Co-Pilot Hid Illness
[su_right_ad]The Germanwings co-pilot hid an illness from his employer and tore up a doctor’s note urging him to take medical leave.
Police found the medical certificate and other documents during a search Thursday at the Duesseldorf home of Andreas Lubitz, the 27-year-old Germanwings co-pilot.
The statement by the Duesseldorf prosecutors office said, however, that police found no suicide note or claim of responsibility from the co-pilot, who investigators said deliberately crashed the plane on Tuesday, killing 150 people. Nor did they find evidence of a political or religious background linked to the tragedy.
The statement said police searching Lubitz’s apartment found medical documents “indicating an existing illness and corresponding medical treatment were found.”
“Torn-up current medical certificates — also pertaining to the day of the act — were found, which after preliminary examination, support the assumption that the deceased hid his illness from his employer and his professional circles,” the statement said
The statement did not disclose the nature of the illness, although the German media reported that he may have suffered from depression.[su_fb]