Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently deliberately crashed the plane into a French mountainside this week, had apparently sought help for eyesight problems that could have disqualified him from flying, according to two officials who spoke to the New York Times.
Lubitz also reportedy underwent treatment for psychological issues and hid aspects of his condition from his employer.
An ex-partner of Lubitz’s told German media that he was planning an act “that will change the whole system, and then all will know my name and remember it.”
Lubitz’s former partner, a stewardess known only as Maria W., told a German newspaper, “I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense.”
A report also claimed that Lubitz’s fiancee, whose last name is Goldbach, had left him the day before the crash, leaving him depressed. Read more at the New York Times.