MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — A German hospital denies reports that it treated Andreas Lubitz for depression, but it does confirm that he’s been a patient there over the past two months.
The hospital in Duesseldorf says he was last there for a “diagnostic evaluation” on March 10. That’s exactly two weeks before he flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in the French Alps, killing 150 people.
Prosecutors say he appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from the airline, including having been excused by a doctor from work on the day of the flight.
An ex-girlfiend of Lubitz says he was a tormented and erratic man. The 26-year-old Germanwings flight attendant told a German newspaper he would wake up from nightmares screaming, “we’re going down”.
She said Lubitz told her last year that he was planning an act so heinous his name would be remembered for ever. “One day I will do something that will change the whole system, and then all will know my name and remember it,” she said Lubitz told her.
“I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense,” said the ex-girlfriend, who did not give her real name to Bild.