A cell phone video captured the horrifying last seconds aboard Germanwings Flight 9525, a chaotic scene filled with screams that grew louder and louder — and then fell dead silent.
The incredible video clip survived the plane’s deliberate wreck in the French Alps, where the suicidal pilot and 149 others died and their Airbus A320 was pulverized on impact.
It was shot by someone inside the craft before the deadly wreck that killed the video shooter and everyone else aboard.
The short clip was obtained by the French magazine Paris Match and theGerman newspaper Bild after its improbable discovery among the wreckage of the devastating March 24 crash.
“My God!” passengers are heard screaming in several different languages. The desperate howling increases as the passengers become increasingly aware of the lethal situation.
Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, 27, was by then inside the cockpit by himself, slowly descending from a height of 35,000 feet to slam into the remote mountains some 30,000 feet below.
The sound of loud, metallic banging is also audible — perhaps the efforts of the pilot to re-enter the cockpit after Lubitz locked him outside in the minutes before the crash.
Bild reported that the captain used a fire extinguisher or an oxygen tank in his fruitless efforts to bash his way through a locked steel door and into the cockpit.
“It’s me!” the captain screamed at one point. “For the love of God, open this door!”
Officials said the captain apparently left the cockpit to use the bathroom as the plane reached its cruising height, leaving the demented Lubitz to launch his deadly plan.
A full week after the crash, more red flags about Lubitz’s mental state continued to emerge.
Lufthansa officials confirmed Tuesday that Lubitz, while attending flight school six years ago, told officials that he suffered “a serious depressive episode.”
One day earlier, German prosecutors said Lubitz received treatment for “suicidal tendencies” several years before earning his pilot’s license.
Lubitz had a doctor’s note declaring him “unfit to work” on the day of the crash. The note, shredded and left in his German apartment, was discovered after the co-pilot’s fatal final trip from Barcelona.
The plane never reached its destination in Dusseldorf.
The dead included a pair of infants, along with 16 German high school students coming home from a class trip, officials said.