Andreas Lubitz, who is Twenty-eight-year-old and according to officials, when he intentionally brought his Airbus A320 crashing into the French Alps, he had been flying with the Germanwings airline for just 18 months.
A picture of the co-pilot allegedly at the controls of Flight 4U9525 has begun to emerge, as officials struggle to make sense of the tragedy.
Just 90 minutes drive from Dusseldorf Airport where his doomed plane was due to land made that man believed to have be deliberately caused the deaths of 150 people lived in the German town of Montabaur.
LSC Westerwald flying club in Montabaur, where Lubitz belonged to, said on its website it had learned “with horror” that it had lost a “long-time member” to the Alps tragedy.
There was no clear indication of what might have caused Lubitz to bring down the plane. Spohr said
He stressed that his company chose staff very carefully. According to the agency, Lubitz also possessed a single-engine private pilots license by the FAA on Jan. 6, 2012, which the nglish proficiency and a German pilots license is one of the requirements for that qualification.
According to the Aviation Business Gazette in September 2013, Andreas Guenter Lubitz was included in the “prestigious” FAA Airmen Certification Database, which recognizes airmen “who have met or exceeded the high educational, licensing and medical standards established by the FAA,”
NBC News was not immediately able to verify it was the same man.