It is suggested that the co-pilot of the plane that crashed into the Alps, was depressed over the fact that he was having vision problems.
Among other things, it would certainly have ended his career.
He was suffering from a psychiatric disorder, that was also kept from his employer.
He apparently said: “we’ll see“, when asked to prepare for landing by his Captain; before he left for the loo, on the doomed flight.
Lubitz, has been heard to have sat quietly, breathing, while descending the plane to a 100 feet just before the crash.
The black box voice recorder reveals the pilot trying to smash the cabin door, with passengers in a frenzied late panic as they begin to realize their fate.
KeNewshub reports: Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately slammed the Germanwings plane into the French Alps, had sought medical treatment for vision problems, German daily Bild and the New York Times reported Saturday. The problems “may have jeopardized his ability to continue working as a pilot” although it’s far from clear how serious the problems were and the possibility that they were psychosomatic has not been ruled out, reports the Times. It seems he did not tell airline officials about the issue.
Lubitz also appears to have kept from his employer that he suffered from a psychiatric disorder and was being treated “by several neurologists and psychiatrists,” according to a Bloomberg source. The Düsseldorf University Hospital refused to say whether Lubitz sought treatment there for vision problems. Earlier, the hospital had denied speculation that Lubitz had been treated for depression there.
As authorities try to piece together what may have happened the day of the crash, “the picture emerging of Lubitz is one of a man haunted, whose ambition to fly brought him both pleasure and torment,” points out the Washington Post. In his home town, he was hardly seen as a memorable man. “He was inconspicuous, normal, nice,” said the pastor at the Luther Church in Montabaur who taught Lubitz’s confirmation class.
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