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Last week’s plane crash in the French Alps was one of the most horrific and disturbing in the history of aviation — certainly one of the worst I have seen during my nearly five decades as a pilot, much of that as an aviation and safety expert.

I can only imagine the grief family members and friends must be experiencing since Germanwings Flight 9525 slammed into a mountainside on March 24, resulting in the death of all 150 aboard.

But I think I speak for many Americans when I say there was also something uniquely unsettling about this tragedy because it appears to have resulted from a deliberate action by the copilot of that flight.

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