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Germanwings Co-Pilot Treated in Past for Suicidal Tendencies

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Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed Flight 9525 into the French Alps, was treated in the past for suicidal behavior.

“Several years ago, before receiving his pilot’s license, the co-pilot was in psychological treatment for a longer period for observable suicidal tendencies,” Dusseldorf prosecutors, who are leading the German investigation, said Monday. “Thereafter and until the end, medical consultations and periods of sick leave occurred, without suicidal tendencies or aggression toward others being certified.”