How can we improve airline security?

Yesterday, a press conference held by the chief executive of Lufthansa confirmed that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the doomed German Wings flight had locked his captain out of the cockpit after he went for a toilet break. He then placed the plane into the steady eight-minute descent, eventually crashing it into a mountain killing all 150 passengers and crew members on board.

Whilst the captain was heard hammering and asking to be let in on the door, Andreas breathed calmly throughout but remained silent. Now it’s known he deliberately brought down the plane, the motivations for his actions are being questioned and the mental state of co-pilot is now in the spotlight. Although the motivations remain unclear, reports suggest Andreas may have suffered from depression in the past and rumours are circulating that he may have split with his girlfriend.

Joining us on the sofa today is psychologist Dr Anna Colton and Dr Sally Leivesley, a specialist in security and extreme risks to discuss the tragic events and ask what can be done to improve airline security.

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Starved to death by a gastric bypass

She'd try and eat and it would just be coming straight back up.

– Angela's daughter Chantel

Weighing 24st Angela Jones underwent a gastric bypass which she hoped would give her a new lease of life. But within days of the operation the 42 year old was struggling to keep food down.

Over the following years she was rushed in and out of hospital, with doctors forced to insert feeding tubes into her stomach to keep her alive. Four years later, in March 2014, weighing five stone, the mother of two died.

Angela's daughters Melissa and Chantel witnessed their mother's devastating deterioration. They say their mum developed a fatal fear of food and was a 'living skeleton' in her final days. They join us today to warn others of the possible complications of gastric surgery.

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