After discovering Pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed his plane into a mountain killing himself and 149 people, the world was dying to know why? New information points to a failed relationship as the possible cause.
Investigators found torn-up sick notes, current ones and one issued for the day of the disaster, when searching Pilot Andreas Lubitz‘s flat after the crash — so scary. Find out the new information that reveals mental illness and a bad breakup could have been the motivation behind the crash.
Germanwings Pilot: Mental Illness & Break Up The Reason Behind Crashing Plane?
“Lubitz had a serious relationship crisis with his girlfriend before the disaster and the resulting heartbreak is thought to have led to this,” German newspaper Bild reported. “Investigators are currently pursuing this line of enquiry with vigour.”
The torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash “support the current preliminary assessment that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and colleagues,” prosecutor’s spokesman Ralf Herrenbrueck said in a written statement.
The boss of Germanwings admitted Andreas had slipped through the “safety net,” since recent findings confirmed he had suffered from depression and “burnout” prior to the crash.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr held a press conference on March 26 regarding the Germanwings plane crash where he stated that Co-pilot Andreas had passed all flight and medical examinations and was “100% fit to fly.”
Brice Robin, the prosecutor of Marseille, France, also spoke during the press conference saying, “The interpretation that for us, investigators, is the most plausible is that the co-pilot, through a deliberate omission, refused to open the door of the cockpit to the captain and activated the loss of altitude button for a reason that we are totally unaware of, but that can be interpreted as an intention to destroy this aircraft.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many people dealing with this unimaginable tragedy.
— Shira Benozilio