#LUFTHANSA: Andreas Lubitz was Mentally Unfit Pilot

Mar 27, 2015 - 0 Comments

If reports that Andreas Lubitz was mentally unfit to fly due to persistent psychiatric issues do prove true, then a critical key to solving the Germanwings catastrophe has just been unearthed. 

Investigators combing the mass murderer’s Dusseldorf apartment today have additionally come across other “significant evidence” there, which has yet to be fully analyzed or publicly disclosed.

"We have found something which will now be taken for tests,” a spokesman for the Dusseldorf police announced to the press. ”We cannot say what it is at the moment, but it may be a very significant clue to what has happened.”

Andreas Lubitz

Lubitz shared the unit with his long term girlfriend. Her whereabouts now are unknown, further deepening the mystery, but sources acquainted with the couple say they were experiencing some serious relationship troubles of late.

The Germanwings kamikaze pilot had a history of debilitating depression, and it’s believed that the depth of those mental health issues was understood by his employers who grossly underestimated their implications.

The budget airline that the addled young man flew for -- and sabotaged -- is a subsidiary of Lufthansa, whose chief executive has begrudgingly acknowledged that Lubitz was deemed “unsuitable for flying” in 2009 because of psychotic episodes requiring intensive treatment.

Previously, though, the corporation’s spokespeople had simply characterized the 28-year-old’s numerous “breaks” from flight training as “nothing unusual.” A major understatement in retrospect, and deliberately misleading at best.

Aviation lawyers say that new distinction can mean the difference between paying out average insurance settlements to the families of Lubitz’s victims, and a crushing legal liability “well above the typical ceiling in airline crashes.”

In the meantime, many of Lufthansa’s competitors have swiftly implemented a two-person cockpit rule following news that Andreas Lubitz was able to carry out his heinous crime because the other pilot was locked out and unable to reenter.

Ever since the 9/11 attack, flight cabins have become veritable fortresses in the air, with a complex set of safeguards installed so terrorists can never again take control of a passenger plane.

One of these failsafe mechanisms allowed Lubitz to manually lockout his senior colleague, then place the aircraft in a deadly descent toward the Alpine mountainside, the resulting conflagration killing all 150 onboard, including himself.



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