Germanwings Co-pilot Had Sick Note For Day Of Crash: Prosecutors

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Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had a doctor's note excusing him from work on the day he crashed a plane in the French Alps, but tore it up, AP reported Friday, citing prosecutors. Lubitz is believed to have deliberately flown the Airbus A320 into a mountainside, killing all 150 people on board the flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on Tuesday. The 27-year-old German national appears to have hidden his illness from Germanwings, prosecutors said. The sick note and other medical documents were found in a search of Lubitz's two homes in Germany, and come after a German air authority spokesman said the co-pilot had a medical condition noted in his records when he was screened in July. The authorities have not revealed any details on the medical condition referred to in the doctor's note or the pilot's records.

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