Germany’s Bild News is reporting a cell phone “SIM card” (Micro SD, Memory card) has been recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 9525. According to reporting by the German media outlet there is video on the SIM card showing what was taking place in the cabin prior to, and up to the moment of, the crash.
Bild is reporting the video appears to be taken from the rear of the passenger compartment, possibly by a cell phone, and shows absolute panic as the passengers on board were aware of the crisis. Passengers are reported to be crying out to God in numerous languages and shouting throughout the video.
There are three distinct sounds which accompany the video – appearing to be attempts by the pilot and others to break down the cockpit door. Massive panic and confusion is visible amid the passengers, then the sound of metal scraping – then the video stops.
From the report via google translate: Paris – were from the last moments on board German Wings flight 4U9525 there is a video that BILD and the French magazine “Paris Match” view.
It is a few seconds and documented what happened immediately before the crash on board.
The storage medium with the video sequence that survived the crash apparently unscathed, was found on the scene of a person belonging to the group of investigators. This video is an important piece of evidence!
Although the scenery on board is chaotic and totally blurred and no individuals are identified, the authenticity of the video is unquestionable.
The recordings were made very back of the plane. It is unclear whether this was done while standing or sitting. It is also not known whether a passenger or crew member has filmed.
The video supports the statements of the French prosecutor Brice Robin, who has given a detailed press conference last Thursday.
► The screams can be heard on the video, showing that the passengers on board knew in what a desperate situation they were in. In several languages is the cry heard “My God”.
► The video also seems to confirm what the previous analysis of the voice recorder found: At least three times you can hear clearly metallic beats. Apparently the pilot tried to the end, break up the cockpit door – either with an ax or other metal object.
► Shortly before the end of the video seems to be part of the aircraft touching a mountain. The video can be seen that the car is thrown with a blow to the side. Once again you can hear people cry – then the video ends.
Why can still be obtained in the mobile phone these shots, although the machine crashed on the mountain?
Mobile Phone Tester Dirk Lorenz (43) of “Stiftung Warentest”: “The fact that a smartphone to survive a crash, I think is unlikely. Memory card in it, however, can be very durable. Even if a mobile phone is divided into a thousand pieces, the memory can still survive, for example, if the device has cushioned the impact.” (full link)