THE Germanwings co-pilot who killed himself and 149 people when he crashed his plane into a mountain in the French Alps was receiving psychiatric treatment.
Andreas Lubitz, locked the pilot out of the Airbus A320’s cockpit before purposely crashing the plane en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, Germany.
It has now been revealed that Lubitz suffered with depression and was struggling to cope with a ‘relationship crisis’.
Officers reportedly found ‘evidence of mental illness’ but no suicide note during a four-hour search of his flat which the 28-year-old shared with his girlfriend.
Communications between the pilot and the co-pilot recorded on the planes black-box reveal that Lubitz was conscious but silent as the pilot attempted to gain access to the cockpit.
Fifty people onboard the flight were Spanish, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday announced three days of mourning for the victims.
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