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    Medical Conclusions About A320 Co-Pilot Flying Suitability Questionable

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    Head of the German Federation of the Aviation Industry Klaus-Peter Siegloch stated that airlines have to make sure that the medical conclusions, serving as proof for pilots’ suitability for flying, are reliable.

    German authorities have questioned the medical conclusions, according to which the co-pilot of the doomed A320 plane was viewed as suitable for flying, head of the German Federation of the Aviation Industry Klaus-Peter Siegloch said during a press-conference in Berlin.

    "The co-pilot was found perfectly healthy — not once, but many times — and fit to fly," Siegloch said, adding that airlines have to make sure that one can rely on such medical conclusions.

    A320 aircraft, operated by the low-cost subsidiary of Lufthansa airline — Germanwings, en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, crashed in the south-east of France on March, 24, killing all 150 people on board.

    One of the "black boxes", found during the search operation in the crash area, lets experts assume that the crash was a result of deliberate actions of the co-pilot, German citizen Andreas Lubitz.


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