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More Rigorous Checks on Crew and Planes Being Pushed

Andreas Lubitz, dubbed as the Killer pilot did searchthe internet regarding information on depression and suicide while using ‘Skydevil’ as his user name.

Bild, a German newspaper reported that the username was recently discovered after thorough analysis of the pilot’s tablet computer that was found at his residence.

Investigators were also able to discover the search terms Lubitz used, items like ‘manic depressive’ and ‘bipolar’ disorders.

The European Commission stated they have warned the aviation authority of Germany about inadequacies when it comes to health checkups. This was after the commission’sregular review that focuses on air safety enforcement.
The Wall Street Journal,meanwhile stated, that the EU Commission told Berlin last November to start making efforts in resolving these long-standing problems.This was months before the recent crash that claimed the lives of all 150 passengers.

Meanwhile, the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), stated that they were not aware of Lubitz’s medical conditionbefore the crash.

Lufthansa stated Lubitz told airline training school officials at that he had already gone through a severe depression before, raising questions regarding whether such medical checks by safety regulators are rigorous enough.
Some EU officials stated that they have found that lack of LBA staff, hinder their ability in carrying out checks on crew and planes.

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