German prosecutor Christoph Kumpa
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Alps crash: Lubitz was 'treated for suicidal tendencies'

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed his plane killing all on board, had had treatment for suicidal tendencies, according to officials.

German prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said Mr Lubitz had received psychotherapy treatment "with a note about suicidal tendencies" for a number of years before becoming a pilot.

Mr Lubitz and 149 passengers and crew died when Germanwings flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps last Tuesday.

  • 30 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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