In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.
A video from a cell phone which survived the horrific Germanwings crash casts doubt over Lufthansa’s full cooperation with investigators.
Lufthansa’s flight training school knew of Andreas Lubitz’s psychological problems and ignored a doctor’s note, excusing him from work, the day of the Germanwings crash.
Prosecutors said the likelihood Lubitz struggled with psychological issues remains a central theory into his possible motive.
The cockpit door-locking system, which was designed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, was intended to prevent suicidal terrorists from seizing control of jetliners, but may have had the unintended consequence of allowing a single pilot to do the same.
Search crews planned to resume helicopter flights around dawn Wednesday to remote mountainside in southern France where a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed after a rapid descent.