A tablet device belonging to Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz discovered showes that Lubitz researched suicide methods days leading up to the crash
Information released by the public prosecutor’s office in Dusseldorf, Germany on Thursday states co-pilot Andreas Lubits may have been suicidal. Prosecutor Christoph Kumpa said,
Lubits searched for several minutes with search terms relating to cockpit doors and their security measures.”
Police looked through the search history on a tablet device found in Lubitz’s Dusseldorf apartment. The history showed that the co-piolt used it from March 16 to March 23, Kumpa continued to say. The search history was never deleted and Lubitz also looked specific medical treatments.
It is becoming increasingly clear to investigators that Lubitz was “very afraid” he would lose his license to fly because of his medical issues. It’s already emerged that Lubitz had battled depression years before he decided to be a pilot. He also did a very good job with concealing from his employer recent medical notes saying he was unfit for work.
While there are still many unanswered questions into what Lubitz’s motivation was, it it evident that Lubitz knew exactly what he was going to do. This makes his actions to bring down the plane “premeditated murder.”
-Bri Christian (@brirezy)