Andreas Lubitz wanted to “change the system” and said “one day everyone would know his name”, an ex-girlfriend
of the 27-year-old has told German tabloid Bild.
An investigation is underway into the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed the Germanwings Airbus A320.
A torn up doctor’s note, recovered from one of his residences, indicates he could have been excused from work for medical reasons on the day of the disaster.
German law requires workers to immediately tell their employers if they are unable to work.
Meanwhile, French authorities are working to identify the victims amid a general inquiry into the crash.
“We received between 400 and 600 elements, which are still being examined in the lab,” said Gendarme, Colonel Patrick Touron. “In the lab, the coroner is looking at any characteristics or identifiable pieces and writing them down for comparison.”
All 150 passengers and crew died when the plane dived into an isolated area of the French Alps. An extensive recovery operation has yet to find any intact bodies.
The airline has offered up to 50,000 euros in immediate financial assistance to each of the families of the victims.