Germanwings crash probe recommends more medical checks for pilots

13th March 2016, Comments 0 comments

The French probe into the crash of a Germanwings plane deliberately flown into a mountain by the co-pilot recommended more stringent medical checks for pilots in its conclusions published Sunday.

BEA civil aviation investigators also agreed with their earlier findings that the crash in the French Alps a year ago with the loss of 150 lives was caused by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who had been treated for depression.

The report said it recommended "regular analysis" of pilots to check for "psychological or psychiatric problems".

© 2016 AFP

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