March 26, 2015 11:30 am -

[su_right_ad]He is Andreas, Lubitz, 28.

He was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.

Acquaintances said he was in his late 20s and showed no signs of depression when they saw him last autumn.

His Facebook page lists his interests, including German electronica band Schiller, French superstar DJ David Guetta, his local Burger King, 10-pin bowling, aviation humour and a technical website about the A320 model of aircraft he flew into a mountainside.

“He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well,” said a member of a glider club, Peter Ruecker, who watched him learn to fly.

“He gave off a good feeling.”[su_center_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to What We Know About The Co-Pilot

  1. Larry Schmitt March 26th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    All kinds of vile comments on the Market Watch site, people are assuming he was a Muslim (they use “Muzzie”), even though there is no indication so far that he was. No surprise, it’s a Murdoch site.

  2. Bunya March 26th, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I’m skeptical. How do we know this co-pilot isn’t being used as a scape goat to hide something more heinous? He doesn’t sound like he’s insane. Now, we could demand to hear the contents of the black box, but how do we know it hasn’t been tampered with? Since the last administration, I don’t trust any government anymore.

  3. Roctuna March 26th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Perhaps I’ve read too many crime/mystery novels but I wonder if he wasn’t being blackmailed into this? Perhaps to murder a person or persons on the plane or to destroy something that was on the plane. The results of the investigation will be interesting to track.