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Germanwings co-pilot allegedly had mental issues: prosecutors

Duesseldorf, Ger. - German prosecutors say they have found evidence that the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers.


March 27, 2015
By The Associated Press

Prosecutors in the western city of Duesseldorf say they seized medical documents from the home of Andreas Lubitz, 27, that indicate “an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment.”

Prosecutor Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a statement Friday that torn-up sick notes were found, including one for the day of the crash, to “support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues.” | READ MORE