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Germanwings Co-Pilot Head Been Treated For "Suicidal Tendencies" In The Past

The horrible events of last week just go from bad to worse, if that is possible, as investigators dig further into the disturbed past of murderous co-pilot Andreas Lubitz and find more problems, as Reuters reports:

  • GERMANWINGS CO-PILOT HAD BEEN IN TREATMENT FOR SUICIDAL TENDENCIES IN THE PAST

Reports have suggested he was troubled by his sexuality and also seeking treatment for vision problems. While careful to note that recent treatments suggested no suicidal tendency, this merely raises questions about historical screening and ongoing monitoring among a group of people who are ultimately responsible for the lives of many others... especially after finding "a small mountain of anti-depressants" in his apartment.

Headlines (via Bloomberg)

  • *PROSECUTORS: TREATMENT OF CO-PILOT INCLUDED SUICIDAL TENDENCIES
  • *PROSECUTORS: SUICIDAL TENDENCIES TREATMENT WAS SOME YEARS AGO
  • *PROSECUTORS: RECENT TREATMENT DIDN'T INDICATE SUICIDAL TENDENCY

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As IBTimes reports,

The 27-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz believed to have deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 plane, killing 149 passengers, trawled gay porn websites and sites relating to suicide, investigators have revealed.

 

He also feared losing his eyesight and was suffering from depression.

 

A police source in Dusseldorf revealed: "We have a team disassembling his computer, and that of his girlfriend, because the information that we received was that he trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions."

 

The reports emerged after police started examining documents and a computer from his flat in Dusseldorf – the same one where ripped-up sick notes were discovered in the rubbish.

 

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Reports have suggested he was troubled by his sexuality and also seeking treatment for vision problems. Lubitz had recent hospital treatment for his eyesight, according to officials close to the German investigation.

 

It was also revealed that the 27-year-old was treated by four psychiatrists in the months leading up to the fatal plane crash, reported the Sun.

 

A "small mountain" of drugs believed to be antidepressants were found at Lubitz's apartment.

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