The mental health of airline pilots needs to be better monitored and the financial impacts of losing a pilot’s licence for medical reasons should be mitigated to help prevent a repeat of last year’s tragic Germanwings crash, say French aviation investigators.
All 150 passengers and crew on Germanwings flight 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf died in March last year when first officer Andreas Lubitz intentionally flew the A320 into the French Alps after locking the captain out of the flight deck.

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