Shocking: Co-Pilot had suicidal tendencies, say medical reports

Dusseldorf, March 31:In a shocking revelation today, the co-pilot of the ill-fated GermanWings was said to be on medication for suicidal tendency. Before he received his pilot's license, he is said to have been treated for his troubled psyche that could even lead to suicide.

As the chronology goes, Andreas Lubitz was at the controls of the jetliner which dived from cruising altitude to smash into the French Alps, killing all the 150 people onboard. Lubitz, 27, at the time of his death was being treated for suicidal tendencies when he was very young, but the follow-up check ups did not prove anything.


This, in turn, has raised questions regarding medical regulation, allowing doctors to involve employers in the medical treatment of diseases that may jeopardise the lives of others.

Ironically, Lubitz did not show any mental or physical ailment in public, neither did he display any unusual behaviour toward anyone. To top it all, there are no close relatives or friends with whom the prosecutor could verify his behaviour.

Meanwhile, Quast, who advices the German government on difficult pilot-fitness cases, but it yet to review Lubitz's case, said that it is possible that he may not have revealed his medical condition to the doctors. Nevertheless, Lufthansa authorities say that the co-pilot had passed the company's health checks with flying colours and was considered "100 percent flightworthy, without any limitations."

Meanwhile, officers are visiting the homes of victims to take the DNA samples and identify the dead bodies.

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