Heading Down

Obama has locked himself in the cockpit and begun a steep descent toward the mountainside. Hope we can break through the cockpit doors in time.

Speaking of, I just watched this:

What the Germanwings Captain was up against [Video, 3:40, CNN on YouTube] - discusses the cockpit door reinforcement and the critical switch the psycho used to lock the captain out. (On the American plane they're showing, there is a key override for the lock; wasn't on that Airbus.) The doors are made of Kevlar with steel reinforcement. That poor pilot would never have got through with the axe he was using. How terrified all the passengers must've been by that point.

As a passenger on flight USA2015, I sympathize.