared it right in the eye. - by 2018, there will be more than 2 million jobs available in engineering, science, technology, arts, and math. but to develop the skills of tomorrow,
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