Alps Crash Co-pilot Treated For Suicidal Tendencies: Prosecutors

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The co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps was treated for suicidal tendencies, German prosecutors said in a statement Monday. But the treatment by a psychotherapist took place several years ago, before Andreas Lubitz obtained his pilot's certification, they noted. The 27-year-old has made more recent visits to psychiatric specialists, they noted, but the doctor's notes connected with those visits did not record any suicidal urges or aggression toward others. Lubitz had been issued with a sick note on the day of the crash, which killed 150 people, but it was found torn up by investigators.

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