'Evidence of mental illness' in Germanwings Co-pilot's house

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The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his plane into a mountain killing himself and 149 people on board was receiving psychiatric counselling right up until the time of the crash, it emerged today.

Andreas Lubitz locked the pilot out the of the Airbus A320's cockpit before setting the plane's controls to descend into a rocky valley, French prosecutors revealed yesterday.

As well as having been signed off from training with depression in 2008, it was reported this morning that Lubitz had continued to receive mental health support up until this week's crash.

The 28-year-old was also in the middle of the 'relationship crisis' with his girlfriend in the weeks before the crash and may have been struggling to cope with a break-up, German newspaper Bild reported.

It was claimed this morning that the couple may have previously been engaged to be married next year.

New information about Lubitz's life emerged just hours after police investigating the disaster began a four-hour search of his flat, which he is said to have shared with a girlfriend. Officers found 'evidence of mental illness' but no suicide note, Der Spiegel reported.

Yesterday, the boss of Germanwings admitted Lubitz had slipped through the ‘safety net’ and should never have been flying. It was also revealed that the fitness fanatic had suffered from depression and ‘burnout’ which had held up his career.

He reportedly received a year and half of psychiatric treatment and was at one point recommended to be examined by a doctor before flying.

But, incredibly, he passed his psychological assessments and was later considered fit to fly.

(Daily Mail - London)

 
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  • Gobba Saturday, 28 March 2015 01:50 PM

    Muslim pilot, oh then it would be altogether a totally different story. Wonder why only NON MUSLIMS have MENTAL PROBLEMS when they commit mass murder? Anders Brevik had the same issues !!!! coincidence ?

    Bala Friday, 27 March 2015 09:39 PM

    OMG so very careless of the airline. Was not the chief pilot told of Lubitz mental state and not leave the flying alone to him. So many errors by the airline and its medical team who passed him fit. They should be made to pay very high punitive damages as well.

    Gayani Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:27 PM

    This is tragic. But can not turn the clock now. They should create a way to open the pilot cabin door from outside for emergencies.

    Push Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:58 AM

    In developed countries it’s mandatory for all doctors who examine their patients to report of any unusual situation in the patient. For example if a person is found with weak eyesight it’s reported by the doctor who examines him and accordingly authorities are advised. First thing that will happen is his driving license will be withdrawn. It’s amazing how this happened in Germany.

    cristo Saturday, 28 March 2015 02:41 PM

    Iris recognition ..entry system would allow only those registered to enter ..no need for overide switch in the cockpit..the technology is available now!!

    karu Friday, 27 March 2015 10:02 PM

    Pathetic.May be 3 men in the cockpit is necessary

    Gon Aliya Sunday, 29 March 2015 02:04 AM

    We have similar mental guys here. Namal, Malaka, Dr Mervyn and all currupted politicians. Our country hit the bottom of the Indian ocean.

    fawzan Friday, 27 March 2015 10:37 PM

    Giving responsibility to mentally ill people put general public in danger. In future please screen defense secretary to eliminate appointing psychopath to such positions.

    Prem Nath Friday, 27 March 2015 10:41 PM

    Mental illness in co pilots house.Mean whole family history to be taken into account before recruitment.

    ranmala Friday, 27 March 2015 10:52 PM

    All blame should be borne by the airline--Lufthansa. Highly irresponsible

    Gamage Saturday, 28 March 2015 04:22 PM

    You, you really want to bring religion into this (?)

    mori Friday, 27 March 2015 11:09 PM

    more money n long flying hours will surely put u in depression via DM Android App

    DHA Friday, 27 March 2015 06:35 PM

    Now onwards all Airlines should check mental health of their pilots before each and every flight.....sad just to kill himself he took along lives of so many.....

    DamithW Saturday, 28 March 2015 12:33 AM

    IN USA, TAS just do this , but for passenagers , not for the Air line crew :-)

    Abu Saarah Saturday, 28 March 2015 11:18 AM

    Luckily the co-pilot is not a Muslim. If that is the case this would be a terrorist coup.

    saliya Friday, 27 March 2015 07:09 PM

    Irresponsible Lufthansa airline.

    Sira Sunday, 29 March 2015 12:28 PM

    Not mental health.Check this out- http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/breaking-german-news-germanwings-airbus-co-pilot-was-muslim-convert/

    Hamlet Saturday, 28 March 2015 05:58 AM

    If this man had Manic Depressive illness, treatment for Severe Depression could have brought on a severe Manic Episode, which could have altered his mental balance, and cause him to believe that he could do anything!


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