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Germanwings report says pilot confidentiality 'should be relaxed'

French investigators have called for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of the Germanwings disaster in 2015.

It was revealed a doctor recommended that Andreas Lubitz, the German pilot who crashed an airliner into the Alps, should be treated in a psychiatric hospital, two weeks before the disaster, but his employer was never alerted.

Mr Lubitz, who had a history of severe depression, deliberately brought down the Germanwings plane, killing everyone on board.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 13 Mar 2016
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