Doctor urged psychiatric hospital for Germanwings pilot before crash

March 13, 2016 10:24 AM

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Doctor urged psychiatric hospital for Germanwings pilot before crash

PARIS A doctor recommended that the German pilot who crashed a Germanwings jet into the Alps last year should be treated in a psychiatric hospital two weeks before the disaster, French investigators said on Sunday.

Prosecutors believe co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who had a history of severe depression, barricaded himself into the cockpit and deliberately propelled his Airbus jet into a mountainside on March 2, killing all 150 people on board.

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