On the morning of March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 sets off from Barcelona, on its way to Dusseldorf. Moments after reaching cruising altitude, the plane descends then, shortly after, crashes into the French Alps. Did this co-pilot willfully crash into the French Alps? On July 30, 1998, the pilot of Proteus Airlines Flight 706 made a slight detour so his passengers could watch a famous ocean liner. It was a decision that ended up causing a tragic, mid-air collision.