The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing 150 people, predicted “one day everyone will know my name”, his ex-girlfriend says.In an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper, she recalled a comment Andreas Lubitz made last year.”One day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember,” he told her.
Flight 4U 9525 crashed on Tuesday.
The woman, a 26-year-old flight attendant who flew with Lubitz for five months last year, was “very shocked” when she heard the news, the paper says.She is referred to only as Maria W.
If Lubitz deliberately brought down the plane, “it is because he understood that because of his health problems, his big dream of a job at Lufthansa, as captain and as a long-haul pilot was practically impossible,” she told Bild.Meanwhile, German newspaper Die Welt said that investigators had found evidence of a serious “psychosomatic illness”, and that Lubitz had been “treated by several neurologists and psychiatrists”.Several medicines used to treat mental illnesses were found at his home, but there were no signs of drug or alcohol addiction, the newspaper, citing an unnamed investigator, said.
Separately, the New York Times, citing officials, reported that Lubitz had sought treatment for eye problems.