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Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny
Germanwings plane crash: Copilot's mental health under scrutiny

The troubled mental condition of German pilot Andreas Lubitz came under sharp examination Friday, as German investigators revealed that he had hidden an illness from his employer and torn up a note from his doctor indicating he was unfit to work on the day he apparently crashed a plane with 150 people aboard in the French Alps. The Germanwings copilot suffered from a “depressive illness” and was experiencing emotional problems after a “relationship crisis” with his girlfriend, friends and investigators in France and Germany told local journalists as they attempted to understand why Lubitz, 27, appears to have locked the chief pilot out of the cockpit and steered the...

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