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Lubitz Treated for Suicidal Tendencies

Before he became a pilot, Andreas Lubitz received psychotherapy in which his suicidal tendencies were noted, according to German prosecutors. These revelations are the latest in an inquiry into why the 27-year-old pilot programmed a routine Germanwings flight into a downward descent that ultimately led it to crash in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. Though police have not yet determined a motive for the crash, they are focusing heavily on Lubitz’s psychological state. “To have carried out such an act, it’s clearly psychological,” said French judicial police investigator Jean-Pierre Michel.