Lufthansa finds confirmation of Lubitz severe depression

1 april 2015 | 13:00

The airline has given the documents to the prosecutors. 

Второй пилот А320. Андреас Любиц
Lubitz interrupted study at pilot’s school because of depression
German company has found an e-mail letter, dated 2009, which states that the co-pilot of A320 Andreas Lubitz had suffered severe depression, while studying at a summer pilot's training school.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Andreas Lubitz himself informed the school about experiencing a "severe episode of depression."

A source, familiar with the investigation, explained that the second pilot of A320 had interrupted training in the summer pilot school in Bremen in 2009 because of depression, about which he tells in his e-mail to the school.

When Lubitz returned to the training, he was sent for a medical examination, which he passed.

"The school relied on doctors' opinion," – says the source. Lufthansa later hired him, believing that his health problem had been solved. The only thing required from the pilot was to have medical checks.

Read more: French authorities: remains of A320 second pilot have been found

As it was reported, the Germanwings A320 airliner flying from Spain to Germany crashed on March 24 in southern France in mountainous area. There were 144 passengers and six crew members on board.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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