THE transcript of the conversation between Andreas Lubitz and Patrick Sondheimer, co-pilot and pilot of the Germanwings crashed plane, has been revealed by German daily Bild.
“Open the damn door!” was one of the desperate last pleas thrown by Mr Sondheimer which can be heard on the audio file recorded by the plane’s black box, according to Bild.
The recording begins with Mr Sondheimer’s apology to passengers for the 26-minute delay of the flight between Barcelona and Düsseldorf.
The next 20 minutes documents the conversation between the pilots.
Andreas Lubitz tells the pilot that he can go to the toilet at any time, and that he would take control of the aircraft. Apparently, the pilot intended to go in El Prat Airport, but he did not.
The last thing uttered by the co-pilot was “you can go now”, when the plane was ready for landing.
Two minutes later the captain decided to leave the cockpit and told Lubitz to take control. A minute later, the plane started descending.
Between 10.30am and 10.31am, the plane fell by 1,800 feet. A few minutes later, several loud bangs can be heard and Sondheimer screams: “For God’s sake, open the door!”. It was then that passengers started screaming.
At 10.35 the file recorded a loud, metallic noise against the door. Ninety seconds later, an alarm went off and Sondheimer screamed: “¡Open the damn door!”.
At 10.38 the plane got close to a mountainous area, with Lubitz breathing normally in the recording.
At 10.40, the right wing of the plane crashed against the mountain. The screams of passengers are the last thing that can be heard on the recording.