French Plane Crash Part 10: Co-pilot consulted “dozen” of doctors before crash

BY CHARL BOSCH - JUNE 6, 2015

The French prosecutor investigating the alleged deliberate crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 has said that co-pilot, Andrea Lubitz, sought the help of “dozens” of doctors in the days before killing himself as well as 149 other people on-board the doomed jet.

According to Sky News, Brice Robin stated that the 27-year old had made various visit to physicians before the crash on March 24th, but declined to provide an exact number or the reasons. German media has however speculated that Lubitz’s eyesight could have been the cause for the consultations.

Last month, German tabloid Bild claimed that he had practised a controlled decent on an outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona, mere hours before sending the Airbus A320 into the French Alps on the return run, having locked regular pilot, Patrick Sondenheimer, out of the cockpit.

An iPad retrieved from Lubitz’s flat in April found that he had researched suicide techniques as well as information about aircraft cockpit doors, while a torn up sick note, covering the time of the accident, suggested that he tried to hide his mental condition, having suffered from severe from depression which halted his training in 2009, from Germanwings parent company Lufthansa.

The national carrier has however refused to comment on the latest findings, having previously claimed that Lubitz passed all the tests after resuming training.

 

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