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A320 co-pilot suffered suicidal tendencies

The investigation into the Germanwings crash is ongoing and German prosecutors find out more and more new details about the aircraft and co-pilot already blamed for the accident.

More and more information is revealed about the tragic event in France. According to German prosecutors, Andreas Lubitz, a co-pilot of the downed plane, had undergone psychological therapy. It became known that the pilot had suffered from suicidal tendencies, the DW news agency reports.

"Several years ago before obtaining his pilot's license, the co-pilot was in a long period of psychotherapeutic treatment with noticeable suicidal tendencies," said the prosecutors" office in Düsseldorf, the city where Lubitz lived and where the flight had been headed.

Prosecutors" spokesman Ralf Herrenbrück said that Lubitz had not shown signs of suicidal behavior nor aggression since then.

"In the ensuing years and up until recently, he had doctors' visits and was written off sick but showed no sign of suicidal tendencies or aggression towards others," Herrenbrück said.

Herrenbrück added that authorities have found no motive for why Lubitz would have crashed the plane, as investigators believe, nor any sign of physical illness. All 150 people aboard the plane died last Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps, en route from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, DW reports.

Bad weather is hampering helicopter access to the crash site, forcing teams to build a road to speed up the search. Rescue workers currently have to hike around 45 minutes to the site through difficult terrain.

Hundreds of family members of the dead have made their way to Seyne-les-Alps, near the crash site.

It should be recalled that the  accident occurred near the town of Prads-Haute-Bléone  on March 24. However, residents say they did not see or hear the plane crash. It is known that there were 150 people aboard, six of them were the crew members. According to preliminary data, all of them died.