The puzzling, ugly design would be fine—had an actual plane not crashed into an ice cream shop a block away, killing 22 people and injuring 28.
And some of the messages appear to show employees discussing concealing problems from the FAA.
The impact left the plane’s fuselage split, with the cockpit embedded in the destroyed building.
All this news coverage is taking its toll.
After months of mystery, a piece of plane presumed to be part of the famous missing aircraft turned up floating in the ocean. Predictably, it's driving everyone a bit mad.
It is hoped that seeing the coffins of loved ones will bring closure for the relatives of the victims of March's Germanwings plane crash in France, which prosecutors think was a deliberate act.
The cabin is quiet as we make our descent. I'm not a religious person, but I silently pray. As we approach the ground, the only thing I hear is the flight attendant screaming, "BRACE, BRACE, BRACE, BRACE."
Flight 4U9525 crashed into the French Alps on March 24, with 150 on board. It later emerged that the plane was deliberately crashed by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a 27-year-old German citizen.
Plane crashes are terrifying. As humans, they play to some sort of visceral fear inside of us—we aren't supposed to fly, so the thought of something going wrong up there is particularly unsettling.
The Missing AirAsia Flight Looks Like the Latest in a Long String of Strange Southeast Asian Air Disasters
The disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and its 155 passengers is the seventh incident involving Malaysia-based aircraft dating back to 1976.