Murder pilot Andreas Lubitz once revealed to his ex-girlfriend he was planning an
act so heinous his name would be remembered for ever, it was
sensationally claimed last night.
She revealed to a German newspaper how Lubitz ominously told her last year:
‘One day I will do something that will change the whole system, and then
all will know my name and remember it.’‘I never knew what he meant, but
now it makes sense,’ she told Bild. When
I heard about the crash, there was just a tape playing in my head of
what he said, “One day I will do something that will change the system
and everyone will then know my name and remember me”.‘I did not know
what he meant by that at the time, but now it’s clear.’
His personal problems and erratic behaviour was so severe that she was frightened and decided to leave him.
The couple had been together for seven years and lived in a smart flat
on the outskirts of Dusseldorf. One report claimed they were engaged and
planned to marry next year.
Lubitz had reportedly ordered two new Audis for them just before the
tragedy in an apparent desperate last attempt to win her back. But she
appeared to have rejected his offer, as only one car was ever delivered.
The startling revelations that Lubitz had long-plotted a spectacular act
adds weight to claims the pilot concealed a medical condition that
should have stopped him flying.
It comes after German investigators
yesterday revealed the 27-year-old should have been off sick on the day
he deliberately condemned his 149 passengers and crewmates to their
deaths in the Alps.
Investigators revealed today that medical sign-off notes were found at Lubitz’s home
– including at least one that covered the day of the crash – and
Dusseldorf University Hospital confirmed he had been a patient there
over the past two months, although it would not disclose his condition.
It also emerged that Lubitz was familiar with the area of the French Alps where he brought down the Airbus A320, having previously completed a gliding course there.