The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has urged domestic airlines to continue their strict monitoring and supervision of pilots in order to ensure the security and safety of all flights.

The authority has now officially requested stakeholders to regularly review all physical and mental tests of pilots, and to ensure that at least two crew members are always present in the cockpit of an airborne aircraft.

The CAAV has also demanded that the Departments of Flight Safety Standards and Aviation Security review their regulations on these matters.

The move follows the tragedy of Flight 9525, belonging to German budget airline Germanwings, which crashed in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 people on board. Details from investigation suggest that the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, intentionally caused the plane to go down after locking the pilot out of the cockpit.-VNA