CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Lufthansa, the parent company of Germanwings, says that the co-pilot that’s accused of deliberately crashing the plane, reported severe depression during training.
As investigators look into what caused the crash and if there was a motive for downing the jet more information is being released.
Authorities accuse Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings Flight 9525 of deliberately locking the pilot out of the cockpit and crashing the plane into the Swiss Alps killing all 150 people on board.
German prosecutors say that Lubitz suffered from suicidal tendencies and underwent psychotherapy before he got his pilots license. But there’s no evidence he was suicidal right before the crash.
Staci Caver told 22News, “I think the responsibility falls on the airlines and that they should really be more. I mean I think that all of their medical records should be available to the airlines and to the TSA so they can check what’s going on with all of the pilots.”
Lubitz told his Lufthansa flight training school in 2009 that he had a previous episode of severe depression, and he submitted medical records to resume his flight training.
Now authorities are also looking into whether Lubitz may have been in fear of not being allowed to fly due to other medical issues as well.