A French prosecutor said doctors in the weeks leading up to the deadly crash had reservations about Andreas Lubitz's psychological state and ability to fly.
Authorities have said they believe Lubitz, a 27-year-old with 630 hours of flying experience, destroyed Germanwings Flight 9525 on purpose, killing all 150 people on board.
Lufthansa said Monday that it didn't have to report Andreas Lubitz's past depressive episode, given new regulations in 2013.
French investigators said that the pilot used the autopilot feature to descend the plane and kept adjusting the controls to speed up the plane’s fall.
Meanwhile, the second black box was unearthed from the wreckage after nine days of searching. The voice recorder is being examined.
The 27-year-old reportedly told doctors that he was on sick leave when he went to them to seek help for an eye condition.
A website for aviation enthusiasts, FlightRadar24.com, captured data that shows the autopilot was reset to initiate a steep decline.
Senior executives of Lufthansa, Germanwings' parent company, visited the crash site of Flight 9525 in the French Alps on Wednesday.
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Andreas Lubitz had been treated for suicidal tendencies years before last week’s crash, German prosecutors said Monday.
Experts estimate the total liability for Lufthansa's insurer will come to around $350 million. Lawsuits filed for damages are unlikely to face many challenges in court.
These issues reportedly occurred before he received his pilot’s license in 2013. Since then, "no signs of suicidal tendencies or outward aggression were documented," according to reports.
The new rule requires a flight attendant to be present whenever the pilot or co-pilot leaves the cockpit.
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Transcripts published Sunday detail the final moments of the flight, as the captain battered the cockpit door, demanding to be let in.
Andreas Lubitz had been deemed unfit to fly, but apparently hid his diagnoses from his employer.
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Flight 9525 reportedly hid the difficulty with his vision from Lufthansa, but sought treatment for it.
“We have not found a single body intact,” French forensic investigator Col. Patrick Touron says.
A member of his glider club claims the co-pilot had taken part in glider training sessions, less than 40 miles from the site of the crash.