The final report of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash investigation has been released.
All 150 people on board died the flight hit a mountain in the French Alps en route to Düsseldorf from Barcelona–El Prat Airport.
Investigators believe Lubitz brought down the plane deliberately, with records showing he had been suffering from severe depression which doctors were unable to disclose.
In the 87-page final report into the tragedy, the French crash investigation agency, the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA), found that Lufthansa could have done nothing to stop Andreas Lubitz.
“No action could have been taken by the authorities and/or his employer to prevent him from flying that day, because they were informed by neither the co-pilot himself, nor by anyone else, such as a physician, a colleague or family member,” it said.
“It is likely that breaching medical confidentiality was perceived by these doctors as presenting more risks, in particular for themselves, than not reporting the co-pilot to authorities.”