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Germanwings co-pilot ‘wanted a place in history’




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As more details emerge about Andreas Lubitz’s state of mind, it is becoming clearer that he suffered from deep and troubling mental health issues.

It has been revealed that the young pilot had torn up a sick note that specifically deemed him to be ‘unfit for work’ on the very day he slammed the Germanwings Airbus into the Alps.

Also, German sources confirm that an ex-girlfriend of Lubitz, identified only as Mary W, said he had mentioned to her last year: “One day I will do something that will change the whole system, and then all will know my name and remember it.”

According to her also, Lubitz suffered from nightmares, would wake up screaming in the middle of the night, and his behavior was sometimes ‘scary’.

As investigators comb through the man’s records, it is evident he suffered from mental illness, and it’s also evident he managed to successfully conceal this from colleagues and his employer alike, to the point of being able to board and take sole control of an aircraft full of people, and use it to kill himself and everyone else onboard.

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