Germanwings co-pilot treated for ‘suicidal tendencies’

German prosecutors have said the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings passenger plane had received treatment in the past for suicidal tendencies, before becoming a pilot.

German prosecutors said on Monday that Andreas Lubitz, who has been blamed for last week’s crash of a Germanwings passenger jet, had received psychotherapy treatment for suicidal tendencies before he became a pilot.

“Several years ago before obtaining his pilot’s license, the co-pilot was in a long period of psychotherapeutic treatment with noticeable suicidal tendencies,” said the prosecutors’ office in Düsseldorf, the city where Lubitz lived and where the flight had been headed.

Prosecutors’ spokesman Ralf Herrenbrück said that Lubitz had not shown signs of suicidal behavior nor aggression since then.
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