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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Killer pilot 'wanted to be remembered' and once woke up screaming: 'WE'RE GOING DOWN'
Killer pilot Andreas Lubitz had long plotted an event so horrific that he would be remembered, his ex-girlfriend has claimed.The devastated woman, identified only as Mary W, has revealed that she was terrified of Lubitz's increasingly unusual behaviour.
In a disturbing foreshadowing of Tuesday's horror crash, the disturbed co-pilot allegedly woke up screaming 'we're going down' during a nightmare.
He told his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend last year: "One day I will do something that will change the whole system, and then all will know my name and remember it."
She remembered the worrying statement after Germanwings Flight 4U9525 crashed into a remote part of the French Alps, killing Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately piloting the doomed plane on a crash course, and 149 people on board.
"I never knew what he meant, but now it makes sense," the stewardess told German newspaper Bild.
"At night, we woke up and screamed, 'We're going down', because he had nightmares."
His ex-girlfriend continued: "He knew how to hide from other people what was really going on inside."
Yesterday it was revealed that Lubitz, who is thought to have suffered from severe mental health poblems, had torn up sick notes saying he should not have been at work on the day of the crash.
Prosecutors found the notes in his home and said some were "recent and even from the day of the crime".
They did not disclose what Lubitz was suffering from, but said their evidence pointed "towards an existing illness and corresponding treatment by doctors".
Data from the plane's voice recorder suggested that the co-pilot had intentionally started the descent of flight 4U9525 while the pilot was locked out of the cockpit, French prosecutors said.
After the pilot left the cockpit, he was then prevented from re-entering despite desperate attempts to knock on the door, prosecutors said.
Reports suggested that a "violent struggle" ensued between the two airmen, who were "shouting at each other" moments before impact. express