Prosecutors: Germanwings Co-Pilot Was Treated for Suicidal Tendencies
According to German prosecutors, Andreas Lubitz—the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have intentionally crashed an Airbus A320 last week, killing 150 people—had previously been treated for suicidal tendencies.
Prosecutors in Dusseldorf claim that for several years before coming a pilot, Lubitz underwent psychotherapy "with a note about suicidal tendencies."
A number of new details about Lubitz's alleged mental and physical state surfaced over the weekend, including that the pilot apparently suffered from a "serious psychosomatic illness" and potentially had eye problems.
Update, 10:46 a.m.: Prosecutors told reporters that Lubitz exhibited "no signs of suicidal tendencies or outward aggression" in follow-up visits with doctors since being treated for suicidal tendencies.