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.
She'd try and eat and it would just be coming straight back up.
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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Today is World Calm Day, so all morning we've been giving you tips on lowering stress levels in your life.
Giving us advice is Michael Acton Smith; author of a book which offers plenty of ways in which you can manage stress. Finally today we're talking about scents, and how smell can help.
The BBC have announced that Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after a physical altercation with a producer.
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I cycled six miles to the studio - I took some really serious risks in that time compared to flying around the world
As reports confirm 150 people died in the Alps plane crash yesterday, we are joined this morning by travel writer Simon Calder who will put this tragic accident into context and try to dispel the fears of the thousands of people planning to go away this Easter.
We also speak to Good Morning Britain's Richard Gaisford for an update on the situation.
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