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What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

Update 3 p.m.: Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was being treated for depression and concealed this from the airline.

Prosecutors continue to look for more information regarding Andreas Lubitz, the 27-year-old Germanswings co-pilot who is believed to have intentionally crashed an airliner into the French Alps, killing himself and 149 other people.

Evidence collected at his apartment did not include a suicide note or any indication of a motivation, but a German prosecutor said Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

Documents also showed that he has a medical condition that he hid from his employer, but whether that condition was mental or physical has not been revealed. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jason Bellini of The Wall Street Journal for the latest.

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Investigators carry boxes from the apartment of Germanwings airliner jet co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday March 26, 2015. (Martin Meissner/AP)
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Investigators carry boxes from the apartment of Germanwings airliner jet co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, in Duesseldorf, Germany, Thursday March 26, 2015. (Martin Meissner/AP)

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