A woman claiming to be the girlfriend of Germanwings co-pilot who officials say brought down the airliner over the French Alps told a German newspaper on Saturday, Andreas Lubitz once promised to “do something” that would make the world remember his name. rench and German investigators say Andreas Lubitz, 27, co-pilot for Germanwings Flight 9525, deliberately brought the plane down Tuesday by locking the pilot out of the cockpit, resetting the auto pilot and crashing the Airbus A320 into the French mountains, killing himself and another 149 people on board.
The German newspaper Bild quoted a flight attendant and former girlfriend said Lubitz had nightmares and once awakened at night screaming “We’re going down!” Investigators began to paint a picture of Lubitz as an unstable man who hid his illness from his employers including a torn-up doctor’s note that would have sidelined him, the day authorities claim he crashed Flight 9525 into a French Alpine mountainside, killing all passengers and crew on board. The black box voice recorder has indicated that the Germanwings co-pilot locked his captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane into a mountainside in what appears to have been a case of mass murder and suicide.
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