Killer pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies YEARS before Alps crash, and had been trawling gay porn websites before doomed flight, prosecutors reveal

Relatives of the victims of the air crash visit the memorial in Le Vernet, south-eastern France

The killer co-pilot who deliberately crashed his Germanwings plane into the French Alps killing 150 people had been treated for ‘suicidal tendencies’ several years before becoming a pilot and trawled gay porn websites in the days before his death, it has been revealed.

Mistakenly under the belief that he was losing his eyesight and would lose his job as a result, Andreas Lubitz also spent time visiting websites related to suicide, a Dusseldorf police source said.

The killer pilot had reportedly been living ‘on the edge’ because he feared his deteriorating vision, possibly due to a detached retina, would cost him his pilot’s licence. But investigators now believe his condition was simply a nervous, psychosomatic disorder and not physical at all.

The details emerged as German prosecutors revealed Lubitz had previously received psychotherapy ‘with a note about suicidal tendencies’ several years ago, before he became a pilot…

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