FRANCE-CRASH/DUESSELDORF Media remain outside co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's Duesseldorf homeRecord ID: 383601
- Title: FRANCE-CRASH/DUESSELDORF Media remain outside co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's Duesseldorf home
- Date: 30th March 2015
- Summary: DUESSELDORF, GERMANY (MARCH 30, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF DUESSELDORF APARTMENT BUILDING WHERE GERMANWINGS COPILOT ANDREAS LUBITZ IS BELIEVED TO HAVE SHARED A HOME WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND BEFORE LAST WEEK'S CRASH GERMAN FLAG FLYING AT HALF MAST, ATTACHED TO LAMP POLE OUTSIDE HOME / SATELLITE TRUCK IN BACKGROUND CAMERAMEN SETTING UP EQUIPMENT STREET
- Reuters ID: LVA45XMOZS6EYFD15HDGALJFBDVM
- Location: Germany
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:00:46
- Topics: General
- Story Text: Journalists on Monday (March 30) kept their posts outside the Duesseldorf apartment block where the Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a passenger jet is believed to have shared a home with his girlfriend.
Media descended as police searched the apartment on Thursday (March 26), hours after French prosecutors said that 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board.
Last week, investigators were seen removing boxes from the apartment as they searched for clues as to what may have driven Lubitz to take his own life - and those of 149 others - on Tuesday (March 24), in the first major air passenger disaster on French soil since the 2000 Concorde accident outside Paris.
By Monday, all was quiet on the street outside the apartment, but a few journalists remained outside the flat where Lubitz may have been living with a girlfriend.
Attention has turned to Lubitz's health after German authorities said they had found torn-up sick notes showing that he was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy.
German newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday (March 29) quoted a senior investigator as saying Lubitz "was treated by several neurologists and psychiatrists", adding that a number of medications had been found in his apartment in Duesseldorf.
Police also discovered personal notes that showed Lubitz suffered from "severe subjective overstress symptoms", he added.
Lufthansa, the parent company of the budget airline, said the carrier was unaware of a psychosomatic or any other illness affecting Lubitz.
A spokesman for state prosecutors in Duesseldorf declined to comment on Sunday on the various media reports, adding there would be no official statement before Monday.
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